Saturday, February 05, 2011

How far would you go to deliver a Bible?

Flying only a few hundred feet off the ground, Russell opens the window of his Cesna aircraft and carefully drops a parachute over a guerrilla camp. In a bag suspended from the parachute are a Bible and other Christian materials, sometimes including a shortwave radio pre-tuned to two Christian stations that broadcast the Word of God.

"I've been shot at a few times," Russell says, "and one of my aircraft had multiple bullet holes in it."

The danger is real, but Russell (a co-worker with The Voice of the Martyrs) and his team are committed to delivering the Word of God where there is no conventional means of delivery. Being on the ground would be even more dangerous.

"I have seen many guerrillas turn from their violent ways after reading the Bible and listening to our radio broadcasts," Russell explains. "If we want peace in Columbia, we have to point people, even terrorists, to the true source of peace and forgiveness".

(from Voice of the Martyrs, February 2011)

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1 comment:

  1. Sending Bibles thru the mail is very expensive when you are sending them to countries where Christians are persecuted. They will NOT allow book rates, and charge an exorb custums fee. I recently sent Christian books to Pakistan, and instead of $8-9, it was close to $100! Pray for the missionaries there, they are in constant danger.