Friday, May 04, 2007

Bibles for India

Just in case you didn't know, Koorong is partnering up with OM to provide much needed Bibles to India. This will be going on throughout the month of May.

All you have to do is bring in any Bible you'd like to donate to your local Koorong Bookstore and place it in the "Bibles for India" section.

Here's some info on their project:

Why India?

There are currently around 1.1 billion people living in India. According to government figures, the estimated Christian population is 2.6%. However it is estimated that the true figure is around 7%.

Over 80% of India’s population is Hindu and the country also has the second largest Muslim population in the world. Other religious groups include Sikhs, Buddhists, Baha’is and Jews.

This diversity of religions, coupled with the size and growth of India’s population, make it a prime place to target evangelism projects.

Who is STL OM Books India?

STL OM Books is a fully integrated publisher, distributor and retailer of Christian resources in South East Asia. Based in Hyderabad, India, the not-for-profit company aims to produce quality products to resource the Christian community. As part of the STL group, the company is the largest distributor of Christian products in Asia.

STL (Send the Light) and OM (Operation Mobilisation) first partnered to distribute Christian literature in India in 1964, with STL OM Books India officially created in 2006.

OM Books now has 23 stores throughout India. The organisation also resources 300 hundred agencies across India that also sell Christian products, including retail stores, libraries, bible seminaries and third party agents.

The mission of STL OM Books India is to advance the Christian faith through the publishing, distribution and retailing of quality Christian resources. Part of this aim is to provide the Indian church with low-cost Bibles.

For more information you can go to their website.

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2 comments:

Eric Bae said...

hey Eddie~~ how's it goin'

oooohhh!!! now every time I hear something about India, somehow I feel 'connected'! :) I'll wait to see what God has in store for me!

Eddie Byun said...

hee hee ... I was thinking about you too while I was writing this :P