The Voice of the Martyrs received the following report from a Christian in Nepal.
“My name is Bandhu. I am from a very rural and remote part of Nepal. I gave my life to Christ six years ago. All seven in my family are believers. I am very poor farmer.
“Two months ago, I heard that some believers are giving the Bible for free. But it was not in our village. The leader of our church mentioned that if we can go to the place where the Bibles will be distributed, we will get one. I knew that it would take me and my son eight hours to walk. I called my son and said, ‘Let’s go to get the Bible.’
“We walked eight hours and finally we arrived. The local pastors said, ‘All of you get in a line, we will bring the Bible to you.’ When the distribution started, I was watching the pastor move and thinking, ‘I will get the most valuable thing in my life.’
“When I touched the first time the Bible which both has Old Testament and New Testament, I knew that is it real. As distribution finished, I and my son sat together and checked our Bibles. We realized both are the same because we never knew that every Bible has the same words. I realized that our dream came true.
“We have now our own Bibles at home. We read them every day. We discuss them every day at home. I can see the blessing that came to our family after we got the Bible. I just want to thank VOM who made this possible for believers like us. We have started to pray that the VOM office will do more of this type of ministry, not only in Nepal but all over the world.”
(To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)
To Talk About
- How far would you have to walk to get to the Bible that is nearest you right now?
- Can you and a friend or family member agree to read your Bibles daily and to talk about what you read like Bandhu and his son?