The Gospel Unchained: Part 2
In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here.
12/24/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On Monday, you read how almost a million Christians across Southeast Asia have little access to the Bible. One pastor reached out to International Christian Concern (ICC) after thousands of people across four churches in Laos were coming to Christ, but did not have a Bible to sustain them.
COVID-19 restrictions in the country made the delivery even more dangerous and delayed shipments. However, COVID-19 is not the only difficulty our team faced. ICC’s ministry worked diligently to deliver Bibles, MP3 players, and the JESUS Film to Lao Christians in January 2020 when police arrested and revoked the visas of several members of a 17-person team.
One team member said that despite the long hours of questioning by police, it was worth it. “I thought of the amazing opportunity and responsibility we have to share the Gospel.”
Recently, despite a rise in persecution in Laos due to China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia, ICC was able to deliver 24,000 Bibles to Lao Christians by truck. 6,000 Bibles were equally split between northern and southern Lao missionaries.
In 2 Timothy 2:9, Paul is speaking to Timothy while Paul is in prison for preaching the Gospel. He tells Timothy, “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.”
Discover the incredible impact in The Gospel Unchained: Part 3 on Sunday.