The Taliban will allow women to learn in classrooms, but not alongside men. They have also told most women to stay home from their jobs, at least for the time being. The Taliban wants to create a society in line with a strict interpretation of Islam.
Many Afghans are fleeing this harsh new reality in their country. World Missionary Press has translated the Gospel of John into Dari, the most widely spoken language in Afghanistan. Helen Williams says, “We have already two major outreaches, one asking for 25,000. They are sending them overseas. They have communities in Europe particularly, and in parts of the Middle East, where the Afghans will be resettled, or at least coming through.”
Local churches in these places and in the U.S. will distribute copies of John among refugees communities. Pray the story of Jesus will bring hope to many.
This is a new field for World Missionary Press, Williams says. “We didn’t even have anything in the Dari language until after 9/11. When all of a sudden we had opportunities, we were able to get the material printed.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray this Gospel of John translation will bring hope to many Afghan refugees.
- Ask God to change the hearts of many in Afghanistan, and break the power of the Taliban.