Psalm 35:2 – Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. – NIV
Why Psalm 35:2? In the summer of 2013 I was asked by a few different people at my church if I was interested in going on a faith adventure to Haiti. The only country other than the U.S. I had ever been to was Mexico but I had always wanted to travel the world and see God’s beauty. I told them I would pray about it and let them know. I spent a day fasting and praying and seeking God’s guidance on whether this was something he wanted me to do and I was given Psalm 35:2. I didn’t know what this verse said but when I opened up my Bible and read it I knew I was going to Haiti!
While there I was able to visit a church partner of ours and noticed how few of them actually had a Bible of their own to read – less than 10% in fact. I think most of us take for granted having a Bible (or 3 or 4) in our homes to read whenever we want and I felt a calling to help provide Bibles for the wanting Haitians. That desire has turned into an Outreach Ministry that will not only partner with Haiti but with other countries around the world to provide Bibles to those who so desperately want them. In trying to think of a name for this ministry I couldn’t think of anything better than the reason behind it, so thirtyfive2.org was born.
We at thirtyfive2 along with the help of our tireless donors exist to “Provide God’s word to God’s children around the World.”