Your students can tell of God's love to Spanish-speaking children in North, South and Central America!
When you adopt LHF’s Juan 3:16 mission project, your students’ mission offerings will help translate and publish Bible storybooks like A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories into the Spanish language. Working with our Lutheran church partners and missionaries (see below), LHF gives these beautiful full-color Bible books, free of charge, to the churches and families who need them.
Just $5 gives a Bible book to a child wanting to know more about Jesus.
Every $5 your students collect for Juan 3:16 provides a Spanish copy of A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories for a child living in places like the Dominican Republic, Peru and Mexico. In its pages, our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters will learn how God created the world and how man fell into sin. They will read of God’s promise of a Savior to Adam and Eve – a promise that is for them, too.
LHF’s goal for an initial printing is 10,000 copies. How can your students help?
Adopt Juan 3:16 and send a child a Bible!
Why Adopt LHF's Juan 3:16 Project?
“Having this book would be a great resource not only for the church to use in our Sunday school teaching and daily chapel, but it would also be a wonderful gift to give each of our families. We use books and Bible stories as gifts or prizes for memory work when they’re learning their catechism and Bible verses each week. We also give away gifts like that for Christmas and different things. Sometimes for our kids, these are the only gifts they receive for Christmas, or the only gift they get for their birthday. So these things become so important in brightening their life and showing them God’s love.”
LCMS deaconness, Peru
“A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories would be a great tool for us to use both in our Christian education classes as well as in our Bible schools and Sunday schools and vacation Bible schools that we have here. It would be such a great help for us, because Uruguay is very secularized. Kids just don’t grow up in Sunday school; they don’t grow up in church. All that they are learning [about Jesus], these kids are learning here at the school.”
Rev. James Sharp
"We absolutely would find a children’s Bible storybook useful. As in the United States, we have adopted a lot of bad habits from previous generations; for example, one of the things that has gone away is the role of devotions in the home. That’s where I see something like [A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories] being a great idea, because as we plant churches and bring people into the fold of the church, we obviously want them to see the church as a special place where there is God’s Word and Sacrament, but we also want to develop the home as an extension of the church. To have a resource that will allow parents to ground their children in the faith at a young age, that would be fantastic to have something like that available.”