BTJ has just produced a new type of Iranian Bible and it is ready for printing and distribution!
There is currently a huge need for Bibles in Iran. “Digital Bibles are great, but believers really prefer a Bible they can hold in their hands,” said Deloris (not her real name), a BTJ partner in Iran.
According to Deloris, there are simply not enough Bibles available in Iran and that is why, for several months, BTJ has been working to produce a special Bible just for Iran. Our partners have been working day and night to get the translation and the printing layout just right and now we are happy to report that it is ready!
The first print will be an ambitious 10,000 Bibles. That number does not meet the demand, but gives us a start to see how the Bible is received. BTJ partners in Iran are eagerly waiting, even though receiving one of these Bibles could mean a fine or imprisonment. Iranian laws against printing and distributing Bibles are very strict and our BTJ partners need to be covered in prayer.
Please continue to pray for the church in Iran and this Bible project. The Bible printing is at the earliest stages and the very first phase is the most expensive. The Bibles will grow cheaper with larger production in the future after all of the initial investment fees have been covered. The first Bibles will cost less than $10USD with initial start up costs and delivery, but we expect those fees to drop to less than half or even one-third of that price by next year.
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