‘Sola Scriptura’ for Mozambique
In the UK we can buy a Bible simply by visiting a Christian bookshops or by ordering online. However, this is not the norm in many countries of the world. Many people cannot buy a Bible so easily, nor they cannot afford to buy one. Mozambique is one of those countries.
Mozambique is a large African country with an area of 309,413 sq. miles (more than three times the size of the UK) and a coastline of more than 1,500 miles. In this vast country there are only a few Christian bookshops, and CLC has two outlets – one in the capital Maputo and the other in Beira. Economically, Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world.
The Difficulties of Distributing Bibles in Mozambique
Although the majority of Mozambicans speak one or two local languages, children learn Portuguese in school. However, the Portuguese Bibles that are available are translations that are not easy for someone for whom Portuguese is their second language. They are also difficult for those with a poor level of reading skills
There are no Portuguese Bibles printed in Mozambique. They all have to be imported either from Portugal or Brazil. The publishers in those countries source the Bibles from printers in India or South Korea. Inevitably this increases the price of the Bible by the time it gets to Mozambique, and this is not helped by the local bureaucracy and currency fluctuations.
There is a Bible translation – The Bible for Everyone – that is written in an everyday language. This version of the Bible is perfect for a project that seeks to make the Word of God available to the widest possible number of people.
Our Goal is to Enable 10,000 Mozambicans to have their own Bible
Help us make this a reality!
Any donation that we receive will bring us closer to this goal of 10,000 Bibles.
Christians in the UK often possess a number of Bibles. Imagine what it would be like not to own even one Bible?
How would you grow in your faith?
How could you share in Bible study?
How could you preach from the Word of God?
The objective is to raise sufficient funds to pay for the first printing and shipping of 10.000 Bibles. This will enable us to sell the Bibles for a modest and affordable price in Mozambique, while retaining sufficient funds to re-print a further 10.000 Bibles. The demand is great and we want to provide a continual supply of Bibles, not dependent on ongoing subsidy.
The cost of printing, transporting and importing each Bible is just over £3.00 per copy. We invite you to PRAY and to consider whether you could SHARE in this project by donating towards it.
Thank you for participating in this great project to make the Bible available to those who can least afford it.