In 2013 civil war broke out in South Sudan between the two major tribes — the Dinka and the Nuer.
Many South Sudanese fled to neighbouring countries with little more than the clothes they were wearing. In the neighbouring country of Ethiopia, the refugee camps house 385,000 people. About 100,000 of them belong to our sister church the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan.
What do our brothers and sisters ask for? Bibles in their mother tongue — the Nuer language. In 2017 APWM sent 3,000 Nuer Bibles but what are these among so many? APWM would like to purchase 33,000 Nuer Bibles plus ‘Talking Bibles’ for those who are blind and illiterate — as well as some audio recordings of Scripture for soldiers in the conflict.
Late last year I was in these refugee camps. As I heard the request for Bibles I thought “If one Bible could change a life, imagine what 33,000 can do!” It is estimated that each Bible will cost $10. If each member of our church gave $10 then we could easily meet this need.
To watch or download a video on this project please go to APWM’s Vimeo page:
Please consider assisting our brothers and sisters in these refugee camps.
Ways to Donate
Account Name: Australian Presbyterian World Mission
BSB: 032 260
Account Number: 151207
Please write your surname and the word ‘Bibles’ in the description box on the bank transfer page. Please also send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send you a receipt.
Cheques should be mailed to: APWM, 1 Clarence Street, Burwood NSW 2134
Enquiries about credit/debit card donations should be made to email@example.com or (02) 8073 7493