Record Fall 2021 Issue

This issue of Record magazine is full of happy, smiling faces—happy and smiling because you gave them the precious gift of God’s Word. Gang members in the toughest prisons of Central America, brave children living on military bases across our country, elderly believers in rural China, and remote language groups are all eager to tell you, “Thank you for bringing me a Bible when I needed God the most.” Let their testimonies be a God-given reminder that your prayers and gifts have changed lives—now and for eternity!

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You are My Hero!

You’ve probably experienced the warm rush of a neatly wrapped package arriving in the mail—just for you. Maybe your parents shipped you a box of your favorite cookies during your first semester of...

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God and the Gangs

You’ve never attended a church service quite like this one. Under a blazing sun, hundreds of men flood into a courtyard rimmed with coils of barbed wire. White prison uniforms clash with dark tattoos...

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When was the last time you saw a stranger smile at you? Coming out of a year of COVID-19 lockdowns and masks, seeing your neighbor’s beaming face may still be a rare and precious...

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Thank You Letters from China

Letters of thanks written to generous partners like you have been pouring in from rural China, where your prayers and support provided aging believers with the large-print Bibles they desperately needed. Thanks to you, these...

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Bible Ministry: By the Numbers

95,000 Grateful Americans This is the number of suffering Americans who received New Testaments and disaster relief Scripture Portions during a four-month emergency COVID-19 response effort. Thank you for sharing the good news of Jesus with...

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Remembering 9/11

I will never forget how normal that morning felt. On my way to get a cup of coffee, I noticed my colleagues gathering around a television in the lobby. Curiosity turned to disbelief as the...

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

When Sarah Ward came home from school every day, she found her mother doing the same thing: taking care of her big brother Ralph, Jr., who lived his entire life with undiagnosed Cerebral Palsy. “He...

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