It impacted me so much that I started praying for God to show me how I could help “End Bible Poverty.”
That’s when everything collided.
I thought about how we were writing this eBook to serve as a tool for our fellow sisters and brothers. And how nearly every single person who would read our eBook probably has numerous Bibles in various versions stacked neatly on their bookshelves — just like me.
Yet there are hundreds of millions of people in our world who have never even read a single verse of Scripture in their own language. That reality made me physically nauseous.
Katie and I talked and both wholeheartedly agreed that we wanted to give a portion of the sale of our eBook to OneVerse — a ministry deeply involved in the effort to end this Bible poverty.
Savoring Living Water will go directly to OneVerse.
Isn’t that exciting?!
For every $26 dollar raised (or 13 copies sold), one more verse is translated into a language that currently doesn’t have the Bible. And to make things even more interesting, Katie and I decided to set a goal.
We both began memorizing the book of Philippians at the same time. She finished, I’m STILL in process — chapter 4 verse 13. (Get ‘er done, Lara. Get ‘er done!) So we thought it would be great to sponsor the translation of the entire book of Philippians — all 104 verses.
At $26 per verse that means we need to sell 1352 copies of our eBook to have the equivalent of Philippians translated. (*cough. choke. gag.*) That seems outrageous. BUT, we all know that nothing is impossible for this great God of ours.
So there it is. Our crazy, big goal prompted by an infinite God who transforms hearts with the light of His Word.
Every tribe. Every tongue. Every nation. His Word — His Truth — has the power to transform every person’s heart regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, and location.
His Word breathes His plan and design for mankind. Let’s be part of the solution.
Fill me, Lord…
Has He ever led you to set a crazy, big goal?
How did that turn out?
Katie’s also talking about OneVerse today. Click here to hop on over to her blog.