The project was initiated in August 2012 when Highway Ministry decided to make Bibles available to truckers passing through border posts. The first border post outreach was launched at Beit Bridge, Musina 5-9 September in 2012. Komatipoort – Mozambique border post followed on 19-21 February 2013. The Botswana border posts at Zeerust and Mafikeng were reached during 16-18 February 2015.
Bibles and CD Parcels in English, Zulu, Sotho and Shona are distributed at the Beit Bridge border. Team members prepare Bibles & CD Parcels for distribution. Each Bible receives a sticker with contact information for Highway Ministry.
This is the team that assisted in Mussina on our various projects in Beitbridge, Musina. They are Herman van Dyk (Musina), Kobus Serfontein (Jesus Film Project), Piet Jansen (Polokwane), Brian Teputepu (Musina), Dirk Kotze (Heidelberg), Jan de Bruin (Highway Ministry), Richard Molobolo (Western Cape), Flip van Rensburg (Pretoria)
Zeerust Border Post
Bibles, sponsored by various individuals and organizations, are handed to the public traveling though both Zeerust and Komatipport, where traffic officials are also involved with these efforts to communicate with drivers about the challenges on the roads. The drivers are also made aware of the importance of road safety, obeying the speed restrictions and road traffic signs at all times.
Redistribution of Bibles
The project evolved after the initial Bibles for Borders was launched. Broadcasts over various radio stations resulted in requests for used Bibles.
There ae, in co-operation wit Radio Pulpit and Cape Pulpit, at present, 19 collection points for used Bibles in South Africa.
More information is available on Radio Puplit’s website and client services can be contacted at 012 334 1200 or the Highway Ministry offices 016 349 1996.
To the left, Bibles are redistributed that were donated to Highway Ministry in Worcester.