A few weeks ago, Adam* led a small team to deliver food, clothing and Bibles to the Afghan refugee village we have been serving since summer 2021. Until recently, our team has experienced relative freedom distributing relief, sharing the gospel, and handing out Bibles. That is until the TLBN got wind of it. Now, they are threatening every Afghan in that village who is discovered to be in possession of a Bible.
As our team handed out food and clothing, they offered Bibles but most refused out of fear. A few accepted a copy but they had to hide it in their food or under their clothing. As such, our team had no option but to leave the village with the remaining Bibles in hand.
Isaac* noticed a group of children playing in the street, about 35. They are poor, wearing soiled clothing, hungry, and deemed untouchable because they are considered part of the lowest of all castes in their country.
As he watched them, he observed a pastor with resources walking by them with his children in tow. This pastor’s children asked about the children playing in the street and if they could speak with them but their father said, “No!”. They walked away and carried on with life as if those children never existed. This broke Isaac’s heart.
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