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Help The Bible App reach 100 million downloads before its 5th birthday

Luke Stanley

YouVersion represents a global coalition of people passionate about helping others engage with God’s Word. To all of the Bible societies and Bible publishers, churches, pastors, and volunteers: thank you for your generosity!

What’s most exciting about this milestone is what it represents: today people are interacting with the Bible on a scale we’ve never witnessed before. It’s awe-inspiring to see what God is doing. And we believe this is just the beginning. It starts with 100 million.

 

Springbok rugby hero Joost Van der Westhuizen, suffering from motor neurone disease, speaks of his Christian faith

Luke Stanley

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Joost van der Westhuizen was the archetypal Springbok, an Afrikaner whose name became a byword for brilliance, total commitment and supreme physicality.

Now the 42-year-old is confined to a wheelchair, struggles with his speech and barely has the strength to hold a sandwich or lift a drink.

For the last two years his body has been ravaged by the debilitating effects of motor neurone disease,  which has taken control of everything except his mind. That remains as sharp as ever, but his body has become increasingly disobedient, making every day a challenge.

Van der Westhuizen admits he is on his "deathbed", having been given between two and five years to live when he was diagnosed in 2011.