Freedom! Few human conditions are so hotly debated by lawyers and politicians, so widely celebrated by artists and musicians and so closely scrutinized by commentators and pundits. Freedom is the quest of nearly every refugee and immigrant and the cause for which countless men and women have sacrificially given their lives.
For much of the globe, though, freedom is an elusive concept sparingly granted by government officials who fear its consequences. Of course, as Christians, we know true freedom can only be found in the pages of God's Word. This is why, at the Canadian Bible Society, we are so thankful that many countries known for closely monitoring and suppressing religious expression, have recently cracked open their doors to Bible distribution.
As you read a few of the inspiring stories we chose for our summer edition of Word@Work, please pray for the faithful men and women who labour on the front lines of evangelism and Bible distribution. Often their lives are in peril as they minister to the spiritual needs of those who come to them for hope and compassion.
Of course, at CBS we know that sharing the freedom found only in Jesus Christ is made possible by the generosity and sacrificial giving of people like you. On behalf of our staff and volunteers, thank you so very much for all you've done. May the Lord continue to bless you for your faithful contributions to this ministry.
Rev. Ted Seres