JOIN IN OUR CAMPAIGN
In 1914 the British Government ran an advertising campaign depicting Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of War, wearing the cap of a Field Marshall pointing at the viewer with the words: ‘Your Country Needs You.’ The campaign and poster captured the public’s imagination and encouraged everyone to do their best to contribute to the war effort.
On Friday 20 January 1961, President JF Kennedy, in his inaugural speech, said: ‘Do not ask what your country can do you for you, ask what you can do for your country.’
We have adopted these two famous slogans and adapted them in a light-hearted parody to encourage you, our readers, to rally to join us in our own campaign – a campaign of faith.
Our campaign slogan isn’t ‘Your Country Needs You’ but rather ‘Your Faith Needs You.’
“DO NOT ASK WHAT YOUR FAITH CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR FAITH”
Our campaign slogan isn’t ‘Don’t ask what you can do for your country but what your country can do for you’ but rather ‘Don’t ask what your faith can do for you but what can you do for your faith.’
Pope Francis asked as much in Evangelii Gaudium, his Apostolic Exhortation on our call to evangelize and the joy of the evangelist.
Just as the Church exists to evangelize, this is its raison d’être, so too does Alive Publishing exist to evangelize, and all our publishing projects have this noble goal as their very heart.
However, we don’t share our faith, witness to it and evangelize simply and merely as individuals. We do so as members of the Body of Christ, brother and sisters united in a common vision and mission.
This is why we wanted to reach out to all our readers and ask for your help and assistance – Your Faith Needs You!
Through your generosity and kindness we are able to send Bible Alive, Walk with Me and other faith resources to our brothers and sisters who live their faith in developing countries.
They have a dire need for resources which encourage them in living their faith today – our Letters from the Heart explain so eloquently what these gifts mean to those who receive them.
I’m very much grateful to you all for your generosity towards me and my sisters in the Region. I get Bible Alive since 2010 and I’m very much strengthened spiritually. Not only that, most of the sisters in the region too receive Bible Alive free of charge. Thank you so much. God Bless and Reward you.
Franciscan Sisters, Nigeria
Dear Bible Alive, These greatly appreciated booklets come addressed to me for the prisoners and ‘the youth’. May I add my deep gratitude – they are READ, used, reflected on and greatly valued. We pray for our benefactors who make this possible AND for the staff at Bible Alive.
Assisi Convent, Nigeria
Dear Bible Alive, I wish to write and appreciate you for your great work and generosity. I really love and enjoy reading your reflections. The reflections help me to understand and have a deeper meaning of the gospels. Thank you so much for all your good work.
It is with great joy I write to you, your monthly, Daily reflections has been very inspiring and very helpful. Reading about this month’s column on ‘The Gift of Prayer In the Year of Mercy’ was very touching and a wakeup call for me. I must admit even before the year commence, something special and extraordinary has started happening to me. Please keep up the good work, well done.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
It’s through your generosity that we are able to send Bible Alive and other faith resources to our brothers and sisters in developing countries who are in dire need of them. There are many different ways that you can help us help them:
- By taking a Loose Change Jar/Parish Bucket
- Telling a Friend
- Giving a Gift Subscription
- Becoming a Parish or Diocese Promoter
If you would like to help those in need through our International Faith Outreach and would like to take part in one of our campaigns please click on the four links above for more information and all of the forms you need or you can call us on:
+ 44 (0) 1782 745 600