|Family Christian, Biblica partner on military Bible campaign|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 03:37 PM EDT|
Biblica and Family Christian Stores have joined forces to serve the spiritual needs of American service members through the Frontline & Homefront Bible Campaign.
Customers at Family Christian Stores are invited to donate New International Version Bibles to service members and their families. A $5 gift provides a Military Bible with camouflage design to a soldier or a Finding Hope Bible to a military family. Along with the Bible, the recipient gets a special personalized bookmark that includes many helpful Bible verses for their time of need.
Family Christian customers have already provided more than 60,000 Bibles for U.S. military personnel and their families in the campaign, which began Labor Day weekend and will run through the Christmas season. Donations that come in prior to Nov. 1 will aid in supplying Bibles to chaplains from all branches of the U.S. military for distribution in time for Christmas.
“Family Christian’s offer to partner with Biblica’s military ministry came at a crucial time,” said Mark Rader, retired Air Force officer and national director of military ministry for Biblica, which has ministered to U.S. military personnel in harm’s way since the War of 1812. “Significant military funding cuts make these donated Bibles even more important to our efforts to reach military men and women and their families with God's Word.”
Biblica has ministered to U.S. military personnel in harm’s way for two centuries, going back to the War of 1812. As service members put their lives on the line—and as families back home pray for their safe return—the hope offered by Scripture becomes more important than ever.
“At Family Christian, we are blessed by the selfless men and women who serve our country and the families who endure their sacrifice,” said Cliff Bartow, president and CEO of Family Christian. “To help mobilize our generous customers in providing God’s life changing Word to these heroes in their time of need is nothing short of amazing. We are honored and thankful to be partners with Biblica, and we give God all the glory for the impact that will be made through this Bible campaign.”