Many Christians living in Muslim nations see persecution as a part of everyday life. And yet the Gospel continues to go out and win many more for the Kingdom of God. Whilst sharing the Word is not easy in these countries, we are so grateful that last year, with your help, we were able to impact the lives of more than 75,000 Muslims and introduce them to Christ. In addition to this, you were a part of training 203 Philips and 154 Bible-based Literacy Facilitators in Muslim nations.
Nafrini,* a 65 years old Muslim lady, who because of poverty and like many others from her nation, travelled to a country on the Arabian Peninsula to work as a maid for a wealthy family. “I was mistreated and abused in many ways. It was hell and I was like a slave,” she described. “So, I decided after a lot of struggling to go back to my own country.”
After a lot of pleading with the family where she worked, they reluctantly gave her back her passport and she was able to leave. On her return, she managed to get work with a Christian family. “I was amazed at how kind and merciful they were with me. In spite of our different religions, they treated me as a sister,” Nafrini explained.
“Afterwards, I found a job as a janitress in a Christian hospital, where I also was treated equally and graciously. Then one day everything changed, I saw Christ in a dream and it didn’t happen just once! I cried and cried and I knew I had to give my life to God and He would free me from everything that was holding me captive for so long.”
Nafrini had been visiting a book store that works with Bible League as a ministry partner in her country. She asked the Christian owner a lot of questions about God and he patiently answered every question. Once she received her own salvation, she went on to volunteer to secretly take more Bibles and share her faith with her Muslim friends. It is not easy ministering in a country which persecutes Christians, but Nafrini knows there are millions more Muslims who need to hear of the one, true God! She says: “I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and I want to get it out, so many more can discover the truth!”
Most believers in Muslim nations do not have a Bible of their own and the difficulty of getting Bibles into these regions is increasing every day.
You can be a part of what God is doing in many Muslim hearts. Each $20 received can provide a Muslim seeker or new believer with their own
treasured copy of God’s Word.
*Name changed to protect identity
The ministry of Bible League New Zealand is able to plant God’s Word solely through the generous support of the Christian community.