Published on October 17th, 2014
The following report is from members of a Bible smuggling team from another ministry who recently delivered Bibles to a country where Christians are persecuted.
“We each packed one 50-pound suitcase with Bibles. We also had our carry-on bags full of Bibles, and we used our personal bag for our clothes and other items.
“As we landed, everyone was on edge because we knew this was a one-shot opportunity. If we were caught at the airport it would be a wasted trip to the country.
“Also, we all had to stay together the entire time because we were told they wanted our visa approval form in a certain format, and we had only one copy. In other places we had been able to spread out our bags among the bags of other passengers. This time we would have to stay in a group.
“After we got our bags off the carousel, we went to the final customs checkpoint where we would have to put our bags through the scanner. It was nerve-racking, but our team knew that it wasn’t anything new for God to provide.
“No one was at the checkpoint! I don’t know if they were checking some other passenger’s bags, if they had gone home for the day, or fi they were processing a different flight. But any nervousness we felt turned to wonder and joy as we simply walked through with our bags of Bibles, and no one questioned us at all.
“God is always the same. He never changes and He is always there. There have been many miracles on our trip and many things than made us stop and say, ‘Wow, God, I can’t believe You just did that!’ It seems to be so easy to live in our own strength in America, but where persecution is strong, all you can do is rely on God’s strength.
“As we left the airport, our faces lit up with smiles of thanksgiving to God. It was great to meet our contact and see her face light up when she saw all the Bibles we brought her. Before we left we asked if we could pray for her. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip — when our team prayed God’s protection and blessing as she delivers God’s Word to people in her country.”
Source: Vision Beyond Borders. Used by permission. Edited from the original for length and clarity.