Worldwide (MNN) — The influence of 1 Bible within the lives of 9 folks in Pakistan underscores a rising want for Scripture for these looking for Christ world wide.
Though FMI has already reached 440-percent of its 2019 fundraising objective for Bibles, because the group enters the 2020 calendar yr, [we] goal to dedicate greater than twice the quantity of assets for Scripture distribution than we budgeted for this yr, says FMIs Bruce Allen.
By reaching this objective within the first half of 2020, FMI can put much more Scripture within the palms of believers and seekers world wide.
The facility of a single Bible
In Pakistan, a 60-year-old man named Sadaqat sat at a crowded roadside restaurant mourning the dying of his father. The daddy-son relationship is likely one of the strongest bonds in Pakistani tradition – much more so than marriage.
As Pastor Adam, a pacesetter supported by FMI, took a seat close to Sadaqat, he acknowledged the Holy Spirits urging. Allen says Pastor Adam advised him, the Lord prompted me to share Romans 8:38-39 with Sadaqat:
For I’m certain that neither dying nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor issues current nor issues to come back, nor powers, nor top nor depth, nor the rest in all creation, will have the ability to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Pastor Adam noticed [Sadaqats] eyes mild up upon listening to the phrases of this riveting e book that had such stunning phrases, Allen continues. The pair spoke for greater than an hour about Jesus Christ, the Holy One. Pastor Adam then provided his private copy of the Bible, which Sadaqat acquired appreciatively. He kissed it and expressed his eagerness to learn it.
Sadaqat later referred to as Pastor Adam, telling him he needed to be taught extra about Jesus. Sadaqat met with Pastor Adam in an FMI-underwritten protected home for 3 days, which resulted in Sadaqat acquired Christ as his private Savior. Over the next three months, Sadaqat met with Pastor Adam for discipleship and, in flip, led eight of his relations to salvation in Christ.
How will you assist FMI?
FMI helps indigenous pastors and church planters within the worlds largest Muslim-majority nations. Since Bibles go hand-in-hand with church planting and discipleship, you may assist this work for as little as $7.
Please pray God will proceed to supply assets in order that His Phrase can influence extra folks like Sadaqat.
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