Report: Bibles for Mideast
Please pray for new believers in a ruling family of a country Bibles for Mideast has been making major Gospel inroads in. One family member was sentenced to death, and another, a supporter of evangelism, has been sent to prison.
The man with the death sentence had been accused of a serious crime years ago. He confessed to it (and all his other sins!) and invited Jesus to take over his life. When asked by officials to renounce his new-found faith, he not only refused but persisted in encouraging the evangelistic efforts of others.
The court ultimately ordered his execution, ostensibly for the earlier crime but more obviously for the ‘hidden crime’ of conversion.
Another member of the same family has recently been imprisoned. Several others have died for their faith, and many face persistent death threats.
While Bibles for Mideast occasionally puts itself in danger by publishing such stories, we can no longer hide the truth. The blood of Jesus is the seed of the church. We believe for and can see—in the near future and by God’s grace—a new, faithful Christian land where this family lives.
Pontius Pilot ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, though he could find no fault in Him. Pilate feared the crowd, the Jewish rulers, losing his friendship with Caesar, and weakening his own authority. We can and will not do the same.
Please pray for this family and others sharing their faith in dangerous places. Bibles for Mideast, its ministers, believers and all other Christian missions involved in evangelism in the region need and appreciate your prayer support.