The ongoing calling and vision to distribute Bibles in closed countries of the Middle East has become more difficult in recent months with the added security restrictions at border crossings. With the increase of these challenges comes a heightened degree of danger for those who are willing to face hardships and sacrifice of life for this cause. A way we somewhat negate the border issue is by seeking out vendors who would risk an “in country printing” (ICP) project. Such efforts are ongoing and need the prayers of God’s people for the success of the mission.
Our Bible distribution partners in the Middle East work diligently every day to meet the spiritual needs of those who serve in the underground church, new believers who request a copy of the Bible, and evangelistic efforts to those in the darkness of Islam. Testimonies from recent converts further affirms that“they cross the line of faith in Jesus after reading the New Testament.” It is because of that consistent affirmation of the need for copies of God’s Word to be printed and distributed, that ongoing efforts are in process.
The governments of closed countries have many resources to challenge the mission of taking God’s Word into the darkness. Nationals who agree to provide services for printing and payment deserve our prayers and concern for taking that risk. We are trusting for God’s favor and anointing over the ICP’s taking place in multiple countries. Thank you for being burdened and praying for this cause!
Will you consider joining with MBD/WYBO to continue our mission? Our field partners are requesting hundreds of Bibles for new Christians coming to faith in Jesus. The supply of Bibles in some closed country cities is non-existent or very small and we are in need of provision. MBD has been able to maintain the cost at $5 for every Bible being delivered to a person in need despite the rising prices of printing and exchange rates. Yet, our recent ICP cost more, up to $7-$8 per Bible when all costs of planning, distribution, and verification are considered. Come join our mission as we seek to negate border issues with the efforts of ICP.Boarder Security Challenges Distribution