Bill (’67) & Susan Arvan

February, 2018

Camels to be Distributed to Children in Ukraine


Camels to be Distributed to Children in Ukraine!
Camel cigarettes have long cursed children, teens and adults in Ukraine. But now another kind of camel, a set of three books about the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ titled “The Story of a Camel,” is being urgently requested by leaders of the public-school system in central Ukraine.
In the City of Dnipro, an evangelical Baptist church was asked by the Department of Education to place copies of the Camel Trilogy in every elementary class in their region.
The pastor of this church, Pastor Viktor, reached out to READ for help in responding to this open door for sharing the Gospel.
Here’s Pastor Viktor’s plea:
“The Education Department of our region believes The Camel Trilogy books will be useful in the spiritual education and development of students in their region. This is good news for us, but there are more than 1,000 schools in the region!
 If we count only grades 1-5, there are about 5,000 classrooms of 25 students each. This means we can reach 125,000 children with the Gospel! Even if the books are read by only a third of the children, more than 40,000 children will receive the Gospel, many for the first time. I thank God for this opportunity and His trust but we need your help! “
Responding to Viktor’s plea, READ committed to provide 800 sets of this Gospel-centered trilogy for distribution in the public schools in the Dnipro region. Please pray that the message of the Gospel will be received in the hearts of these children and their families.