War Zone Bibles for South Sudanese Soldiers

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
South Sudanese soldiers

Special Bibles for use in war zones are being produced for soldiers in South Sudan.

Mission Network News reports the Bibles were requested by a former US Marine who trains chaplains for the South Sudanese armed forces.

He had heard a radio interview with Jason Woolford from Mission Cry, who was talking about the Christian literature being shipped to South Sudan.

The former soldier contacted the mission with a request for Bibles that soldiers can take with them into conflict.

A typical Bible can create danger for soldiers with hard covers causing reflections that can reveal their location.

Ten thousand Bibles with a military cover were printed to deal with the issue, which are also hard-wearing and waterproof.

In another radio interview, Mission Cry revealed the cost to send the Bibles was $US11,000, which was covered by a retired colonel who happened to be listening at the time.

 

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