Since 2009, and with the support of thousands of students across Australia and New Zealand, we have seen more than 300,000 students in South African public schools receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Many of these students are individuals with their own history of pain, rejection and hurt. See Student Impact Stories to hear about Nomblemu whose mother destroyed her Bible, Irene who felt helpless and alone, Steven who was abandoned by his father or Nell who felt worthless after being orphaned.
Many of these students have brought other family members to faith and still others have used the resources they learned from to begin outreaches in their wider communities. Students in South African public schools are so desperate to read the Bible that one of our Coordinators in the school told us a story of how a student had ‘stolen’ a Bible from her classroom! These students have heard and responded to the challenge Jesus laid out in John 14:12. These students have been given the opportunity to say, ‘I will be greater’.
Run4Bibles is designed to easily attach to any event your school is already running. This could be your Cross Country, athletics or swimming carnival, read-a-thon or any other event you are engaged in. This initiative encourages students to respond to the challenge Jesus gave, to participate in the GREATER works that He called us to.
For more information or to get involved, register now via the ‘Register’ button on left in the menu or phone 1800 800 937.
Things were hard when Dubiso’s grandmother left and they had no one to guide them. Dubiso now lives with his two siblings and uncle in town. He sees his parents once a year.
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Student Impact Stories
Irene felt so helpless and alone that she nearly took her own life.
Steven was abandoned by his father at a young age and left alone with his mother, they felt like foreigners in their own village and were treated as outcasts.
Nell was abandoned by her parents and only saved from an orphanage by being taken in by a lady in their small community. Though the lady acted in love, this lady’s son abused Nell and made her feel worthless.
Nomblemu’s mother is a member of the occult. When she discovered a Bible in Nomblemu’s schoolbag she tore the Bible in pieces, burnt it, doused it in water and threw it in the trash.