From High Point Treatment Center - Plymouth, MA - May 12, 2016:
"On behalf of High Point Treatment Center in Plymouth we are so grateful to you for your donation of Bibles we received today. The population we serve struggles with addiction and are frequently marginalized by society. The Bibles are truly a blessing and many clients have been requesting them.
Thank you also for the variety of Bibles because we serve clients from many walks of life. The donation was truly water in a dry and thirsty land!"
From Haydenville Congregational Church, UCC - Haydenville, MA - March 16, 2016:
"On behalf of the Haydenville Congregational Church, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the Bible Society's grant of 35 NRSV Bibles. This grant will enable the church to continue its outreach to the community, and share the good news."
From Rev. Laura Shatzer, Associate Pastor and Chaplain at common cathedral - Boston, MA - February 5, 2016:
"On behalf of common cathedral (incorporated as Ecclesia Ministries, Inc.), I write to acknowledge and thank the Massachusetts Bible Society for your donation of Bibles in late 2015. The Bibles you sent us are being distributed to unhoused and income-insecure residents of Boston all over the city.
Most of the Bibles I distribute in my work as a chaplain at the Barbara McInnis House respite facility of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless. Patients there deeply appreciate the Bibles, especially being able to choose the version that most resonates with them. I typically give out two to three Bibles a week. Recently, one Jewish patient was overjoyed when I offered him a copy of the Tanakh. He exclaimed, "I have been looking for something like this for years!" A few days later, I sat down with this man to read the Psalms with him and noticed that the pages were already full of highlighting and scribbled notes.
Many people are also hungry for the Word of God out on the streets of Boston. The small NRSV Bibles are especially handy when doing street ministry, as many people who sleep outdoors and in shelters need to consolidate their possessions.
I will share additional stories and documents from our ministry that testify to the use of these Bibles as they become available. We are so grateful for your support!"
From Father's House Family Church - Raynham, MA - October 12, 2015:
"I am writing on behalf of Father's House Family Church and the fourteen churches that participated with us for the 9th Annual Church at the Park community outreach event, which was held on Saturday, August 22 at Memorial Park in Taunton, MA.
On behalf of each church, we say thank you to the Massachusetts Bible Society for the Bible Grants you provided. The Bibles were distributed at each of the fourteen church booths and by the evangelism team members who went around the park praying with people throughout the day. This year, city officials estimated that 1,600 people attended.
The mission of Church at the Park is to share the love of Jesus with the people in our community. We do this by distributing free new/gently used clothing, groceries, school supplies and other items. We also have entertainment throughout the day by local churches and activities for the kids, however the most important way we accomplish this mission is by sharing the Gospel. The Bibles you provide help us do just that."