Middle East (MNN) – Since their inception, Mission Cry has sent over $330 million worth of Bibles and Christian books to 171 nations.
“You can imagine the impact of now the hundreds of millions of people that have given their life to the Lord or learned of the Lord Jesus Christ because of it,” Mission Cry’s Jason Woolford says.
Yet because of the lack of partners and ways for the materials to be brought in, the ministry has been unable to send materials to the Middle East.
However, doors were recently opened, making it possible to send Christian books and Bibles to the people in Jordan and Palestinian territories.
A Connection, a Donation, and a Distribution
Woolford explains he met a Palestinian man when Mission Cry sent Bibles and Christian books to the Philippines several years ago. The man, Paul, had a ministry there and was excited about what Mission Cry was doing. Mission Cry held onto this connection, but they had no materials to send to the Middle East.
Later, Mission Cry received a large donation of brand new Arabic Bibles and Christian books.
“We have a gentleman in Texas and God has put on his heart the last two years to send us brand new [books],” Woolford says.
A majority of the materials Mission Cry receives and sends to partners are used books and Bibles.
“But God had put it on his heart to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars of Bibles and books and send them to us and he said he had felt like he wanted to help us get stuff into Palestine, Jordan, and the Middle East because that’s an area where we haven’t been able to send very much English to or had the materials to send in their language.”
After receiving this donation, Paul contacted Mission Cry, explaining that he had a way to bring Christian materials into Palestinian territories and Jordan.
Now, Mission Cry has recently sent $50,000 worth of brand new Arabic Bibles and Christian books which are being distributed in Jordan and Palestinian areas.
Hope Amidst the Trials
“This is very significant because we always like to look at whatever the hotbeds, whatever is going on in the world right now, and wherever we see a lot of turmoil and problems,” Woolford says.
Believers in Jordan and Palestinian territories are religious minorities and many face persecution.
Open Doors’ World Watch List ranks Jordan as #21 for the countries that persecute Christians the most.
Believers, especially former Muslims who have converted to Christianity, face violent persecution to persuade them to renounce their newfound faith and are sometimes killed.
These Christian books and Arabic Bibles give hope to believers amidst the persecution and trials they face. Further, it gives them the tools to educate and encourage others to follow Christ as well.
“You talk about the area that they’re in and the stress that they’re under being a Christian in that area. You talk about encouraging them and encouraging someone where it’s one thing to ask Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior, but it’s another thing to have a Bible… that you call your own and then giving people the ability to go and minister to other people.”
Paul will be holding evangelistic events and distributing Christian books and Bibles to believers and Muslims that a donor like you gave. Thousands, perhaps millions, of people in the Middle East will hear about Jesus and learn who He truly is because of these donations.
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Also, pray for the distribution of materials and for the hearts of people receiving them to be open.