Pakistan (MNN) — About a month ago, we told you about a missionary in Pakistan whose arms, wrists, and hands were broken in a brutal attack for distributing Bibles. The missionary’s name is Bishop Slim, and he has served with Mission Cry on previous projects like distributing 2,000 Bibles on Osama bin Laden’s old compound.
Mission Cry’s President, Rev. Jason Woolford, now has an update on Bishop Slim’s recovery.
After the missionary was brutally attacked, “We got Bishop Slim in for emergency surgery. He had those halo things in his wrists and his arms that he was supposed to have for six months. Those have already been removed. The doctors are saying that it’s miraculous how fast he’s healing. It doesn’t make any sense in the natural.”
As soon as he is fully recovered, Woolford says, “Bishop Slim is ready along with our other three teammates to get back to distributing the Word of God.”
Islam is the prevailing religion in Pakistan. Of the nation’s roughly 240 million people, only 1.04% are Christians. In fact, 99% of the population is totally unreached with the Gospel.
Pray for Bishop Slim’s full recovery so more Bibles can reach the lost.
“For us to get Bibles into Pakistan, those are Bibles that we have to actually purchase in-country because you can’t get a container into Pakistan because of the rule and the Islamic law. So [pray for] funding for that, and then of course, healing and protection for our team that’s on the ground.”
It costs just $2 to print and distribute a Bible with Mission Cry! You can give to Mission Cry’s ministry here.
Header photo of Mission Cry missionaries standing on the remains of Osama bin Ladin’s old compound in Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of Mission Cry)