Once Missionary Matthew Ude was visiting a village of rat catchers. These men earn a living by catching rats from the fields for the farmers. They are so poor they often have no recourse but to eat the rats they catch. They were poorly educated and could not read, and yet they clung to their bibles. Jyothi Benjamin explained, “They can not read but they know it is the word of God and they treasure it.”
Naturally providing every man , woman and child who can read and even those who can’t with their own copy of the word of God is one of our highest priorities. Bibles typically cost $5 a piece, but with over 40,000 members in India this is an enormous task.
You donation can provide villagers like these with the Word of God!