Bibles are hard to obtain in Mali, so Christians rejoice when they receive their own copy.
Bibles are hard to obtain in Mali, so Christians rejoice when they receive their own copy.
Mar. 28, 2024 | Mali

Bibles in Minority Languages Bring Joy

[134] prayers in [8] nations have been posted for Mali Christians.

In Mali, Bibles are scarce and difficult to obtain outside of the capital, especially in minority languages. Front-line workers have been partnering with VOM for several years to get Bibles of various languages and types, including children’s illustrated Bibles and audio Bibles, into the hands of Christians scattered across the vast nation. During one recent distribution, 50 full Bambara-language Bibles and 50 Boomu Bibles were distributed along with 250 New Testaments. A brother named Matthew received his with joy, saying, “I am glad to have the Bible in my mother tongue. It will do good for my family.” One pastor gave a Bible to a local judge. While doing so, the pastor read Deuteronomy 16:18–20, which says that judges should judge the people fairly without taking bribes or showing partiality. The judge responded by saying, “Pastor, you have given me the greatest gift, and this Bible teaches me.”

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  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Ori, Lord Our Light, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Mali Christians. We ask for Jesus, Light of the World, enlighten their lives, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus thank you for the joy that your word brings. May your joy fill the Mali Christians and bring many Mali people to know you as savior and Lord. I pray that your word will reach everyone. I pray that everyone gets a Bible and a chance to hear the gospel message. I pray salvation for everyone. I pray this in Jesus name amen.
    Eric D - USA
  • In the strong name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsuri, our Rock, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your help to Mali Christians. We ask for continued help,, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • LORD: Thank You for providing this treasure of YOUR word to these Christians in Mali. Continue to meet all their spiritual needs day by day. And help them grow in their understanding and faith in YOUR word. In Jesus' name
    P F - USA
  • Lord God, I praise You for the gift of Your word and that You are graciously spreading it throughout Mali. I pray that it would produce great fruit in the lives of those who have it, and that more believers would be able to have the Scripture in their heart language. Please bless those in the midst of translation work as well.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God, we are so thankful for your Word and the power and strength it gives. Continue to teach us so that we may learn from it. I thank you for these Bibles being distributed in Mali and pray that they will encourage and strengthen the faith of many. I pray that your Word would be powerful in the area and that the gospel will be proclaimed. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • O Lord, I thank You for the Mali Christians and front line workers! Thank You that the people can read it in their own native language. May You protect those who get the Bibles to them. May You guide all of our brothers and sisters in Christ with Your Word, especially those in Mali. Amen!
    Holly N - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Malo: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Build up in faith all those who received Bibles. May those without Bibles receive them. IN this way, may all Mali be saved.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you that Your Word is being given in Mali. Thank you that people can read it in their native language. I pray that many will find faith in Christ through Your Word. Please bless and protect those who are serving You in Mali.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mali: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Build up in faith all believers who received Bibles. May still Bibleless believers be given Bibles. May all Mali be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father I thank you you n the front line workers for the bible distribution in Mali and i thank those who have worked to put them in so many different tongues because that is your desires that people of all tongues know you and your word I pray these bibles will continue to be distributed n bear fruit for salvation in each hand that receives them
    Dean B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mali: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Build up their faith through their received Bibles. May Bibleless believers be given their own Bibles. May all Mali be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, May these Bibles bring refreshment & renewal to those who receive them. Give them understanding & love for your word. May Jesus sacrifice be clear to all for forgiveness of sin & salvation. Tear down evil in Mali. Chase away the darkness of the soul. Open hearts to the mercy & love of Jesus. May Jesus be glorified in this place. Amen.
    Shelly D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mali: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Build up the faith of all those who received Bibles; may still Bibleless believers be given Bibles. May all Mali be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, your Word brings hope, healing, guidance, strength, shows us your love and bring truth and salvation. Thank you, Lord, for each Bible that is given. I pray you would make a way for others to be passed out to all who seek one. I pray you speak to the hearts of all in Mali. Use your children to shine brightly your love. Lord, bless this effort.
    Polly C - USA
  • Father this is so awesome! We are believing that this will continue in Mali as well as many other places in this world in Jesus' Name! May they all be grounded in Your Word, and share it wherever You lead. Draw persecutors to Your heart. TY for blessing the efforts to get Your Word into the right hands. Blessings on the judge and others in Jesus'N
    Lisa T - USA
  • Glory to Your name, God Almighty, because you know every tongue! Please guide and give wisdom to Bible translators in Mali, Holy Spirit. Protect those taking the Bibles to various regions. Encourage, unite and awake the church across Mali as they hear your words in their mother tongues. Continue to use Bibles to reach authorities and nonbelievers
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Father God thank you so much for people who publish and distribute these Bibles everywhere around the world!
    christine s - USA
  • Father, thank you for your Word! I pray that your people who have received your word and that they will share if with many unbelievers. I pray that many will be saved through your word. That it will spread like wild fire across Mali! Praise you and thank you for your faithful people who spread the word. In Jesus name Amen!
    Rebecca S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mali: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Build up those who received Bibles in faith. May Bibleless believers be given their own Bibles & all Mali be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank You for the Bibles in minority languages that were received. May those who received them grow in faith and in the Word and be able to share the Gospel with others so they may receive salvation in Jesus Christ also. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Holy, Almighty Father God, we join in rejoicing with the believers who are receiving Bibles and NTs in their heart language. Your Word is so powerful. May many more come to faith and also grow in grace and in knowledge of You through these distributions. Bless the front-line workers and VOM. Provide for more Bibles. In Christ's Name I pray.
    Rose T - USA
  • 'Or Goyim shine your light of truth throughout Mali like never before & send upright pastor teachers to properly mature the believer's spiritual knowledge. EL Bethel let your provision plant many Churches so Mali believers can safely worship & praise you with joyous fellowship. Jehovah Jireh provide many biblical tools to be delivered in Mali. I.JC.N.
    Andre M - USA
  • Lord, enlarge the tent of Christian witness in Mali. Build up strong Christian communities of mutual care and support. Strengthen your witnesses. Open eyes and ears of millions as you soften hearts throughout Mali to the gospel. Convert major leaders and government authorities. Be exalted. Amen!
    Danae V - USA
  • Thanks be to God for this. I pray it continues I pray you bless VOM bless others supporting VOM that this may continue not just here but around the world Amen
    Lance S - USA
  • Father, thank you for your Word. As these Bibles are being distributed in Mali, I pray for many to find you and may your gospel spread. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mali: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Build up those who received Bibles in faith. May Bibleless believers get their own Bibles. And so may all Mali be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Jesus,

    I thank you that there is a hunger for the Word of God in Mali. Please more of the people of Mali to Christ, and protect them and the VOM workers as they spread Your Word. Please provide more than enough Christian material for the people of Mali to feed on. May the hunger for the Word of God continue to grow. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Christopher W - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that Your word goes forth from Your mouth and will not return to You void, without accomplishing all that You desire and without succeeding in the matter in which You sent it. May many children and adults receive Your word as a little child and develop strong vigorous roots rooted in Your love. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • How wonderful it is, Lord, that my brothers & sisters in Mali have access to Your Word! Bless their efforts in sharing Your truth with others. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
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