Canadian Bible Society Scripture resources on their way to fire-stricken western provinces

La Société biblique canadienne / Canadian Bible Society

Toronto: The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is distributing disaster relief resources to fire-stricken provinces in Western Canada.

Bibles, New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs and Words of Comfort, a booklet designed especially for times of disaster, are on their way to help provide spiritual solace as forest fires continue to rage.

British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan have been devastated by fires this summer, blazes some experts say may not be fully contained until the arrival of winter snow, still months away. New fires continue to ignite daily in Canada’s western provinces with troops, firefighters and volunteers fighting the flames and helping beleaguered citizens, thousands of whom have been evacuated from their homes and communities.

“We know that God’s Word brings comfort to those who are suffering,” says Don Miller, Director of Canadian Ministry for the CBS. “The Canadian Bible Society is standing with our sisters and brothers in our own country who are facing such a terrible time right now. Our hearts and prayers are with them.”

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) exists to promote and encourage, without doctrinal note or comment, the translation, publication, distribution and use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and Bermuda, and to co-operate with the United Bible Societies in its worldwide work.

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Shelley D. McLagan, Communications Consultant
Email: smclagan@biblesociety.ca
Phone: 1-800-465-2425 x3424
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