Responding to Needs
Hope for Today
Hope for Today provides free resources for those facing illness, loneliness or grief. Words of encouragement from the Bible bring hope in the midst of difficult times.
Hope for Tomorrow
War, terrorism, natural disasters - these can challenge our faith. Hope for Tomorrow provides words of hope and faith when tragedy strikes.
Share a word of encouragement with family or friends. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or send a thank you note. Search for a favorite Bible verse or view a Scripturelet movie. [more...]
"The Bible has the answer to every need in our life. It shows how to deal with the situations and crises we face day by day."
In the Bibles that the Gideons distribute, there is usually a section showing people where look to find help for situations in daily life. These helps can be found on the Gideons websites.
If you are involved in translating and publishing Scriptures in other languages, you might find people would welcome such helps in their Bibles.
NotReligion.com (a ministry of Back to the Bible) is specifically designed to reach those who are seeking, confused, skeptical of or turned off by religion. The site contains Bible studies on depression, pain/suffering, stress/anxiety, relationship, self image, abuse, family and temptation.
NotReligion.com believes that every question has an answer and that the answers are found in a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Lunaba Radio Drama team developed a weekly radio program in which they teach the people through means of drama. They teach how Christians have resolved the problems they meet in their lives by doing what God teaches in the Bible.
Radio drama shows the relevance of Scripture to everyday life.
In each radio program made by the Lunaba team in Africa, someone has a difficulty. Then a friend or a neighbor says something like, “You aren’t the first person to have this difficulty. May I tell you a story from God’s Word about someone who had the same difficulty?” In this way, they show how someone obeys a teaching from the Bible and finds God's help.
Sample scripts and more a detailed description can be downloaded from the SPARK site. [more...]
The Bible's life words always contain the seeds of possibility, of hope, and of change ...
On this site, find ways to make imaginative connections with the Bible's life words for yourself and your community, explore fresh perspectives on the Bible and culture, and learn how you can partner with us, working hand-in-hand with some of the world's most vulnerable communities.
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People need information, whether medical, or psychological—how people normally react to stress and trauma. Secondly, they need to know what God says about it—through Scripture readings and discussions.
Many parts of Africa today are affected by wars, rebel groups and civil unrest. Even without these, there are armed robberies, horrific road accidents, domestic violence, and the increasing shadow of AIDS. However, literature addressing trauma generally comes either from a medical perspective or a biblical one. This article outlines how mental health and trauma healing has been addressed in Scripture Use seminars. A manual has been developed to facilitate such training. [more...]