Bibles have been handed out in The Jungle in Calais so that refugees can read the text in their own language. Rachel Rounds, from the Bible Society told Premier it was a mixed experience and that people want to leave the camp.
Talking to Premier about distributing Bibles she said: “It was just utterly amazing to see people’s faces just filled with such joy, and just to see them picking up the Bible and reading it in their own heart language was just lovely – and a couple of guys we spoke to said ‘oh, I want to tell you about my favourite verse’ and they were able to read out their favourite verse.”Around 300 Bibles were handed out in both Arabic and Amharic, the Ethiopian language.
It is estimated around 4,000 people, including children, live in an area of Calais known as The Jungle. Rachel Rounds also said: “When it comes to life inside the camp, it’s total anarchy.” She says she saw women holding up pieces of A4 paper saying things like, ‘I am a doctor’, ‘I am a scientist’, ‘I am a teacher’, ‘I am a nurse’. She stressed that, “There are quite a few Christian charities… I certainly get the impression lots of Christians in this country have really helped.” She concluded by saying that what these people needed most of all is hope.
Source: Premier News
Bible Study: 1 Thessalonians 2:13
PRAISE God that many Calais refugees received the Word of God and help from Christians. Pray for fruit and a godly solution to this crisis.