Text Message Fellowship
“At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria….Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:1,4).
War and persecution have driven many people from Afghanistan. “Thousands of Afghans now live all over the world,” said a recent report from a VOM contact. As a result, Afghans now help Christians in eight countries produce radio programs to reach other Afghans with the good news of Jesus. (Almost all the people in Afghanistan are Muslims.)
Some Afghan listeners are coming to Christ after listening to the programs. But since so few Afghans are Christians, the new believers often don’t have fellowship with other Christians. “To address this need, we send Bible verses by text messages to listeners,” said the VOM contact. “These texts become their ‘daily bread’. Some tell us they share them with their friends.”
To Think About: What would it be like if none of your friends or neighbors were Christians? What if none of them knew about Christmas, the Bible, or Christian songs? What if you also did not have a church to attend? That is the situation for some Afghan Christians. Pray that God will encourage them in their faith.