When Nancy and I left as newlyweds for the Middle East in 1978, neither of us imagined it would be home for the majority of our married life. But looking back, neither of us would have it any other way. Since then it has been my privilege to design Christian literature all over the world, and to speak in training conferences on design and creativity in more countries than I can remember. Although we unexpectedly relocated to the US at the end of 2017, this work continues through the Bible Society of Egypt.
Along this journey, we’ve been blessed with two amazing children, who are married to two equally amazing spouses. And what can I say about our grandchildren? Words just cannot express.
Those of you who are grandparents know exactly what I mean.
I am privileged to work with the Bible Society of Egypt, which is part of the United Bible Societies. This is a global fellowship of 146 national Bible societies worldwide serving to make the Scriptures available to everyone in a language they can understand and at a price they can afford.
The Bible Society of Egypt is the largest publisher of Arabic Bibles in the world. It produces and distributes about 2 million pieces of Scripture literature each year.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIBLE SOCIETY…
This is a general overview to the Bible Society’s work of bringing God’s Word to the nation.
The Bible Society offers a unique literacy program based on Bible passages to illiterates in Egypt. Approximately 15,000 participate in this program each year.
Ramez Atallah, General Secretary, gives a few recollections of significant developments in the Bible Society’s role in bringing God’s Word to Egypt.
“In His Image” includes events for children, teenagers and the entire family. It features a Bible knowledge competition and a talent show in which teenagers minister to their peers. The winners are given valuable prizes.
Since leaving for Egypt in 1978 we have been supported by amazing churches and individuals who have faithfully given and prayed for our work. Everything has been a team effort! This continues today both offline and online, through the excellent work of the D.M. Stearns Missionary Fund and Mission Quest.
D.M. STEARNS MISSIONARY FUND
Support through traditional checks is graciously processed by the amazing work of the D.M. Stearns Missionary Fund. The friends at D.M. Stearns have been faithfully processing our support for over 35 years. Tax deductible donations should be made out to the D.M. Stearns Missionary Fund, with a separate note saying it is for the Capps. If you would like to simply print out an instruction letter for the Stearns Fund, click here for a PDF.
The Stearns organization does not levy a fee for processing donations. Every bit of support you give will come to us.
D.M. Stearns Missionary Fund
North Wales, PA 19454
D.M. Stearns will process the donation and send back a receipt, along with a donation envelope for future support.
Mission Quest is a support organization that was created by missionaries for missionaries. It offers cutting-edge technology and tools to facilitate raising support for missionaries worldwide.
While we encourage our partners to continue using the Stearns fund, we have joined Mission Quest to facility online donations.
To donate, go to: https://give.missionquest.org/missionary/165
You can find all the information you need on the Mission Quest website.
Mission Quest is a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability. It was also awarded platinum status by Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.