Taylor students whose hearts have tasted a bit of home during Thanksgiving, are now quite ready to finish up finals and be free of the many things that the next 2 weeks entail. The hustle and the bustle has overshadowed a great project that has been going on since the beginning of the Semester. This Project is called ONEverse. ONEverse is a Bible translation ministry that fits so well with Taylor's goal for global engagement. We have committed to helping get the Bible translated into the language of the Paraguayan ACHE people. Here's the problem--we are currently trying to finish up translating Hebrews--a book, not unlike the rest of the Bible, filled with God's divine words to us. As, for some reason, ("probably because of the poor college student notion") we have stalled in the donations and thus, the translations, of Hebrews, I would like to exhort you to consider ONEverse as a possible tithe for you this month or in the upcoming months.
Each verse is $10...
This means that for only $160 dollars, the whole of Hebrews 4 could bless the ears of the ACHE people, letting them know that...
"...Since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most." (Heb. 4:14-16)
A small price for these words.
This also means that for only $390, the whole of Hebrews 10 could make the hearts of the ACHE people aware of the imminence of their decision to follow Christ...
“...For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” (Heb. 10:37-38)
To me, it is not just about fulfilling this task, but also about fulfilling it quickly so that not a moment is lost in our command to "go and make disciples of all nations." What better way than give them the Holy and Perfect Word of our Lord?
Donations are taken in $10 increments. Think and pray about this. Obviously there are hundreds of other worthy and noble causes. This cause, however, is currently impressing its necessity on my heart--possibly because it is not a ministry in which we can see a visible return for our work--not yet that is. It is a ministry that we pour into, but that pours not much back into us, thus it is often forgotten.
You can send donations to me and our dorm is pooling its money to send into the Taylor World Outreach Offices. -OR- you can send it in directly to Taylor University's RE: TWO ONEverse. This address can be found at www.taylor.edu at the bottom of the screen.
Something to think about during the holidays--the gift of eternal life, the point of this season, lest we forget.