PNG school Bibles + PDF Bibles for the world
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PNG School Bibles
Over the years, it has become more and more difficult to distribute Bibles to school children in the USA as the culture shifts away from Godly values. However, in Papua New Guinea, the government recently paid for the printing and distribution of thousands of New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs, making it a part of their school curriculum. English is the language of instruction from the third grade up in PNG. It was with great joy that I was asked to provide the text of the World English Bible and typesetting services for this project. I rejoiced when I just got some samples of the finished product in the mail. The government's endorsement encourages all students to read the Bible daily. Praise God!
PNG School Bible interior
Bible PDFs are here!
I just finished the main part of the software that fully automatically converts Bibles to PDF format. The main advantage of PDF files over the other formats we already provide is that it is the best format for printing from. This is where electronic Scripture publishing and print Scripture publishing get blurred together. For example, it was from a PDF file that the above book was printed. The big difference, now, is that it used to be a partially manual process to make them, but now my computer can do the whole process. That means that I can now keep current PDFs available for every Bible that I'm allowed to distribute that way. You can see them at
Merry Christmas!

Thank you for praying for the Every Tribe Every Nation Digital Bible Library meetings in Philadelphia. It was definitely worth the trip. More progress was made at improving cooperation between Bible translation agencies, Bible societies, and ministries publishing and distributing Bible translations. It is awesome to see such cooperation between diverse parts of the Body of Christ.
Ben & Nate
It was great to see our sons, Ben and Nate, while I was in Philadelphia for meetings in November.
Rachel with pet bird
Rachel really enjoys our pet Cockatiel.

Last month, there were 5.45 million hits on our Bible web sites. I hope to share more about what a "hit" is, next time. In the mean time, rejoice with us that this web traffic includes many Bible views and Bible downloads.
We give away free Bibles in over 636 languages. Where copyright owners allow us (i.e. for 615 languages), these are available in many electronic formats on many web sites and via Digital Bible Society media libraries. These Bibles are not copy-protected with any sort of DRM, but freely copyable to many kinds of devices. We do this because God's Word produces eternal results in people's lives. We don't require payment for any of these Bibles, but rather rely on God to supply our needs. God is well able to do that. We are truly grateful for those whom the Lord leads to support us so that we can keep doing this.

We are very grateful to those Bible translators and Bible translation agencies who allow us to freely distribute their Bible translations without charge.
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Makawao, HI 96768-8747

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