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Some of you may have read a book called God's Smuggler, by Brother Andrew. The author tells how he smuggled Bibles into countries behind the Iron Curtain. The book was published in 1968 but Brother Andrew is still involved in helping persecuted Christians. He has formed an organization called Open Doors to help carry out his work. Their website is https://www.opendoorsusa.org/ .

 

There have been a lot of changes since the book was published. Then the greatest threat to Christian freedom was Communism; now it is Islam. Open Doors still provides Bibles for persecuted Christians but now it provides other kinds of help as well. I recommend this site for anyone who wants to help persecuted Christians or wants information about their needs in order to pray for them.

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