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'We Need More Bibles': Ukrainian Store Runs Out of Bibles as People Encounter Scripture for 'First Time Ever' amid Crisis

Billy Hallowell : Feb 28, 2022  Faithwire.com

"We speak to our colleagues in Russia. We church leaders speak to one another, and we pray together. We are united in the Lord." -Anatoliy Raychynets, Ukrainian Bible Society

[Faithwire.com] The thirst for hope and the spread of uncertainty have been so rampant in Ukraine that at least one Christian store has totally run out of Bibles. (Image: Unsplash-Rod Long)

Robert L. Briggs, president and CEO of American Bible Society, penned a commentary piece Thursday for Christianity Today, explaining how Christians in Ukraine are responding to the Russian crisis.

"As people grapple with unknown, many are experiencing the Bible's message for the first time ever," Briggs wrote. "According to [Anatoliy Raychynets, deputy general secretary of the Ukrainian Bible Society], priests and pastors over the past weeks have been flocking to the Bible Society store in Kyiv to buy Bibles."

The situation has been so intense the store reportedly ran out of Bibles, with Raychynets telling Briggs their biggest challenge is getting enough copies of scripture to meet the demand.

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