Episode 206

Continued Support for Ukraine, Unique Evangelistic Opportunity & Printed Bibles vs. Apps

Oct 18, 2022

Russia’s increased attacks across Ukraine forced the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary to hold classes in basement bomb shelters, UBTS President Yaroslav Pyzh said in a new video. While considering locations to plant a church, Ben Heile determined the unique evangelistic opportunity available in Salt Lake City matched perfectly with his own desires and giftings. And, Printed Bibles remain the most popular choice among Bible readers, the American Bible Society (ABS) said in its latest installment of the 2022 State of the Bible.

Transcript

Russia’s increased attacks across Ukraine forced the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary to hold classes in basement bomb shelters, UBTS President Yaroslav Pyzh said in a new video.

Donations through Send Relief, the Southern Baptist compassion ministry, and monthly donations from numerous Southern Baptist churches continue to aid UBTS, allowing the school to waive tuition through the war, participate in humanitarian aid and support rebuilding efforts.

Send Relief’s Jason Cox says they’ve facilitated 72 relief projects in 19 countries related to the war in Ukraine.

More than 1,100 people have professed faith in Christ through the work, Cox said.
He says more than 600,000 people have been impacted through the work of Send Relief.
To help, visiting Send Relief.org.
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While considering locations to plant a church, Ben Heile determined the unique evangelistic opportunity available in Salt Lake City matched perfectly with his own desires and giftings.

Heile now lives in the Salt Lake Valley with his wife Rachael and three daughters, where he serves as the pastor of preaching and teaching at Hope Church Utah.

Shortly after launching Hope Church in 2014, the church planting journey became even more of a family endeavor for Heile, as his parents moved to the Salt Lake area, along with his two younger brothers and their families.

He said his parents were “moving as grandparents, but wanted to be missionaries.”

These close-knit relationships have helped Heile and Hope Church minister within the distinct evangelistic context of Salt Lake.
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Printed Bibles remain the most popular choice among Bible readers, the American Bible Society (ABS) said in its latest installment of the 2022 State of the Bible.

Bible readers who classify as Scripture engaged, meeting more stringent criteria of Bible use, are also overwhelmingly more successful in unconditionally forgiving those who wrong them, ABS said in the study’s seventh chapter released Oct. 13 and focused on how Bible users interact with Scripture.

69 percent of Bible users read from a printed Bible at some point during the month, and 48 percent they prefer a Bible app on a phone, tablet or computer

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