Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bibles Unbound

I've been sending Bibles to people in different parts of the world for the past few months through one of Voice of the Martyrs projects, called Bibles Unbound.

The idea is that you give them some money, they send you some Bibles and address labels, you package up the Bibles (and pray over them!), and then you send it to a remailing center that makes it possible to send them annonymously.

Anyway, as you may know, I favor the European and Asian parts of this world. I love them and pray for them, and long to go to them. So I thought, I want my heart to grow for the whole world. (plus, it was one of my instructions in my missionary candidate interview--try to love all of God's world--even though I'm not really on that track anymore, I still want to grow!) I chose Egypt as my country to send Bibles to. And so I did. For like four months. Then, I get an email telling me that project is finished, they've moved me over to China. I tried to fix it, to get on a different Egyptian project, but it didn't work. So I stuck with China. And I thought...maybe I have a love for the European and Asian parts of this world for a reason. Maybe I have that love because God put it in me. He makes each of us differently, fashions us uniquely, and though I was willing to send Bibles to Egypt, maybe He wanted me to send them to China all along and to continue to nurture and grow my love for Asian peoples. Or maybe it was just a glitch in the system.

Anyway, if you have any interest in this, please do it! I was reading the book, the Heavenly Man, about a Chinese Christian. In the beginning, he talks about how he longed for a Bible and prayed for like three months to receive one. And he finally miraculously received one of the only Bibles available in China. And now we have a chance to be the answer to someone's heart cry and put the Word of God right into their mailboxes. It's a cool opportunity that I'm thrilled to be a part of.


kathryn said...

wow! i didn't know about this cool venture. . i'm going to check it out. Thanx, so much for the information, Amy.

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