God is at work! From new doors for ministry among Syrian refugees to a new version of the Bible that will make Scripture accessible to Urdu speakers in India, we rejoice in the many ways we see the Lord moving to make His glory known in least-reached communities! And, we’re infinitely grateful for the part that Christar workers are privileged to play in what He’s doing! Here are just three snapshots of His incredible work:
When Lindita arrived home after visiting Light of the World Church for the first time, her Muslim husband told her, “I don’t know what you did at that place today, but if you are going to continue to be this happy, you can go back there whenever you want!”
“I don’t know your name, but I know you are here,” Adelina* prayed. As a high school student in the 1990s in Albania, Adelina heard about God through the ministry of the Christian workers who entered her homeland when the 33-year Communist ban on religion was lifted. Although she didn’t read the Bible she was given, her interest was piqued and a seed was planted.
For ABC Health Foundation Director Nedzat*, the goal of providing quality health care with equity and compassion isn’t just a faceless goal. It’s personal! Five years ago this Albanian businessman’s mother was rushed to the hospital with a heart attack; however, the medicine she needed to halt the damage to her heart wasn’t readily available. Not only that, but not offering a bribe caused a diagnostic test normally given right away to be delayed for months! Nedzat has a vested interest is seeing Albanian health care reflect the integrity, hope and love of Christ.
II Timothy 3:16 tells us that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” But, what if the Bible wasn’t available in your language? Or what if it was, but it was written in letters that you couldn’t read?
Keiko* had been lonely and discontent as far back as she could remember. She was familiar with the story that she had nearly died at birth and, as a child, she would come home after a bad day at school and angrily say to her mother, “Why didn’t you let me die?”
Imagine that you’ve fled your home to protect your family. You’re living in an unfamiliar country, have no job and your children are hungry. But, your savings are dwindling and you know that they won’t last much longer.