“Somchi” is an outcast in her village in Laos. Even family members have turned against her. And when villagers found a Bible in her home, they proclaimed, “We need to destroy it!” They believed the Bible was causing her mother’s illness.
“My villagers still hate me and mock me, like they mocked Jesus on the cross,” Somchi told Voice Of the Martyrs. “It is the world’s right to hate us or to love us. But for me, I will follow Jesus.”
In restricted nations around the world, Bibles are burned, shredded or confiscated every day. Those opposed to the gospel can destroy Bibles, but they cannot destroy the faith of those like Somchi.
Your contribution to VOM’s Bibles to Captive Nations Fund will help ensure that we can continue delivering Bibles to those who have had theirs destroyed or confiscated or to believers who have never owned a Bible of their own.
We are often asked if delivering these Bibles puts the believers at greater risk. Yes, it does! However, we are meeting their requests for Bibles. They know and are willing to take the risks. They ask us to remember them in our prayers … and to please bring more Bibles.
Bibles are distributed in nations around the world that are opposed to the gospel. They are delivered in China and Laos. They are delivered in the Middle East and in Africa. In Colombia, they are dropped out of planes with small parachutes over Marxist guerrilla camps.