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WABFOG

Population: 40,000,000 | 2019 Budget: ₦2000000000.00 | Project Number: 000015

Write And Build For Our God (WABFOG) is a project aimed at encouraging Nigerians to help The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) build a Bible House for its operations by participating in its handwritten Bible project which requires an individual to write a minimum of a verse and donate a minimum of ₦10,000.00 for the building project . BSN impact lives with God’s Word through translation of the Bible into Nigerian Languages, publishing and distribution of the Scriptures, as well as the execution of life-transforming programmes. It costs a minimum of ₦72,000,000.00 to complete a language Bible project if achieved within eight years. The BSN has translated the Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages, touching millions of lives who without its works could not have been reached with God’s Word and love. BSN has also been a force that has kept the cover prizes of Bibles relatively low in the market. Thousands of Blind and Deaf Nigerians have been reached with the Braille Bible and the Nigerian Sign Language Bible respectively for free, through the benevolence of our donors. In 2017, we built a Deaf Bible Translation Centre in Ibadan to serve the Deaf with their Bible translation.

 The BSN had with less than 50 staff members, we operated from her Apapa office inherited in 1966. But now, with over 150 staff members, her mission office in Apapa proves inadequateobscure, and inaccessible to the people she serves. Plagued, also, with traffic gridlock (threatening her operations) caused by heavy-duty trucks, BSN relocated to a rented office at 150, Ikorodu Road, Onipanu in 2018. However, this office is not conducive, choked, and non-supportive of staff’s productivity. To overcome this challenge, BSN decided to build a Bible House between Onipanu and Ojota in Lagos. The project was professionally estimated to cost ₦2.2 billion.

Individuals, Churches, and corporate organisations alike could be part of this project, and participants would be ranked into categories of Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze, depending on amount donated for number of Bible verses written in support of the project. Individuals writing for Platinum or Gold, or Silver, or Bronze category would have to write a verse of the Bible and donate ₦150,000, or ₦50,000, or ₦25,000, or ₦10,000 respectively. In the same vein, a Church or Corporate organization writing for Platinum or Gold, or Silver, or Bronze category would have to write a verse of the Bible and donate ₦1,000,000or ₦500,000, or ₦250,000, or ₦100,000 respectively. Individuals could on behalf of their families, or in honour of loved ones undertake the writing of a chapter or a book accordingly. churches and Corporate organisations could also do likewise. Writers and donors on Platinum category will get a copy of the published handwritten Bible, a thank you plaque, and have their names appear on the gold plate in the tower of fame of the completed Bible House. Writers and donors on Gold category will get a thank you plaque and have their names on the Silver plate in the tower of fame of the completed Bible House. For writers and donors on the Silver category, there shall be a thank you letter signed by the highest organ of the BSN, with their names in the compendium of donors for the building. For writers and donors under the Bronze category, there would be an appreciation letter to them, with their names on the compendium of donors for the building project.

NEED

STRATEGY

A handwritten Bible would be produced. The Bible would be written by those who, will like Nehemiah, says, “The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore, we his servants will arise and build” (Nehemiah 2:20). The verses of this Bible will be written by individuals, Churches and Corporate bodies who are willing to financially support to build the Bible House for God.

The tables below show the details:

INDIVIDUALS’ CATEGORY

Category

Amount per verse

Benefits

Bronze category

₦10,000.00

Your name appears in the compendium of donors

Silver        

₦25,000.00

       Your name appears in the compendium of donors

       You get a thank you letter signed by General Dr Yakubu Gowon, GCFR, Our Patron.

Gold

₦50,000.00

       Your name appears on the Silver Plate of Donors in the Tower of Fame

       You get a thank you plaque

Platinum

₦150,000.00

       Your name appears on the Golden Plate of Donors in the Tower of Fame

       You get a thank you plaque

       You get a copy of the handwritten Bible

 

 

Category

Amount per verse

Benefits

Bronze category

₦100,000.00

       Your name appears in the compendium of donors

Silver        

₦250,000.00

       Your name appears in the compendium of donors

       You get a thank you letter signed by our Patron, General Dr Yakubu Gowon, GCFR.

Gold

₦500,000.00

       Your name appears on the Silver Plate of Donors in the Tower of Fame

       You get a thank you plaque

Platinum

₦1,000,000.00

       Your name appears on the Golden Plate of Donors in the Tower of Fame

       You get a thank you plaque

       You get a copy of the handwritten Bible

GOAL

  • To raise the sum of 2,200,000,00.00 between now and 2021 to build a Bible House, an operational office for The Bible Society of Nigeria between Onipanu and Ojota
  • To use the office to boost the translation, publishing, distribution and programmes drives of The Society
  • To be more readily accessible to the people we serve
  • To improve staff productivity

CHALLENGE

Effective publicity

Logistics in mobilization of Bible writing materials

Inadequate sympathy/mass participation from the christian community

Lack of effective and meaningful representation in every state/local government of the Federation

The incident of COVID-19

Project Category Population Budget Project Number
Other Project 40,000,000 ₦ 2,000,000,000.00 000015