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NMBS News and Stories

Bikers4Bibles – NMBS Team on London to Brighton Fund Raiser 16th June

Andy, Carey and Paddy from the NMBS are raising funds to support the provision of Bibles to overseas destinations.

Training is underway to go from ‘couch potatoes’ to completing a  54 mile cycle ride in just 12-weeks.

We certainly view this challenge as an uphill struggle – pun intended!

Sponsorship would be greatly appreciated, if you want to support us then follow the link provided: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vxwfz-london-to-brighton-cycle-ride

Advocacy Officer Returns From Mission Trip to South Sudan

Carey’s 2-week mission to S. Sudan included teaching on emotional healing, forgiveness and prayer ministry. The forgiveness teaching drew an enthusiastic response from the local chaplains who have experienced so much conflict and struggle over recent years. During prayer ministry many chaplains were physically healed of the ailments that afflicted them. It was a wonderful and humbling experience to see God at work in these people. To support the mission aims, Carey distributed Bibles and New Testaments on behalf of the Society to chaplains, equipping them in their ministry to seek peace and reconciliation for the nation. This is only made possible through the committed giving of our supporters, for whom we are so grateful. We continue to pray for them that they will see the harvest of their Christian efforts. During the second week the team worked with the clergy of the Diocese of Juba and to minister to the ladies of the Mother’s Union. This was truly uplifting, sharing in worship, the Word and testimony. The team also visited around 200 men and women in prison, praying with those who are incarcerated and bringing food and other blessings to them.


First Edition NMBS Bible

The Naval & Military Bible Society has recently connected with Ionel Tuțac, a pastor of Grace Baptist Church from Lugoj (Romania), Ionel is in possession of a 1st edition Bible from when the Society was first formed. NMBS is hoping to support Ionel’s desire to develop a Bible museum in Timișoara, to coincide with that city’s promulgation as the 2021 European Cultural Capital.

Army Chaplaincy 100th Anniversary of Royal Prefix Service

Andy Dakin, the NMBS Executive Director, attended a service in the Guards’ Chapel at Wellington Barracks on Feb 22 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of King George V bestowing the ‘Royal’ prefix onto the Army Chaplaincy Service following their sacrificial service in the 1st World War. This moving service was attended by Her Majesty the Queen, all Army Chaplains (apart from those on operational duties), other Services’ Chaplains and associated guests.

Website ‘Subscribe’ Form Issue

The ‘Subscribe’ Form in the NMBS website has not been working for an indeterminate period. If any supporters have used this form between 01 Oct 18 and 31 Jan 19 then it is recommended that they resubmit the form. Submitting a ‘Subscribe’ form should generate a validation email on the ‘submitter’s’ email account.

NMBS Advocacy Office Visits Veterans Event in Cardiff

On 6th February, Carey Rivers had a great time at The Military Veterans’ One Stop Shop event hosted by The Cardiff City Football Club Foundation – Thank you Finola for organising the event.

This event was for all retired Veterans’ and Ex-Armed Services personnel and provided a forum where they could ‘drop-in’ and meet representatives from a variety of Organisations, Charities and Regimental Associations.

Many new connections where made between all those attending. It was great to get our NMBS message ‘out there’! Thank you to Cardiff City Football Club for pressing on with hosting this event at difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Club players, staff, families supporters.