When a Million is not Enough
teams had distributed one million Bibles to
the people of Eastern Europe.
unforgettable experiences. In the
Ukraine, they were
given permission to
distribute Bibles in
a military factory
The manager had planned to have
the Bible distribution team stand in
the lobby and distribute the Bibles to
the people as they came through the
turnstiles for their lunch break. His
plan, however, did not work, because
when the people heard that Americans
were in the lobby and that they were
giving away Bibles, they left their jobs
and ran to the lobby.
Medical teams also volunteered to go to
the countries of Eastern Europe to help the
people who desperately needed medical
attention. Judith Skates, a nurse and a
missionary with BIMI, directed the medical
teams that traveled thousands of miles
to give assistance to needy people. Under
Skates' direction, the American doctors
and nurses took medicine and medical
equipment to Soviet doctors and nurses in
Russia; they also gave seminars to hospital
staffs. The American medical team members
spoke and answered questions about their
particular fields. They also took with them
Bibles that they distributed to the medical
personnel in Russia. Team members gave
their testimonies and witnessed to Russian
doctors and nurses. 1
By Mary Ray
The manager told the team that they
would have to leave the lobby and
distribute the Bibles on the street. He
said that all his workers were leaving
their jobs, and the factory would have
to close if the team did not leave.
The manager apologized for asking
them to leave, but he felt he had no
choice. The Bible distribution team
left the lobby to go to the street and
thousands of people followed them.
All of those who followed them
received Bibles, except for ten people.
The ten people who had not received a
Bible watched sadly as the team drove
away. The team members were sad
because everyone did not get a copy of
the Scriptures, but they had no more
Bibles to give.
While more than 1 million Bibles have
been distributed in Eastern Europe,
the surface has not been scratched.
Millions more are needed. BIMI's
International Bible Fund administered
by James Ray collects money to work
toward that goal.
14 BIMI WORLD – Number 2, 2010
Twenty years later, BIMI missionaries serve
throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. The same
God who brought down the “Iron Curtain” can open
doors that are closed today. Wonderful miracles of
past days thrill us, but it can be done again. Now our
vision spills over the 100 nations mark. We set our
eyes upon the remaining frontier that still waits for a
“Word from God.”
Pray for new churches to sponsor “The 100 Nations
Project.” The fund also helps sponsor mission trips for
college age young people to the mission field.
Mary Ray, Embracing The World, (Chattanooga: Baptist International Missions, Inc.
1 Pray for Missionaries with BIMI for these countries:
• Southern Sudan
For information on how you can serve in these
countries, contact BIMI.
Dr. James Ray is available for mission
conferences and mission emphasis Sundays.
If you would like to plan a “100 Nations”
event in your church, you can contact Dr. Ray
at BIMI, Phone 423-344-5050, Ext. 2103, or
you can email him at email@example.com.
Cell Phone: 423-802-5198.