A Nepali Christian reads a Bible provided by VOM.
Our field worker in Nepal sent in this testimony last week:
My name is “Bandhu.” I am from very rural and remote part of Nepal. I gave my life to Christ six years ago. All seven in my family are believers. I am very poor farmer too.
Two months ago, I heard that some believers are giving the Bible for free. But it was not in our village. Our leader of church mentioned that if we can go to the place where the Bible will be distributed, we will get it. I know that it will take me and my son eight hours to walk. I called my son and said, “Let’s go to get the Bible.”
We walked eight hours and finally we arrived. The local pastors said, “All of you get in a line, we will bring the Bible to you.” When the distribution started, I was watching the pastor move thinking, “I will get the most valuable thing in my life.”
When I touched the first time the Bible which both has Old Testament and New Testament, I still remember that is it real. As distribution finished, I and my son sat together and checked our Bibles. We realized both are the same because we never knew that every Bible has the same words. I realized that our dream came true.
We have now our own Bibles at home. We read every day. We discuss every day at home. I can see the blessing that came to our family after we got the Bible. I just want to thank to VOM who made this possible for believers like us. We have started to pray that the VOM office will do more this type of ministry, not only in Nepal but all over the world.
Have you ever had the sense of wonder and joy that this man had for your Bible?
If you’ve supported VOM’s Bible distribution efforts in the past, YOU are part of the reason why this man and his family received Bibles. And if you haven’t yet taken the time to provide Bibles for Christians in areas of persecution, you can do so right now at www.BiblesUnbound.com. And pull out your Bible again today, and take time to consider the wonder and privilege of having God’s Word in your hand to feed your mind.
Dory P. has worked with VOM for six years. She grew up in Ecuador, met her husband while working with another mission organization, and now lives in Oklahoma. Between Dory, her husband and their two-year-old son, they share five passports. Dory helps tell the stories of the persecuted through VOM's newsletter, and her husband serves with VOM's international department.