Persecution Magazine, October 2015
International Christian Concern
Across the country, hundreds were coming to faith in Jesus and being baptized every month. The churches were growing so fast that they were not able to keep up with the needs of these new believers. We asked them what they needed, and their answer was simple: God’s Word.
The churches did not have enough Bibles for new believers to have access to the Words of Life. They would smuggle Bibles in a few at a time from overseas. Some were able to import them in large quantities, but this would be very expensive and it would often take them months and months to make it through customs.
With your help, we committed to change this and make a strategic investment for the Church in this country. We purchased the printing equipment and materials and helped to identify experienced and reliable staff, and a new printing press was established.
Since the presses started rolling at the beginning of the year, more than 75,000 copies of God’s Word have been produced and distributed to churches across the country. As the press is serving the church, many churches and ministries are now coming to see how they can use it to produce more resources and expand their discipleship materials.
Now, as new believers are saved and baptized, churches have the ability to make sure that they receive God’s Word and can help them as they take the next steps in learning to follow Jesus in a country that still remains hostile to those who choose to leave Islam and follow the Words of Life.