American Bible Society Overview
Geographic areas served: Internationally
Programs: ABS operates programs such as "Armed Forces Ministry." ABS works closely with Christian churches and Christian communities. Through this program, 10,680 Bibles have been sent to troops who requested them from their Chaplains. Furthermore, through the program "Equipped for Life," 82,623 free Bibles and Scripture portions have been provided to VA Chaplains for veterans in their care. ABS also partners with relief organizations to provide food, water, clothing and shelter to those in need. ABS' publishing arm, Bibles.com, makes available Bible resources in different translations and languages. In 2009, Bibles.com responded to the needs of about 19,000 churches, individuals, ministries, seminaries, bookstores and other national bible societies by providing more than 4.3 million Bibles and New Testaments. Furthermore, ABS also helped in funding the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), a not-for-profit educational corporation which provides a new museum experience, interpreting art through the lens of Biblical religions, and understanding religions through artistic manifestations. ABS partners with societies through its international ministry program to extend its Bible outreach internationally.