Today’s guest blog comes from Erin Weidemann, the founder of Truth Becomes Her and the author of eight books, including Bible Belles’ The Adventures of Rooney Cruz series.
Many of us spend time during the holidays searching for the perfect gift to bless family or a friend. But there is no greater gift both to give and to receive than the very words of God, the beautiful and precious Bible.
It is a gift that brings life, with the power to revive even the weariest soul. Love for these words and the urgency to spread the gospel is woven throughout our family ministry, Truth Becomes Her. With so many girls growing up in a world that teaches them to view their identity from a worldly perspective, we want to find ways to connect girls around the globe to the stories of biblical women so they can discover that their true value lies in God and in His precious and life-giving words.
Spreading this Great Gift with FH
Truth Becomes Her has had the privilege of partnering with Food for the Hungry to champion this same message. We are part of bringing the transforming work of the gospel to some of the hardest places in the world.
This year, my family and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Lima, Peru to visit our FH sponsored daughter, Evelyn. We got to meet her family, as well as the firsthand support FH provides families in these communities. FH made it possible for us to put feet to our family’s legacy of faith. We got to journey with Evelyn’s family down a path to sustainability by empowering leaders where they live. During our trip, we heard powerful testimonies. We witnessed transformational life changes through the teaching and sharing of God’s word. Experiencing how FH responds to the call of God and come alongside families is a miracle our family will cherish forever.
FH uses the truth of God’s word to enable and encourage those that are the most vulnerable to unfold, unlock, and release their God-given potential. When individuals discover what’s possible through their identity in Christ, communities flourish. My family and I were able to see and experience the fruitful efforts of FH. Our eyes were opened to the incredible work that Jesus can do through brave believers who will respond in love to poverty, cycles of violence, exploitation of children, and all other forms of brokenness and sin that exist worldwide.
That All May Have Access to God’s Word
Truth Becomes Her and Food for the Hungry are united in the mission to help others develop healthy relationships with God, themselves, and His creation. The word of God is the most promising tool in this mission to free and change lives. And, it is the most powerful weapon against the darkness that exists here and in the world’s hardest places.
Unfortunately, many barriers exist today that inhibit children from reading the Bible. As a result, they are unable to tap into the power of God’s eternal narrative and the unique role He created for them to play in it. We created the Bible Belles book series in response to the awareness that, here at home, our girls (and the adults who love them) carry a great weight in their hearts and minds as they try to navigate the world and its negative influences. Yet while most American families have unlimited access to Bibles and faith-based resources, children like our sweet girl Evelyn are facing the barrier of simply having access to any Bible.
We recall the words of Jesus Himself, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matt. 19:14). It is our heart to remove the hindrance of any child who needs access to God’s word. In doing so, we remove a hindrance to Jesus Himself. This Giving Tuesday, FH is giving you the opportunity to give a Bible to a child in need. Together we can change the world by helping many more children receive this most perfect and precious gift.
Erin Weidemann of Truth Becomes Her shares a Bible Belles book with her sponsored child, Evelyn, on her recent trip to Peru.
The Privilege of Giving the Greatest Gift
Would you consider partnering with FH and Truth Becomes Her by purchasing one, two, or more Bibles for a child? In fact, for only $16, a child in remote parts of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Rwanda, or Peru can have their own Bible. Giving the gift of God’s word to a child has the potential to reach their entire family. It can transform their community, and in turn, have a significant impact for the Kingdom of God.
Thank you for prayerfully considering this donation on Giving Tuesday. By giving a Children’s Bible, you will know that this purchase is far-reaching and eternally significant.