Yesterday I was given top secret information from The Voice of the Martyrs that I was told I can now share with you all. So today I wanted to do just that. Did you know that The Voice of the Martyrs recently hosted a bunch of teens who went on a missions trip to Vietnam? Me neither, but when I found out I was very excited to learn that they blogged about their trip and also took video of it.
If you want to see for yourself the blog that these awesome kids did, click here . The name of their blog is Reality blog, and I like that for a few reasons. The first reason is that reality is only found in Christ Jesus, and the second is that when teens are writing about their experiences, it can be nothing but real.
Here's one entry that was from the end of their trip. I think this rocks!
Bryant on 06/25/2006 8:35 PM
Yesterday we did one of our last activities. We loaded up a bunch of bibles writen in a tribal language into six backpacks. We had to then drive through the city on two of those little motor bikes with sixty pound bags on our backs which was a little scary. We dropped them of at the zoo covertley, to some people we had arranged to meet us there. Sorry about the lack of detail but im in a hurry, somebody else will explain it a little better. Well im almost leaving now so see you soon.
Can you imagine how exciting that must have been? Wow...especially in light of what The Voice of the Martyrs is doing with Bibles Unbound. A covert operation to hand out God's word...I love it!
Then there is this entry from Taani who discusses a registered church service versus a nonregistered one. Very cool...
by taani on 06/24/2006 10:52 PM
This morning we went to a registered church service. It was great to see the contrast between this church and the unregistered, underground churches. The pastor is very restricted in what he can say, so did not speak about Jesus being the Saviour, forgiveness of sins, eternal life or anything like that. The service did not seem nearly as passionate or the people as excited as the service we went to up in the central highlands - it was very subdued. The service was in vietnamese, but the pastor's son translated for us so we would understand. We were able to perform two songs, and after the service was over, we presented the pastor with a Study bible, which he really appreciated.
We also were able to give him the US$500 he desperately needed but could not afford for a kidney operation he has been waiting on for two years. He did not have the words to express how thankful he was for that gift. It was great to see how big an impact it had on him.
This afternoon we are organising the couriers to transport all the bibles we brought, and some of us are going to an unregistered church service, although this one is all in english.
See you all soon.
Love Taani xoxo
Now I don't know about you all, but how can that not touch your heart. I'm in tears even as I write this because I have a friend who has problems with his kidneys and know how hard it has been for him. I will do my best to update you more on what these awesome missionaries to Vietnam have shared on their blog, but in the meantime you can go and visit and see things for yourself. You will be blessed.