New Bible reaching Canada’s First Nations
Edition features testimonies from aboriginal leaders
WINNIPEG, MB—Staff at Canadian LifeLight Ministries are hopeful that a new Bible for First Nations will strike a chord with aboriginal communities.
“We saw a need and we’re trying to fill it,” says LifeLight project facilitator Ken McGhie.
After four years of planning, LifeLight has printed 30,000 of the First Nations LifeLight New Testaments to be distributed to more than 600 aboriginal communities in Canada.
The New Testament features testimonies individuals such as well-known Christian hip-hop artist Fresh I.E, who shares of his story of overcoming a life of crime and substance abuse through God’s love, as well as respected former Cree chief Kenny Blacksmith who shares how finding God helped him overcome a life of sin.
“It’s important to see people finding hope in God,” says McGhie.
The release of the new edition is timely, says McGhie, as Winnipeg was recently named the most racist city in Canada by Maclean’s magazine and is in need of healing and hope.
“What can we do but share the good news of salvation,” McGhie says. “As Christian people it should compel us to plant a seed.”
The Bibles are already having an impact.
McGhie tells the story of a native woman in Alberta who clutched him by the hand saying, “Please do what you can to get this Bible out to my people.”
“It’s the greatest gift to humanity, God’s Word,” McGhie says. He encourages people to prayerfully consider partnering with LifeLight to have more Bibles printed. A donation of $250 provides a case of 50 Bibles. Visit thelifelight.com for more information.
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