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Last modified: February 7, 2013, 6:36 PM
Motivating and equipping Christians to Read Carry Share® the Word of God since 1893.
The Pocket Testament League began in 1893 as the vision of a teenage girl named Helen Cadbury, daughter of the president of Cadbury Chocolates. Her heart's desire was to share her faith, so she organized a group of girls who sewed pockets onto their dresses to keep so they could keep part of the Scriptures in it. The girls called their group "The Pocket Testament League." They pledged to read a portion of the Bible every day, carry it with them in their pocket and share the Gospel with at least one person every day.
Today The League still prints small pocket sized Gospels of John in many languages, such as English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese. The League partners with local Bible Societies, for accurate Bible translations, and ships from several locations around the world. The League offers dozens of cover design choices ranging from original artwork and sporting events to skiers, horses and Harleys, so as to appeal to a wide audience. There is even have a "camo" cover for the outdoorsman.
The League has members from all 50 states and 140 countries. Members submit over 2,000 stories each month to the website (www.ptl.org) about lives changed by the power of God's Word. In the effort to reach more people around the world, The League has recently expanded its efforts to Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, the Peoples Republic of China, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Japan and Brazil.