MBS Receives SOS

| May 18, 2015

Man is reading a big bookDuring the recent protests and riots, Baltimore City’s Emergency Operation Center operator called the Salvation Army requesting them to step into the fray by providing mobile kitchens to be deployed at the corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenues.  Major Rebecca Hogg, Salvation Army’s Associate Area Commander of the Central Maryland Command prepared to provide canteens, bottled water, sandwiches, chips and clean-up assistance to the residents.  Thinking of the trauma of  citizens with homes in the midst of all this, Major Hogg wanted to supply spiritual help.  The morning of April 29th the Maryland Bible Society received a call from her office. The people in the area were in shock at the destruction of their community, needing emotional and spiritual care, a listening ear and prayer.  MBS responded and immediately packed up 1,382 Bibles, New Testaments and Gospels of John for distribution to those in need.  The boxes were ready when the Salvation Army truck arrived mid-morning.

MBS is active on many fronts in Maryland and is grateful to have been so directly involved in God’s work to spread His Word to His suffering people.  Please continue to pray for our city.

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.