What if your church or ministry could be a tremendous blessing to the persecuted church, bearing their burdens, “and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2)? Would you do so, especially if it didn’t cost you anything?
We see God’s grace when Paul wrote:
We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints.2 Corinthians 8:1-4
These Christians begged Paul earnestly in order to help those in need.
What if your church or ministry could be the means of such grace with one social media share? Will you do so, especially since it doesn’t cost you anything?
Without question, your church or ministry can be a tremendous blessing to the persecuted church.
How many bibles will you be able to distribute?
When you share the 10,000 bibles fundraiser for your persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world, how many bibles will you and your audience be able to distribute?
For each sold book, 75% royalty will go toward bibles for the persecuted church.
Depending on the size of your audience, here are some numbers to give you an idea:
140 Christians buying a $0.99 book will distribute 10 bibles.
1,400 Christians buying a $0.99 book will distribute 100 bibles.
14,000 Christians buying a $0.99 book will distribute 1,000 bibles.
140,000 Christians buying a $0.99 book will distribute 10,000 bibles.
1,400,000 Christians buying a $0.99 book will distribute 100,000 bibles.
What if only 10% of your email list and social media followers bought one book? What if 25% or even 50% were to do so? How many bibles would you and your audience be able to distribute?
The participants will be blessed by the book and raise funds to distribute bibles to the persecuted church. A win-win!
Here’s the good news…
It doesn’t cost you anything and requires no effort on your part. Just one simple share with your audience. Your participation will be in the spirit of helping others: “They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them” (Luke 5:7).
Will you look beyond to what you are currently doing and help distribute 10,000 bibles?
Whether you have a small or large boat – a small or large audience – will you use your influence to bless your persecuted brothers and sisters? In doing so, you will help bear their burdens, “and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
I understand you may not be inclined to share the 10,000 bibles fundraiser with your audience. For example…
- We have our own books and online bookstore that raises funds for our ministry.
- We don’t want to expose our audience to books that we don’t truly stand behind.
- This just doesn’t fit our own vision and purpose to what God has called us to do.
Since I don’t see the need to try to overcome any objection your church or ministry may or may not have, here is the bottom line…
You have an opportunity to help distribute bibles to the persecuted church that doesn’t cost you anything and requires no effort on your part. Just one simple share with your email list and on your social media, “and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Needless to say, anything done in the name of Christ will be more than worth it: “For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward” (Mark 9:41). The smallest “effort” in helping your persecuted brothers and sisters isn’t without divine notice and reward.
You can even choose a book that you know will be a blessing and share that book with your audience.
No doubt, you’ll be able to find one book that will be an encouragement to their faith and walk with Jesus.
Years ago, I heard this story…
An angel allowed average Joe a glimpse into hell. What he saw was not what he had expected. There was an endless table with all kinds of delicious food, everything one can possibly crave.
There was just one major problem: the ones at the table couldn’t bend their arms—they couldn’t get the food from the table to their mouth. A horrendous sight as everyone starved.
He was also allowed a glimpse into heaven and was shocked by what he saw. There was a similar table with the same food. What was even more shocking… the ones at the table had the same problem. They couldn’t bend their arms.
Nevertheless, there was great joy and satisfaction. Why? They would scoop the food on their fork or spoon and turn their stretched-out arm to either the left or the right person, enabling them to eat and be satisfied.
Will you use your “fork” and “spoon” to help the persecuted church, “and so fulfill the law of Christ”? Such a fulfillment doesn’t cost you anything and cannot be easier and simpler 🙂
Share with your audience…
You can use the following when you share this fundraiser with your email list or on your social media, or edit it any way you would like. Just choose a book that you know will be a blessing and share that book with your audience:
As a ministry, we want to be a blessing to the persecuted church. We are partnering with Christ-Centered Books in order to help distribute God’s word to those who don’t have a bible. When you purchase this $0.99 book, you will be an essential part in doing so (link of the book you want to share and state why that book will be an encouragement to their faith and walk with Jesus).
Instead of sharing one particular book, you can also use the following:
As a ministry, we want to be a blessing to the persecuted church. We are partnering with Christ-Centered Books in order to help distribute God’s word to those who don’t have a bible. When you purchase a $0.99 book, you will be an essential part in doing so. Find out more at www.helpthepersecutedchurch.com (this link will take you to a page at Christ-Centered Books, explaining the fundraiser).
Whether you share one particular book or the entire bookstore with your audience, you are creating awareness and, as a result, greater potential for the distribution of God’s word to the persecuted church.
Will you do so?
In Christ Alone,
Mr. Jan Blonk