In the twentieth century, the Christian population in Africa exploded from an estimated eight or nine million in 1900 (8 to 9%) to some 335 million in 2000 (45%), and 400 million today.
This exponential growth of the Church continues, especially in countries like Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia, continues up to today. Africa is home to some of the fastest growing congregations in the world today. The rapid growth has created a Bible ‘gap’… the difference between those who want their own Bible, and the amount of Bibles available.
Besides Bible-less Christians, there are millions of others, some religious, some not, who would eagerly read the Bible if one was provided to them.
The continent of Africa is poised for a paradigm shift in every way. That is why Bible League International is asking you to help “Open the Floodgates” and pour Bibles into a dry and thirsty land!
The average cost of placing one Bible in Africa is $5.00. This includes evangelism and discipleship resources for churches to use in placing the Bibles. More than 300 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa—nearly half the population—live on less than $1 a day. This number is expected to rise to 345 million by 2020. These individuals can’t afford Bibles even at $5 each. Let’s make a difference.