Viewers worldwide had the opportunity to watch the 2012 Olympics over two exciting weeks. But many Arabic speakers in attendance at the London games had an even more incredible opportunity that could last forever – the opportunity to receive God’s Word and a library of additional Biblical materials – all in Arabic and all on a tiny SD card.
With the help of local London Christians and visiting Middle Eastern Christians dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus, Bible League International was able to impact thousands of lives through this unique and exciting opportunity.
AKSES Digital Bible Libraries provide access to the Bible and Bible resources through smartphones, tablets or computers. Using small and powerful devices like SD cards, AKSES is concealable, secure, and a revolutionary way to reach people with God’s Word.
A Gold Medal Outreach
The efforts of the local volunteers went beyond London, as volunteers traveled as far as Cardiff and Manchester, where the United Arab Emirates played an Olympic soccer match. Four hundred ASKES SD chips were handed out at this soccer match alone to people interested in learning more about Jesus Christ. Some were even placed with the team managers!
Though the experience was challenging, the volunteers felt invigorated to hear and see that the new digital libraries were making a huge impact. The feedback was immediate and positive!
Stories from the Christian Volunteers
Rena, an Arabic-speaking Christian from London and faithful prayer warrior, expressed a deep gratitude for the AKSES Arabic Digital Bible Library. Along with other volunteers from a local Christian Arabic center, Rena spent the last year praying for the digital distribution of the Arabic Bible that happened at her front door in London. “Arabic-speaking Christians have been looking for a resource to take into closed countries without fear of it getting confiscated,” she said. “When prayers go up, blessings come down. What we lacked, God provided.”
One volunteer worker commented, “It is awkward standing out in the middle of Hyde Park in the rain handing out material that you can’t read, to people you don’t know, and trying to talk to them about Jesus in what little English they may have. But it is an amazing experience, and a great many other things. Eye-opening, and a blessing!” The desire for God cannot be kept out, even amidst the energy and excitement of the Olympic Games!George, a Christ-filled, energetic Egyptian, used his gifts to bless many lives as he spoke about God – and whose preaching often draws a crowd. "I don't just love Jesus,” George proclaims, “I adore him!” George passed on his passion for the Bible through the AKSES Digital Bible Libraries. “People’s lives will be changed by this opportunity, through God’s grace.”