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In novels like Dark Liaison and Sea Scribe, I write about Bible smugglers and Special Forces Christians. The following is patched together from the emails that I recently read of a real-life, modern-day Bible smuggler. Put yourself in this servant’s shoes!
INT. A CHINESE CUSTOMS BUILDING – DAY
You move ahead in line, a 40-pound suitcase of Bibles at your side. You wonder if the customs officers have already identified you as an American Christian. You only got four hours of sleep last night, and you have six more illegal Bible deliveries to make in the next ten days.
You’re next in line to be questioned and screened, your luggage checked. Other Bible smugglers in your party are behind you and in other lines. They scheme, strategize, and whisper their concern. How will they pass through customs this time? Getting caught is expensive, even dangerous. Buying back that many Bibles can be daunting…
But you aren’t scheming or trying to hide behind other travelers. You’re praying. God knows the needs inside this country. He is not blind, but He can blind the eyes of—
The customs officers gather to one side to inspect an immigrant’s papers. You pick up your Bibles and walk past them. Your heart leaps for joy at God’s provision. It was God who let you walk past. You know it! You can’t wait to tell others!
Now, to meet your Christian underground contact…
There are ways you can be involved in similar missions. Check out these links: Open Doors, Vision Beyond Borders, and Bibles Unbound. There are other links listed on our site under “Ways to Get Involved!”
See you in the field!
COMING UP: Next week, we have the next in David Telbat’s Special Forces Christians Series.