Nafees is an evangelist in Punjab, Pakistan. One of the ways he reaches out to Muslims is by selling the Muslim Outreach Bible (a New Testament). Bibles are typically destroyed by zealous Muslims, but this version is 'camouflaged' with a gold-leafed cover and flowery text to resemble Islamic holy books, without compromising the truth.
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Strategic Bibles Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
Can you remember when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? I was a high school sophomore at a retreat in Oglebay Park, West Virginia. My Young Life leader opened the Word of God to me in a way no one had before. To him I am forever grateful.
Carole Collins, who directs the Leprosy Ministry Fund, told me a few months ago about a request she received from 2 women, Sarah and her mother Prasanna (both wound-care nurses caring for those afflicted with leprosy), for Bibles in the Telegu language to give to their patients. These women travel throughout the Hyderabad area treating the terrible wounds common to leprosy patients, making rounds to 17 communities each week.
How we communicate the Scriptures to believers and unbelievers is as important as providing Scriptures to them. Many "tried and true" efforts used to effectively spread the gospel in Western nations, for example, do not work elsewhere in the world. Also, the gospel is easily rejected if it is not spoken in a dialect that the local people can understand clearly.
The cold of the prison cell quickly penetrated Joseph's thin clothes, chilling him to the bone. His body ached from the beating he had just received. His internal organs felt deeply bruised and his knee was broken—probably beyond repair. He wondered if this was the end of his life.