The vast majority of Central Asians are Muslims. Overt evangelisation is not allowed. So, how can Bibles and the JESUS Film get to people in these countries if those who owned hard copies were martyred? Would you give up, or find a different way to make sure people had God’s truth? Kaleo International found a solution that is discreet enough to allow people to read God’s Word and view the JESUS Film in a local language without being detected.
The answer involves using SD cards that people commonly use for their cell phones. Experience shows that, once the Word of God gets to people in this part of the world, the work of the Holy
Spirit is being detected through healing, through children being raised from the dead, and through loving fellowships of Christ’s disciples. How can people argue with healing in the Name of Jesus Christ? The gospel is going out despite man’s efforts to stop it.
One such example is that of Solomon. He had invested thousand of dollars in a business transaction with a man for whom he had also done months of labour. The business deal bottomed out, and the same man refused to pay him for his work. This conflict drove Solomon and his mother to a fortuneteller.
They hoped the spiritualist would tell them the outcome of the conflict and would cast curses upon the man. They have spent large sums of money on similar fortunetellers in the past. But, rather than finding greater freedom, Solomon and his family moved into greater bondage with each visit to the fortuneteller. They began to see the clear results of the bondage in their lives. Years of discouraging events in Solomon’s life drove him to hopelessness, believing that his life was beyond repair.
A Christian worker in the area who has befriended Solomon’ and his family says, “We have shared with them about the freedom and victory that only Jesus can give, not only with Solomon, but also with several of his relatives.” They are listening to the Scriptures recorded in their language. We take every opportunity to open up God’s salvation plan.” This is an example of the way in which Central Asians are opening up to the Gospel.
Source: Operation World; Global Prayer Digest
Bible Study: Isaiah 52:7
MAY: Pray DEEPER for the authorities in these lands to allow – and even encourage – evangelism and the work of the church. Pray for Christ to be increasingly known and honoured in these lands.