The New Living Translation
Give the Word

The New Living Translation presents the Give the Word contest and giveaway, a partnership with three great ministries—the Dream Center, Oasis International, and Wycliffe Bible Translators. All three of these ministries Give the Word to people and in places where it is desperately needed, and all three will benefit from the Give the Word contest. Wycliffe Bible Translators translates the Bible into new languages, so everyone can hear the Word of God in their own tongue. Oasis International distributes and publishes affordable Bibles and Christian books throughout Africa, giving greater access to the Word there. And the Dream Center reaches out with Christ’s love to the poor and marginalized in Los Angeles.

Your vote will determine which ministry gets the largest cash grant—up to $5,000. And just for voting, you’ll get a chance to win two NLT Study Bibles—one for you, and one to give away! We’re also going to give you the chance to win Bibles for your favorite ministry, and one Grand Prize Winner will travel to Wycliffe’s world headquarters in Orlando, FL, to experience the exciting world of Bible translation first-hand at the WordSpring Discovery Center, or they can choose to donate the value of that trip to Wycliffe instead.

Learn more about our three ministry partners in the Give the Word Bible Contest and Giveaway:

Wycliffe Bible Translators
Today about 340 million people do not have the Bible in their own language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.

Oasis International
Our ministry is the distribution of books and Bibles that change lives. We provide affordable books and Bibles on a sustainable basis in Africa, where economic poverty is pervasive and the Church is thirsty for truth.
    Oasis concentrates on those areas that have the greatest shortage of Christian literature and Bibles. Currently, we are working in 15 nations of Africa where English is the national language or a major trade language.

The Dream Center
The Dream Center is a non-profit outreach dedicated to helping inner-cities. Our ministry provides hope by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs.
    We provide food, clothing, shelter, life rehabilitation, education and job training, Biblical training and much more through our 273 ministries and outreaches. We reach thousands of hurting and needy children, families and adults across all races and cultures each week.

With the Give the Word Bible Contest and Giveaway:
    • Ministries win: Each time the NLT Facebook Page reaches a fan count milestone, votes will be tallied and the three ministries will receive cash donations from the New Living Translation and Tyndale House Publishers. Invite your friends to join the contest by voting for your favorite ministry and help us reach our milestones so we can release the donations quickly.
    • Daily NLT Study Bible winners: Vote on the NLT Facebook page and you will be entered to win two NLT Study Bibles—one to keep and one to give away. A new winner will be chosen every day.
    • Weekly Give the Word Locally winners: Tell us about a deserving local ministry on the NLT Bible Contest website and they could win five NLT Study Bibles and $250 worth of NLT products. A new ministry will be chosen each week, based on your nomination tellling us why that ministry would benefit from the Bibles.
    • Everyone wins: Everyone who enters on the Bible Contest website wins a free download of Matthew West reading the Christmas story. This is a great way to share the message of Christmas with friends and family.
    • One Grand Prize winner will enjoy a unique trip customized just for them and their family (or three guests of their choice), to Wycliffe Bible Translators world headquarters and the WordSpring Discovery Center where they will experience firsthand the exciting world of Bible translation. The Grand Prize winner could also choose to donate the value of the trip–$2000–to Wycliffe instead. To enter for this Grand Prize, you need to read a passage from the NLT along with the notes from the NLT Study Bible and write a response on the Bible Contest website.

Give the Word
Get started by voting for the ministry that tugs at your heart most, and share this contest with your friends by posting about it on your blog, talking it up on Twitter (hashtag #GiveTheWord), or sharing a link to the NLT Page or this contest on Facebook so that they can learn about how the New Living Translation and these three ministries are helping you Give the Word.

7 Responses to “Give the Word”
Laurie L.Thomas
30th November, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Spreading God’s Love
From above
Like a Messenger Dove.

God’s Blessings to you all I’m addressing
and expressing.
Today I don’t want to be stressing
I’m wanting to Share His Blessings
Helping the Lost to be Found and Heaven Bound.
Standing my Ground
With words to be Found and bound.

I know it takes all kinds of People from God’s Steeple to Make the World Go Round.

God and the Bible
I know He will Hold us all Libel to that.
Just sharing a Few Thoughts and lessons to be taught in this Chat.
Hope my Free Styling
Leaves you all Smiling.

Giving God Glory
And Telling those Stories.
Peace and Good WIll
Say’s Sister Laurie

Blessed are the Peacemakers.
Matthew 5:4

30th November, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Please check out this organization
Diane and Gracies Story is Amazing
Please tell them I sent you there to her facebook page too.

Laurie 🙂
A Freedom Fighter and Writer
Just doing my best to make the world brighter.

Laurie L. Thomas
30th November, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Guess I need to read directions. YOu already have the organizations. Sorry was so busy trying to be promoting for a great organization. Just saying..
Anyways please check them out. 🙂 Thanks

Keith Williams
1st December, 2010 at 8:39 am

@Laurie: While the three ministries that are going to receive cash donations have already been chosen (they are great ministries–check them out!), you can nominate any ministry for the Give the Word Locally prize of 5 NLT Study Bibles plus an additional $250 in NLT Bibles of their choice.

5th April, 2015 at 6:33 am

Dear Beloved in Christ,

It affords us a great pleasure and opportunity to establish a communication link with you.

Links Specialist International Limited is a well established company that sells Christian Literatures via its networks of bookshops stretegically located in the rural areas – a place where good Christian literatures are hard to find. But there is a growing demand for Christian literatures here due to the massive expansion of towns as a result of the development that has taken place in recent times.

The high exchange rate has always hindered our intention of making good business contacts with Christian books publishers in overseas. But recently, we stumbled on your website ( while browsing on the internet for Christian organizations that we can partner with and obtain Christian literatures at subsidized rates. And after perusing the comprehensive information your website contained, we were touched by your organizational mission and commitment to provide Christian literatures to established Christian bookshops in Africa. We are very pleased to write you.

However, we will love to apply to be your partnership bookshop to facilitate and enlarge the access to good Christian literatures for churches, ministries, bookshops, bible colleges and Christians in the rural and remote villages in the twenty three (23) Local Government Areas of the State. This option is expected to be more attractive, since we will be providing them with more choice in methods of obtaining Christian literatures at prices that they can afford.

Christians that have indispensable Christian literatures at their disposal will become sound in faith and more prepared to take advantage of the evangelism opportunities which exist in every day life, but are not sufficiently explored, developed and utilized here in the rural and remote areas of Rivers State.

Just as your kind act of benevolence will transform the lives of people around you, as you accept Links Specialist International Limited as your partnership bookshop here in Rivers State, Nigeria, you are also assisting in the transformation of the lives of individuals you may never have the opportunity to meet one on one, but who will be buying Christian literatures at prices that they can afford, because of your genuine concern towards the plight of Christian book sellers in developing countries.

As your organization earnestly make Christian literatures available to Christian book sellers here in Africa without counting the cost, you will continue to enjoy position of prominence in our hearts and many thanksgiving unto God for your God deeds that cannot be quantified.

We are waiting for your feedback, after reviewing this application . Please do not keep us in suspense, as we look forward to your timely response and consideration.

With warmest Christian greetings,

Njubemere Okazu
Managing Director

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