Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The Making of a New Testament

If you've ever toured a pressroom when printing is under way, you know what a noisy place it can be. Every 90 minutes, two massive rolls ("webs") of paper, each weighing 700 pounds, run simultaneously through our web press to produce 32-page printed signatures, or sections. The signatures are then collated and assembled into complete New Testaments.

After Scriptures come off the press, they are loaded onto trucks and shipped to the appropriate field leaders for distribution to native missionaries. They are placed in the hands of GFA workers like John in Maharashtra. Before he goes witnessing, John stuffs his cloth shoulder bag with a fresh supply of Hindi New Testaments. He offers one to those he meets and explains, "This tell you everything you need to know about Jesus!"

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