INCREASED PASSION FOR 2023
Igniting Fresh Passion for God's Word
A LETTER FROM MBS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
We need your help...
December 28, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we come to the end of another year, we take time to give thanks in all things, to rejoice in the Lord’s provision and protection, and to remember His work through the Maryland Bible Society.
2022 has been a good year of Ministry and there is much to share. Here are a few of the important highlights:
- Our first post-Covid book collection for Kenya was completed and shipped.
While it was difficult to take a few years off, we are excited that our bookstore, library, and ministry center are once again up and running in Mombasa. In addition to the supply of Bibles, books, and discipleship materials, our in-country ministry partners continue to expand on previous developments with the building of a community hub, including several outreach opportunities through sports and fitness.
- Bible Distribution and Engagement
We continue to devote significant resources to the heart of our ministry — Bible distribution and engagement — here in our community. Our partnerships with key youth ministries, prison ministries, and churches remain a vital part of carrying out our mission. Because of faithful giving partners in 2022, we have been able to respond to every request for Bibles with either partial or full grants.
- Collaborative Partnerships
As part of my personal ministry with Maryland Bible Society, I have the privilege of walking alongside many pastors and ministry leaders, both as a coach and mentor, but also as a collaborative partner. There are wonderful initiatives forming and we look forward to some exciting developments in 2023.
Thank you again for your continued faithfulness and be assured the ministry of the Maryland Bible Society would not be possible without your help.
It’s also important you are aware that we will finish the year in a very difficult financial position and are asking you to 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.