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Top 10 moments of 2016

What a year! Here are some the best ways we've brought the Bible to life in 2016.

1. Taking the Good Samaritan to the streets

In March we ran a social experiment on the streets of Reading to help people engage with the story of The Good Samaritan. Through TV and media coverage, over one million people across the country heard about the campaign.


2. Celebrating Queen's 90th 

In June we held a street party to celebrate the 90th birthday of our patron Queen Elizabeth II. Many of you enjoyed a copy of The Servant Queen.


3. Returning to our roots with 200-year-old Bible

We remembered how it all began with the return visit of a 200-year-old Bible to Bala, the birth place of Bible Society.


4. Welcoming thousands of new volunteers

We now have over 14,000 of you volunteering to bring the Bible to life for primary school children across the country. Thank you!


5. Celebrating a new Welsh Bible translation

We launched beibl.net – the first printed Bible in modern day Welsh. Beibl.net has helped people young and old to enjoy Scripture in their everyday language.


6. Welcoming a new Chief Executive

In September we welcomed a new Chief Executive, Paul Williams. Coming all the way from Canada, Paul arrived with an impressive CV and a passion for Scripture.


7. Celebrating six years of the African Biblical Leadership Initiative

At our sixth annual African Biblical Leadership Initiative conference in Kenya leaders from across Africa came together to tackle the issue of corruption. 


8. Reaching hundreds of refugees with Bible-based trauma healing care

Thanks to our supporters, 750 Syrian refugees received Bible-based trauma healing care. We’re training more and more group facilitators both in Syria and surrounding countries so we’ll reach more people with this life-changing course in 2017.


9. Cheering on the inspiring people working their way through Advent Challenge 

Over 13,000 of you have spent December undertaking daily acts of kindness with our #AdventChallenge. We’ve loved hearing about how you’re getting on. Thank you!

 


10. Breaking the world record for the largest living Nativity! 

On 6 December, 1,254 people gathered in Calne, Wiltshire, to break the World Record for the largest living Nativity. Sheep, angels and real life camels brought the Bible to life!


 
Which is your favourite?
Good Samaritan film
Providing Syrian trauma-healing for Syrian refugees
Taking part in Advent Challenge
Breaking a world record
 
 
 
 
 
 

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