Hi, Reader Friends and New Subscribers! Welcome to this page from my Author Reflections titled “Special Forces Christians vs Evil Regimes.”
From his New Jersey office, Miles Grady used a proxy server in Saudi Arabia to log into a government server in Iran. He uploaded a concise program into a shadow partition and typed in an execution code. Miles glanced at another laptop monitor that was analyzing Iran’s internet traffic. It showed that servers all over Tehran were suddenly beginning to crash.
Satisfied with the results, Miles logged into an obscure server in the western Iranian city of Tabriz. With a click of a button, he uploaded two gigabytes of Persian Bible software to the foreign address. Every byte was illegal for Iranian Christians to view, but Tehran would have a little trouble monitoring any downloads. Their servers wouldn’t be online for at least 48 hours. (Inspired by character and themes in Christian suspense novel, Dark Hearted, by D.I. Telbat.)
Okay, so not everyone knows how to crash religious monitoring servers under control of an evil regime. But we don’t have to crash servers to make a difference in Iran.
Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) does an amazing job getting Christian materials into closed countries, as do other Christian organizations like Vision Beyond Borders and Open Doors. These ministries have covert arms that reach out to citizens in closed countries like Iran, N. Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, and many other places.
Thinking of my fictional COIL teams from The COIL Series, are any of you “Special Forces Christians?” And if not, would you like to be? Get in touch with these organizations to see what kinds of unique, covert missions you can be involved in!
See you in the field!
COMING UP: Next time, we have “Standing Together: An Alleyway Intervention,” a combination short story and Writer’s Tablet page.