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Our StoryIt all started in Feb of 2013. Myles was informed through his school that the Columbus Chamber was holding a Philanthropy contest where the winners would be awarded grant money for their project idea.
Myles came home and was excited about this opportunity. He knew right away what project he wanted to do for his idea. He wanted to distribute Bibles by dropping them out of airplanes with little parachutes. To go along with the write-up for his project he also created this drawing.
Myles officially submitted his project concept before the deadline on February 28, 2013. We prayed that God would give us the chance to work this project and serve Him in the process.
The award ceremony was held on April 8, 2013. We anxiously awaited the results. There were thirteen projects submitted and eight were chosen for the grants and we actually were not in the first projects selected but what happened next was, as far as we are concerned, a great act of God’s grace and mercy. Originally they were only going to fund eight projects but through the generosity of the crowd attending that night the other five submitted projects were funded as well!
This was a great encouragement to our faith. The original project concept was scaled back a bit and took on a community focus.
So now we are well into getting the project off the ground. We have several cases of Bibles and some new bookmarks created that we will be handing out with the Bibles. We also launched this website that will allow us to do a number of things:
- It will give us a place to connect with those that we hand Bibles out to
- It will give us the opportunity to share more of the message of Christ along with the Bibles that we are distributing door to door
- It will also give us a way to provide regular updates on the project and point out where we have seen some “God sightings” along the way
We are excited and humbled that God would choose to allow us to take on a project like this. Please pray for us and for those who are about to receive the Word of God.
If you are interested, below are the links to the articles that appeared on the Chamber’s site and the Telegram’s site about the Philanthropy contest award evening: