May 5, 2023, WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of phase 2 of an initiative to distribute one million English Standard Version (ESV) Bibles around the world. The focus of phase 2 is to freely distribute Bibles to children throughout the Global South, especially on the continent of Africa.
Crossway is grateful to partner with the Rafiki Foundation, Awana International, and other organizations serving in the Global South to distribute Bibles in this phase of the initiative. The goal is to raise $500,000 by June 30, 2023, in order to provide the Word of God to 100,000 children who may otherwise not have access to their own Bibles.
For the church to flourish and the gospel to faithfully pass from one generation to the next, God’s people must invest in the discipleship of young believers around the world. Karen Elliott, executive director of the Rafiki Foundation, says, “If we care about the future of the church—the future of the church is in Africa because the next generation of the church is going to be there—then we ought to help them by providing Bibles, study Bibles, and sound doctrine. We should flood the continent with God’s Word.”
The first phase of Crossway’s One Million Bibles Initiative was completed in December 2022, surpassing its $500,000 goal and providing more than 100,000 Bibles to Christians in the Global South. Distribution of those Bibles is underway.
More information can be found at crossway.org/OneMillionBibles.
Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-based content to honor our Savior and serve his church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information, visit crossway.org.
Contact: Lauren Susanto, firstname.lastname@example.org