What is the Bible Project?
The Bible Project is an effort organized and operated by Oceanic Baptist Outreach. The goal is to provide Bibles for needful students and families in the Solomon Islands. 60,000 Bibles for 60,000 Students.
The First Wave — 2011
The first wave of the Oceanic Bible Project took place in 2011-2012. Logistical planning of the project began in 2010, and by the end of the project 28,000 Bibles had been given to the students and teachers of all of the high schools of the islands of Guadalcanal and Malaita. Over thirty team members helped in the distribution, sharing Christ and their personal testimonies in over ninety high schools. Principals, teachers, school chaplains, school captains, and students expressed incredible gratitude for the Bibles given.
Funding — 2018
The Solomon Islands are ranked second as the poorest nation in the Oceanic region ($3400 GDP). Though the nation is slowed by illiteracy and suffocated by corruption, we believe the current generation of educated students is capable of turning the country around. The Solomon Islands has a well-established evangelical and Christian heritage. The school curriculum includes a Scripture class, and the high schools have teachers and chaplains are prepared to teach the Bible. The main problem is that students and families cannot afford to purchase a Bible. By giving to the Oceanic Bible Project, you are providing a Bible to high school students who can and will read those Bibles. Learn about the impact your giving will have.
Second Wave — 2019
The second wave is focused on getting Bibles to every province of the Solomon Islands. The remaining provinces are fairly remote, the schools on these islands more remote still. As there are now a new group of students in the high schools, Guadalcanal and Malaita will be covered again, but Wave 2 will include reaching the high schools in the Central and Western Provinces, on Choiseul, Isabel, Makira-Ulawa, New Georgia and Temotu.