More than 650,000 children’s Bibles donated to students in
Croatian public schools
HURST, TX — Eastern European Mission (EEM)a group that has worked tirelessly to provide Bibles to Eastern European countries for the past 60 years, broke its 2020 record with the distribution of 1,529,668 Bibles and Bible materials in 32 countries and 23 languages – for free – in 2021. Even in the difficult times of COVID, the total number of EEMs in 2021 is a 15% increase over the previous year.
Additionally, as part of a multi-year program, EEM donated 650,000 children’s Bibles to Croatian public school students.
“It’s easy for us to get overwhelmed with numbers; however, they have purpose and are inspiring,” said Robert Burckle, President of EEM. “Behind these incredible statistics are real people whose lives are forever changed by the ‘Good News’ that takes hold of their hearts and transforms their lives.”
EEM’s mission is to sow the seed of the Word of God in the native languages of the nations of Eastern Europe and beyond by distributing Bibles and Bible-based materials to individuals, churches, public schools, orphanages, youth camps, hospitals, prisons and rehabilitation institutions.
EEM works with national leaders in Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and other countries to place Bibles in public schools. Currently, more than two-thirds of schools in Ukraine have received Bibles from EEM, and many educators actively use them during the school year. They see the positive impact of the moral and ethical teachings of the Bible on student behavior.
“We would like to see this replicated in many other countries from which we receive many requests, which can only be accomplished with increased financial support,” Burckle said. “But God has been faithful and we know He will continue to be. His Word is transformative and we continue to pray that our efforts in Eastern Europe will have a great Kingdom impact for generations to come.
About the Eastern Europe Mission
The Eastern European Mission (EEM) was established in 1961 to provide Bibles and Bible-based materials to the former communist bloc countries of Eastern Europe. Today, EEM publishes and prints Bibles and New Testaments as well as Bibles for teenagers, Bibles for children and coloring books, distributing them through an extensive network of partner churches and organizations reaching more than 32 countries in 23 different languages, including Farsi and Arabic. Bibles in these languages were recently given to refugees from the Middle East who landed in Greece, leading thousands of them to come to Christ. For more information, see www.eem.org.
A. Larry Ross Communications
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