Its a year since our Iranian/American brother in the Lord, Saeed Abedini was locked up for trying to set up an orphanage in Iran. We have never met him, but from hearing his testimony he is one of the more well known Iranian believers who abandoned a life of radical Islam for following Jesus.
The Evin prison just outside of Tehran is one of the toughest places imaginable.
Please do get involved with prayer and campaigning to get Saeed out of prison and back to his wife and children, and that ministry to Iranian people would continue.
Voice of the Martyrs is an excellent ministry that seeks to assist Christians in countries where bibles and Christian books are hard to come by.
They are helping translate and distribute different books
Read more at :- http://www.persecutionblog.com/2013/09/books-as-medicine.html
The xbible project is about putting the word of God on a low cost USB flash drive. The gives the advantage of sending a lot of information in a tiny package which keeps shipping costs nice and low. Multiple books are available which are handy for those who speak two, three or more languages.
It also means the bible can be spread to countries where the gospel is not welcome, for example much of the Islamic world. The product has the contents encrypted, and the startup process requires a password to see the content, making the product’s purpose not obvious, as there are no files kept to what it does.
For the persecuted church
Designed for discrete operation, you could carry bibles and ministry tools through an airport/border crossing into a nation where evangelism is not welcome
A gift for a friend in your neighbourhood or someone in you met on the internet who is taking an interest in Christianity who comes from a different religious background
Disciple new Christians who live in places where bible distribution is not common
Something for Christians from other countries working (there are many people from Philippines or Thailand working as nurses and care workers) in Gulf Arab countries where it might be not be easy to bring a bible into the country
To reconcile Jews and Arabs through the message of Jesus, we also hope it helps Sunni and Shiite Muslim Arabs as well as Turks, Persians and Kurds in a region of the world where relations have been difficult.
For the illiterate or blind. Bibles available as MP3 audio format. Listen on the stick using included player, or copy to your phone or burn a disc.
Christians who have a curiosity in technology and how the scriptures can be distributed in a way for hostile places
Not all content is reliant on live internet connection, this makes it ideal for communities where broadband adoption, wireless hotspots and 3G/4G is costly or not common
Low cost for small ministry budgets and to be cheap enough for casual purchase by the ordinary Christian public
Interesting article here:-
Mohabat is run by Iranian believers
In Iran, more and more people are disenchanted with Islam, and many are coming to Christ, but still dangerous to evangelize or run a meeting.
The xbible project aims to work towards peace for Jewish, Arab, Persian, Turkish and Kurdish – all of the middle east through faith in the Jewish Messiah Jesus.
For Jewish people who know Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah, they keep Jewish practices in observing Shabbat and holidays. So it was natural we wanted to provide an easy way to look up Jewish holidays and Hebrew dates. We may try and add candle lighting times for Shabbat at some point soon.
This feature on the xbible USB flash drive can be viewed on a browser and just requires a live connection to the internet. Or, you can just scroll through different months here.
In the past, Jewish people have had to rely on web sites like Chabad.org, but many of the Chabad movement mistakenly follow a Rabbi in New York City as their Messiah, therefore we have provided this easy way to look up important dates here.
In recent times, some Christians have found they have undiscovered Jewish background and are keep to learn out to keep the holidays, some Christians who are purely gentile are just curious about the Hebrew roots of Christianity.
Thanks to Google and HebCal which provides this.
Interesting web site here on smuggling bibles.
For those of us who normally live in the west, we take it for granted we have free speech and we can openly express dissatisfaction of our governments without fear of someone taking us away and locking us up.
In countries like the Islamic world, China and North Korea, believers in Jesus can’t carry bibles around, nor purchase or obtain them in any way.
Worth a read.
We hope we can can get the xBible project running, to provide some help to some those brothers and sisters who have found Jesus or who are curious, and provide them a low cost way to get into the word if they have access to a computer.