Success Story in Mexico!

 30,000 Child‘s Bibles in the indigenous Tzeltal language

For close to 30 years, this little red book has spread the Good News to every far-off corner of the world. The ACN Child‘s Bible, God Speaks to His Children has been published in nearly 190 different world languages making close to 51 million copies of the book in print.

ACN founder Father Werenfried van Straaten, understood well that “Children need something like a Child‘s Bible so that the image of Christ may become a living one in their hearts. And, they will be gripped by the Old Testament stories of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses and David. Yet for so many children in the Third World the Bible is something they can only dream of, for they are so poor that they cannot afford a book.” And so he decided to make a gift of a Child‘s Bible to children throughout the world.

Even in today’s world, the ACN Child‘s Bible is still the one and only book in print available for some of the less widely spoken languages.

Fr. Josè Avilés Arriola, SJ, visiting a community in his parish of Bachajon, where the Jesuit fathers established a mission in 1958.

Now, the Jesuit Fathers working in the diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas in southern Mexico have translated this little book into the local indigenous Tzeltal, a language spoken by half a million or so people in this region. For most of these people, Spanish is their first foreign language; some speak only their native tongue.

Thanks to our generous benefactors, we have been able to give $27,000 for the printing of 30,000 Child‘s Bibles in the Tzeltal language. Thanks to your help, the children in this region can become acquainted with the Word of God in their own mother tongue – an incalculable treasure for them. Many, many thanks to all who have helped!

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