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NMBS Summer Newsletter Available to Download

Please select the Newsletter link to download a copy of NMBS’s latest newsletter. Please contact us if you would like to receive future editions by mail.  NMBS Newsletter July 2019

Bibles Delivered to Kenya

Following some delays in the postal pathways to Kenya, several hundred Bibles and booklets have been delivered to ‘Give a Smile Today’ ministry in Nairobi. These resources are being provided to Kenya Defence Force under the banner ‘Bible Project for Soldiers’. The success of this pilot scheme means that, as funds become available, much more can be done throughout Kenya.

‘Lost’ 1904 NMBS Bible Returned to Family

A Pembrokeshire’s war hero’s Bible that was found in an old fridge has been reunited with the family of its original owner. The Bible, dating back more than a century, was mysteriously recently discovered in a commercial refrigerator in Narberth, Wales. Issued by the Naval and Military Bible Association, it is signed A. Harries, H.M.S. Cleopatra, July 1904.

Full Storey by Ruth Davies can be found in the Western Telegraph at: https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/17711406.dusty-discovery-of-heirloom-bible-in-narberth-has-a-happy-ending/

 

 

Bikers4Bibles – NMBS Team Complete London to Brighton Fund Raiser.

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

Despite appalling cycling conditions, not the expected 31°C, but high winds and torrential rain, they both completed the 54 mile London to Brighton Bike Ride.

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.