Across the desert

Voice of the Martyrs March 2013

We work hard to make tools that present a clear gospel and we work doubly hard to make translations that will help people all over the world. So when we came across this magazine cover of “The Voice of the Martyrs”, we could only stop to marvel and thank the Lord for taking our tools across the world. Here’s a quote from the article:

Each month, 20 men load up their camels and donkeys with Bibles, Christian literature, food and water and head out over the sunbaked desert hills.

At night, the sand filters through their clothing and cakes their skin. During the day, they walk in 120-degree temperatures, buffeted by a dry, hot wind.

The men take this lonely road through the Sahara to avoid the ever-present checkpoints, where police would question them and probably confiscate the books they carry. Police might simply harass them and spit on them, but it’s more likely that they’d arrest the men. The Bibles they carry are considered a threat to the Islamic government. They offer the message of hope that Jesus is more than a prophet; he is the Son of God, a Savior for all who place their faith in him.

The men take this monthly journey through the desert because they know there are many who desperately need to hear their message. They cross this difficult terrain to reach five people groups who, because of geographic and economic isolation, have never heard the gospel.

 

Take a close look at the book he is holding. Yes, it’s the Arabic translation of “All that the Prophets have Spoken”!

We believe that everyone, worldwide, should have unhindered access to the central message of the Bible—the gospel of God’s grace—and that each individual should be equally free to reject or accept that message. By “free” we mean that a person can investigate the claims of the Bible and decide either to trust or refute its message without feeling coerced or fearing for life and limb.

See the story on Persecution.com

Resources: All that the Prophets have Spoken – Arabic Edition