Stopping Violence with the Word of God
In South Sudan, we have the motto "Bibles instead of bullets", and as was the case in Uganda, God's Word helps stop violence, child abductions, cattle raiding, and many times has been our protection.
The methods we have found most effective for putting the Bible into the hands of precious people are in multiplying our discipleship efforts with Portable Bible Schools (raising up disciples who raise up other disciples), in nurturing the next generation through our GIFT (God’s Institute For Transformation) children’s homes, establishing houses of prayer to unite believers in prayer and ongoing evangelistic work in a given area, and in reaching into harder-to-reach corners of the nation through our radio stations.
We prioritize Bible distribution by ordering and storing Bibles, and hiring translation teams to provide Bibles in new languages. We supply an average of approximately 50,000 Bibles just to PBS graduates.
Because 95% of rural people in South Sudan and Uganda are illiterate, they make much use out of audio Bibles in their language-listening from prisons, cattle camps, rowing in a river fishing boat, farming in their fields, or sitting around their huts together. Many people in rural areas are illiterate and so the audio format enables them to listen and learn God's Word in their own language. Oftentimes they form listening groups where they get together to listen and learn.