Writing to Sri Lanka and Bandladesh

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I received a letter advising what is OK to write to children in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and what is not OK.  I would like a little more guidance regarding quoting Scripture.  I try to write to each child once a month and usually try to quote a Bible passage or talk about a faith matter.  I thought I would ask my question in this forum as others might have similar questions (or insights). 

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Steve

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Hi Steve! Thank you for opening up this discussion. We want to make sure that everyone's questions are answered, and that their concerns are addressed. Please feel free to ask whatever questions come to your mind! In regards to quoting Scripture, there are some verses that, if quoted directly, could be misconstrued, especially if the verse reference is given at the same time. By not using chapter and verse references, we are less likely to be accused of proselytizing and are able to keep your kiddo safe. We want you to continue to share eternal truths, but it is better in the Bangladesh / Sri Lanka context if they are paraphrased from Scripture and shared in the context of your own personal faith story. For example, you could say: “One day I realized that God’s grace saved me through faith; it’s not my own doing. It is a gift of God, not the result of my works, so that I can’t brag about it.” Please, keep sharing Scripture and these truths!
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