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Laundry Bags and Bibles: The Ultimate Freshman Survival Kit

Campus Crusade, IBS-STL celebrate partnership resulting in 1 million Bibles distributed to college students

Contact: Lynn Waalkes, IBS-STL Global, 719-867-2626

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- A laundry bag containing several unusual items has been instrumental in doing more than storing dirty clothes--it's changing lives.

More than 1 million Freshman Survival Kits (FSKs) containing Bibles, books, water bottles, highlighters, and a downloadable music card packaged in a laundry bag have been distributed on campuses since 1996. Campus Crusade for Christ created the Freshman Survival Kits to provide college students with spiritual direction.

IBS-STL partners with Campus Crusade to supply the New International Version Bibles or New Testaments for the kits.

On Thursday, April 23, 2009, Campus Crusade President Steve Douglass presented IBS-STL CEO/President Keith Danby with a plaque celebrating the partnership that has resulted in the million-Bible milestone. Danby thanked Douglass for Campus Crusade's partnership and presented Douglass with a framed print of Bible covers used in joint distributions.

"It's a real privilege to celebrate a million Bibles being distributed," Danby said. "That's no small achievement. And we know the impact of those Bibles will be multiplied in other lives, as well."

Douglass stressed the importance of working together: "Jesus prayed that we would all be one, just as He and His Father are one," he said. "Today's celebration not only commemorates 1 million Bibles distributed, but more importantly, it shows the power of God's people in God's organizations working together to achieve His purposes."

About Campus Crusade for Christ International
Campus Crusade for Christ International is one of the largest Christian ministries in the world with more than 25,000 full-time staff serving in 190 countries. Campus Crusade has specialized ministries focused on reaching different ages from middle school to senior adults and from the inner city to Fortune 500 boardrooms. More than 55,000 students on 1100 campuses are active in the U.S. Campus Ministry. Campus Crusade's goal is to build spiritual movements everywhere, so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.

About IBS-STL Global
IBS-STL Global is one of the largest Bible and Christian literature ministries worldwide. IBS-STL translates the Bible into major languages and distributes Christian resources through ministry, wholesale, and retail channels to engage people with the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ. It is the translation sponsor and copyright holder of the New International Version® of the Bible, the world's most widely read contemporary English translation, and the Today's New International Version®, Nueva Versión Internacional®, and 45 international Bible translations. For more information, visit
www.ibsstl.org.