The poverty rate in Uruguay is very high. This forces many children to have to work to support their family, missing out on schooling.

Churches have been challenged to help these children, providing food during Sunday School lessons to help support children. Sunday School teachers often play the role of educator, caregiver and counsellor. The “Drawing My Own Bible” project, organised by the Bible Society in Uruguay, allows children who have little or no literacy to listen to Bible stories and learn about what they’ve heard through drawing. Training is also provided to Sunday School teachers so that they can properly help the children.

We are supporting this project as part of our Bible-a-Month Calendar this year. Click here to find out how you can provide a Bible to someone around the world every month.