ICC Note: With constant prayer Christians have been able to smuggle bibles and other literature into a closed North African country since 2003. In one story a British volunteer miraculously made it through airport security with more than 30 bibles on hand. Christians have been able to leave literature in the back seat of their cars during checkpoints and get through. It seems as though their trust and constant prayer has blinded the eyes of the guards looking for bibles.
05/11/2016 North Africa (Christian Today): Constant prayer has helped Christians to smuggle in Bibles and training materials for pastors in a North African country where believers face persecution.
According to persecution charity Open Doors, a 24/7 prayer meeting has been running constantly in the country, which cannot be identified for security reasons, since 2003. Local Christians believe they have seen miracles as a result of the constant stream of prayer.
UK volunteer Holly (name has been changed) recently took more than 30 Bibles and other Christian books into the country, where it is illegal to print Christian literature.
“There are church leaders who only have a few pages of scripture that they own,” she said. “The church is growing so rapidly and people are just coming to know Jesus so quickly, they need to get Bibles in as quickly as they can and as many as they can. And not just Bibles, but also training materials for pastors and church leaders.”
The materials would have been confiscated if found by officials, but airport security checked every single bag except Holly’s.
“Maybe God just did what he did with Brother Andrew and ‘blinded their eyes’ to it. It was amazing that we were the only ones who didn’t get searched,” she said.
If local people are found with the Bibles, they face at least two years in prison. But when Holly handed the Bibles over to Open Doors’ partners, they weren’t fazed.