Pakistan (MNN) — Years after he helped organize the 9/11 terror attacks, violence caught up to Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His compound was raided by the U.S. military and he was killed.
But earlier this year, Mission Cry partners went to Abbottabad for a very different reason: sharing the story of Jesus. They gave 2,000 Bibles to people living in 500 homes around the site of Bin Laden’s former compound.
Jason Woolford says, “We have 100 Muslims outside of the compound who’ve given their life to the Lord Jesus. We had one woman that looked at the Bible (she had never seen a Bible in her life) and said, ‘I don’t know what God is in this book. But the one that I’m serving is false.’ And she ended up giving her life to the Lord.”
Many of these people had never been able to own a Quran, so receiving a Bible was a special experience, Woolford says.
Supporting house churches
Mission Cry partners also ministered along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Woolford says, “Some of the underground churches that are in that area don’t have the ability to have Bibles for their people, for our brothers and sisters. And so we’ve been able to encourage them and get them the Word of God while they’ve been having a home church or secret meetings. Especially near the borders, in Chaman and Quetta.”
Watch a video talking more about this mission here. It includes interviews with Pakistani Christians who participated. Woolford says, “Two boys on the compound gave their life to the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s what the video details.”
Praise God for His work in Abbottabad.
The header photo shows Mission Cry partners and a boy they encountered during their trip to Bin Laden’s former compound. (Photo courtesy of Mission Cry)