Representatives from The Digital Bible Society were in London this month for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Working with an established London ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel with the hundreds of thousands of Arabic speakers that visit the UK each summer, the Digital Bible Society, in partnership with Bible League International created an extensive digital Bible library in Arabic.
Fifty thousand copies were made using Micro SD chips and DVDs. These libraries were then freely distributed in and around the greater London area, and at Olympics venues. The leader of a London based Arabic church, Pastor W., had this to say about the Arabic Olympic project, “To have a library of Bibles, books, films, and devotionals all on a SD chip, so small that it fits on the tip of one’s finger, is a Dream Come True. We have Muslim’s seeking answers about Christ, and now, to be able to give them this to take with them back to their home country… this has such great value to the Arabic world. We are happy that our partners have made this resource available.”
Brother A., who traveled to London from Egypt to help hand out chips and DVDs, said “There is a spiritual war for our home countries. Sometimes this prevents the Gospel from being heard. This summer’s distribution will go down as a victory for the Arabic church. It is an encouragement to me personally to see individual members of our team speaking to total strangers and leading them to Jesus. People are amazingly responsive and are glad to go home equipped with so much that they can easily carry back with them and explore. I expect God to do miracles and open many hearts.”