Afghanistan (MNN) — Afghanistan is a strictly Islamic nation and its a hotbed for Islamic terrorism. By legislation, no different religions together with Christianity are allowed to exist, based on persecution watchdog Open Doorways USA.
But, we received an e mail from a person [who] requested for 1,000 [Scripture] booklets that he may share, says Helen Williams of World Missionary Press.
I don’t know the way he discovered us whether or not or not he discovered a booklet, or whether or not he seemed on-line however he did.
World Missionary Press prints and sends Scripture booklets in 345 languages to Gospel employees world wide. Study extra about WMP right here. Nonetheless, Williams says they dont have any distribution companions in Afghanistan, so this mans request stood out.
She shares a portion of the mans e mail beneath:
Its about 5 years that Im following Jesus and studying Christianity. I simply obtain some subjects from the web and translate in my very own language, then unfold [it] between the followers who want Gods phrases Im very cautious and hidden doing this holy job for Christ as a result of I do know He loves me as I really like Him.
We had been just a little skeptical and we checked that (tackle) once more a few months later, we received one other e mail from the person who requested the booklets, Williams says.
He needed us to know that 1,000 booklets had been being learn and had been distributed in his group.
Why does this matter?
Afghanistans intense oppression of Christians may classify this mans actions as both insane or extremely daring. If officers uncover Afghan residents exploring any religion in addition to Islam i.e. visiting web site, cellphone calls, emails the ensuing punishment might be loss of life.
As Open Doorways notes right here:
Afghan Christians (principally these with a Muslim background) are in hiding as a lot as doable… Fairly often, there is just one doable end result for uncovered and caught Christians: they are going to be killed.
Regardless of the danger, Afghans are turning to Christ. As described right here by Prayercast, a long time of extremist violence have induced many Muslims to query their religion. Although they’ve to assemble in secret, there are literally thousands of believers and the Afghan Church is rising.
Reward God for enabling His Phrase to go forth in Afghanistan! Pray hearts and lives will change as folks encounter His reality, and ask the Lord to proceed opening doorways of alternative.
We had been in a position to get a number of materials in years in the past when the US army moved into that space, however not anymore, Williams says.
[Getting] 1,000 booklets right into a village or metropolis in Afghanistan is one other miracle, and we had been simply blessed.
World Missionary Press sends every batch of Scripture booklets whether or not giant or small fully freed from cost to those that ask. WMP depends on generosity to maintain this work going; each donated greenback leads to 25 particular person Scripture booklets. Study extra and discover methods to present right here.
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