CONTACT: JANNI FIRESTONE
Wheaton IL (April 14, 2014)—At this year’s Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference, Crossway was honored to partner with LifeWay and T4G to collect ESV Global Study Bibles for pastors and leaders in Liberia, West Africa. Over 7,500 conference attendees were invited to purchase subsidized copies of theGlobal Study Bible from the conference store and write personal notes to pack with them at Crossway’s booth.
By the end of the conference, nearly 6,000 Global Study Bibles were donated, amounting to seven full pallets of Bibles that will be shipped to Liberia in the coming months.
Pastor Joseph Johnson of Monrovia will organize the distribution of the Bibles at four regional pastors’ gatherings throughout Liberia later this year. Pastor Johnson was in attendance at the conference to answer questions about how these Bibles will be used for Bible study and leadership training in Liberia.
Randy Jahns, Crossway’s senior vice president of of Bible ministry relations, had the following to say about the initiative:
“What a joy it was to be part of the Pack the Pallet initiative—meeting so many people who are passionate about sharing God’s Word with the world! Each Bible packed and each personal note written to our Liberian brothers was done with prayers that this will bear much fruit in the coming days. I so appreciated Pastor Johnson and his thoughtful plan for using these Bibles to equip and train Liberian pastors and church leaders. Many of these leaders do not have even basic Bible resources, so we pray that these Global Study Bibles will help advance and strengthen the church throughout Liberia, for God’s glory alone.”
Crossway is an internationally recognized not-for-profit publisher of Christian books, the ESV Bible (English Standard Version), and gospel literature. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Crossway was founded in 1938 and is committed to publishing biblically sound, gospel-centered content that applies the truth of God’s Word to all of life. Today, its publishing ministry continues to serve the church worldwide through the distribution of millions of Bibles, books, and tracts in over 70 languages, in print and digital formats. Headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois, Crossway provides the ESV Bible text and other resources online for free through ESVBible.org and in a variety of digital technologies. To learn more, visit www.crossway.org.