India (MNN) – Mission Cry has helped provide more than $350 million worth of used Bibles and Christian books all around the world. Their books have been received and distributed by believers who face persecution for sharing the truth of Jesus.
Persecuted for the Gospel
Mission Cry’s Jason Woolford shares about Indian Pastor T.L. who has distributed thousands of Christian books.
“He’s been imprisoned, he’s been beaten to near death for simply distributing the Bible and Christian books,” Woolford says.
“He and his son have been beaten, has been imprisoned. He was at one point, stripped and mocked by the police for giving out the Bible. But as he sat across from me, he said, ‘Reverend, I want you to know that they can beat me, they can beat my son, but they can’t beat the Bible. God’s Word is forever and it changes and it’s the only thing that makes a difference. It’s the only thing that doesn’t return void.’”
Last year, Woolford met Pastor T.L. who asked for two boxes of books to bring back to India for distribution in hard to reach areas.
Instead of sending two boxes, Mission Cry sent him a 40-foot sea container with around $500,000 worth of Bibles and Christian books.
Now, Pastor T.L. has distributed all the books and is asking for more.
“By faith, we’ll be sending another container in three weeks to him and the need for that, to get that container over there, nearly half a million dollars donated Bibles and Christian books will be $10,000.”
The books will be distributed near Bangalore and Domapur, both of which are in desperate need of God’s Word.
In recent years, laws in India have restricted ministries’ work and provision.
“They’re definitely making it more difficult in areas around the world to get the Word of God there because they know that it changes and makes a difference in somebody. They have no problem accepting food, or money, or clothes, but when you send the Word that doesn’t return void, is where they try to start stopping.”
However, Woolford says Mission Cry’s relationship with Pastor T.L. grants them clearance to send in materials.
Used Christian books and Bibles are sent in by supporters, giving believers, pastors, and even non-believers access to Christian education materials like seminary books.
These materials are imperative as people come to Christ.
“One-hundred-twenty-two thousand people [are] getting saved everyday where a majority of those people are attending Church where the pastor doesn’t even own a book,” Woolford says.
Mission Cry is sending in materials by sea containers, however, they’re also inviting missionaries or people going on short-term mission trips to come and select up to $3,000 worth of books from their warehouse so they can distribute books for free while overseas.
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Header photo courtesy of Mission Cry via Facebook.