Print On Demand
The Setting—You and I know! We know what is in the Bible. We know that it teaches about Jesus and that God raised Him from the dead! That is the Good News!
You can read it in Romans 10:9-15 (NIV) “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.’ For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”
It’s happening right now! These verses and all the others in the New Testament are being translated into the heart languages of millions of people who have never heard them!
The Crisis—National Bible translators are scattered all through Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Southeast Asia, diligently working to get every verse translated for their own people. Many of them are hated and endangered. But they are committed—deeply committed to translating the Scriptures.
But once translated, how do they get it to their people? To their church? Their own, whom they love?
The Opportunity—Wycliffe Associates provides the most effective technology and equipment to empower national translators in this life-changing work—especially when it means keeping translators safe in the most dangerous areas imaginable!
In countries where Christians are persecuted, arrested, and hunted down, the church is in hiding. Bible translators must meet in secret. In secret they ask us for Print On Demand (POD) systems.
Print On Demand is a compact, high-speed, digital printing system that can be hidden in one room of a “safe house.” We train workers to operate and maintain this “office equipment” so local believers can bring a flash drive containing Scripture in their own language. A small flash drive, hidden, yet holding such precious words.
In moments, real copies of God’s Word are printed quickly, literally “on demand.” A few or many books—God’s Word to be distributed to the church.
The Cost—You can help! Right now 15 POD systems at $25,000 each need to be deployed to strategic locations around the world. POD systems print Scriptures and Bible resources with great speed and are cost efficient.
What will you give? Please give generously for the persecuted believers, desperate for God’s precious words of love, forgiveness, and mercy, written in their own language.
June 4, 2015
Our Print On Demand program manager asks that we pray for a new person to join the team to focus on international logistics. Please ask God to bring just the right person who can handle all the details of deploying POD systems around the world.