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.
The team was 10 miles outside the village when an important person in the village called and asked them to wait. He met the team and asked for all the remaining Bibles. He said he could not accept them in the village but he will sneak them back in and carefully distribute them. Keep in mind, this person asking for the Bibles with threats looming is a Muslim himself.
God is capturing the hearts of Muslims across this village and is drawing them to Himself. Even as threats are being made, those making such threats cannot silence the Holy Spirit. There is a portion in this village who is sensing the power of God at work. This sense is so powerful that they are doing everything they can to read and soak in what they are learning from the Bible.
I invite you to pray for those whose hearts are being touched by God, for those facing threats for possessing a Bible, for the few who have had to flee because of the threats, and for our team as they continue to seek ways to serve this community. Despite the dangers, eternity is real and the need for gospel access in this village and beyond is legit.
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