Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The year 2020 is dawning on us. This year we have witnessed one of the most unprecedented calamities to face the human race in the last decade. Covid-19 has brought about great distress and sorrow in the lives of many around the world. Yet we see the twilight of God in every situation of human predicament. It gives us hope and strength when we see healing and restoration. Christmas is a time where we see the Light of God, bringing Hope and Peace in the midst of uncertainties of Life. God is incarnated and revealed in the person of Jesus in the various situations of Life. Jesus is the Word of God, He is also the Message and Messenger and it is still being expressed in a refreshing way in the Heart Language of millions of people today, even in Malaysia.
It is the mission of BSM to Translate, Publish, Distribute and Engage in the Word of God to those who seek it, especially to the needy as well as to Refugees, Foreign Workers and to the Indigenous Communities of this land – to make the Word of God (The Bible) available and affordable and to get it across in the Heart Language of the people. Its’ interconfessional and interdependent nature resolves to work hand-in-hand with the Church and other Bible Agencies in making the Word of God accessible.
The recent lock-down that the nation faced since March has affected the ministry of BSM. Like with all businesses in the country, we have seen a drop in sales and donations coming in. It is more aggravated when our counterparts such as Christian Bookstores and Churches across the nation are still facing a shut-down, the cascading effects causing BSM to also experience a set-back in our finances and in meeting our monthly expenditure. Donations have dropped as much as 65% compared to year 2019.
With the current scenario and pattern of income, we project a deficit of around RM400,000. BSM is appealing to Churches, Donors, Christians and Well-Wishers of the Society to help us pull through this financial crunch. Your kind assistance and donations will be much appreciated in fulfilling the ministry of the Bible Society in this land.
Maybank Account Name: The Bible Society of Malaysia
Account Number: 0141 7861 1516
(Bank Swift Code: MBBEMYKL)
The Bible Society of Malaysia wishes all its friends and supporters a Blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with Hope!
Rev. Mathew K. Punnoose