INCREASED PASSION FOR 2024
Igniting Fresh Passion for God's Word
A LETTER FROM MBS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
We need your help...
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In His providence and with a substantial measure of grace, the Lord has seen your Maryland Bible Society safely through another year. Despite the challenges, especially with respect to finances, 2023 has been a high-impact year for our ministry. Thanks to you, the faithful friends of MBS, we were allowed to accomplish wonderful things and we look ahead eagerly to new opportunities.
Among the opportunities seized this past year are:
- Securing a new location for our bookstore in Kenya. This new site is the only one of its kind in the country, serving as bookstore, library, and community center – all in a safe location.
- Continuing to devote significant resources to the heart of our ministry — Bible distribution and engagement — here in our community. Our partnerships with key youth ministries like FCA, prison ministries like Uncuffed, and churches of all denominations remain a vital part of carrying out our mission. Because of faithful giving partners in 2023 we have been able to respond to every request for Bibles with either partial or full grants.
- Continuing my personal ministry as a representative of MBS. I have the privilege of walking alongside many pastors and ministry leaders as coach, mentor, and collaborative partner. There are wonderful initiatives forming and we look forward to some exciting developments in the new year.
- Working in forward-looking strategic partnership with the American Bible Society to focus on local churches by employing a proven and effective model that combines the power of God’s Word with creative evangelism and discipleship ministry. We are very close to finalizing plans and look forward to a making an announcement early in 2024.
And none of this would be possible without your help!
Thank you again for your continued faithfulness . . . and please be confident that the ministry of the Maryland Bible Society does its utmost with your gifts. Finally, it’s important to be aware that we will finish the year in a very difficult financial position and are asking you to again prayerfully consider a year-end gift.
We pray that your Christmas Season will be filled with God’s great blessings for you and yours.
Together In Christ,
David E. Moyer
Ministry Highlight: A2Missions
MBS Empowering women in Europe with Gospel-focused resources
Even though Europe has a Christian foundation, most people do not practice any religion. There are many people who do not own or have ever seen a Bible.
A2Missions works in Hungary to strengthen churches, reach communities, and mentor Christian women. This is accomplished through the work of many people because the gospel spreads best in partnership with others. They have seen God at work through these partnerships and have received requests for discipleship, outreach events, and training seminars.
As with most ministries, recent events have forced them to broaden their horizons. The current situation has not stopped their ministry, just changed it. Using the internet, this has allowed them to “meet” new people who would not have had the time to talk with them previously. Some of these people have many connections with both schools and churches. In the future, this will allow them to engage with more individuals and communities.
Right now, buying and giving out Bibles is essential because there are a lot of people who are searching for the truth now. One of their friend’s recently got saved because recent events caused panic in his life. This caused him to question what he actually believed. He is not alone. This is just one example of how the Maryland Bible Society has an impact beyond just Maryland.