Witch doctor turns to Christ — “I saw them burn up”

Pakistan (MNN) — When Unknown Nations gospel workers entered a slum in Pakistan, a prominent witch doctor thought he was ready for them.

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Birth of a Church Inside IDP Camp

Greetings from Myanmar. I hope you are doing well by the grace of God. Though we are passing through the most difficult time in our nation, because of the political and economic situation, our faithful God is at work among our people through His Word! We are just instruments for His Kingdom and righteousness.

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Pakistan’s 2024 general election came in the wake of violence

Pakistan (MNN) — Pakistan’s general election reaches its climax today as people go to the polls for national as well as provincial leaders amid recent tensions. On Wednesday a pair of explosions near the offices of two election candidates in Baluchistan killed more than two dozen people and wounded dozens more.

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Testimonies From A Closed Country

We received these testimonies from inside a closed country in Asia. God recently opened doors for our indigenous leaders to begin working in this area, and we’ve been so encouraged by the fruit coming from their ministry. They’ve asked us to refrain from mentioning this country’s name in any written communication. Preaching openly about Jesus is grounds for harsh punishment.

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Little outcry for Christmas massacre in central Nigeria

Nigeria (MNN) — As Christians around the world prepared to celebrate Christmas, the day turned into a nightmare for over 32 Christian villages in central Nigeria.

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Stories of Impact

From Impossible Places

Birth of a Church Inside IDP Camp

Birth of a Church Inside IDP Camp

March 1, 2024 1:46 PM
March 1, 2024 1:46 PM

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Greetings from Myanmar. I hope you are doing well by the grace of God. Though we are passing through the most difficult time in our nation, because of the political and economic situation, our faithful God is at work among our people through His Word! We are just instruments for His Kingdom and righteousness.

Greetings from Myanmar. I hope you are doing well by the grace of God. Though we are passing through the most difficult time in our nation, because of the political and economic situation, our faithful God is at work among our people through His Word! We are just instruments for His Kingdom and righteousness.

I would like to share a testimony with you about the birth of a church inside of an IDP (Internally Displaced People) camp by listening to the Treasure audio Bibles. Because of the partial civil war in our country, many people have fled to our region as their houses and villages were totally destroyed. They live on a farm not far from our training center, so we’ve had the privilege of making friends with them and supporting them as much as we can.

During a Christmas outreach two years ago, we gave Treasures to some of their key elders and they began listening together in groups. By listening to the Treasures repeatedly and receiving follow up through our leaders, some of them have begun to believe in Jesus and confess their sins. As of today, we have baptized 47 of them at the center. All of these new believers have a Buddhist background and they have decided to accept Jesus as their Savior and only follow Him all the rest of their lives!

Now one of our leaders pastors this new church and I visit there often. It is still growing by the grace of God and many of these IDPs are still tasting and inquiring more about Jesus. Many listen to the Treasure daily. Hallelujah! These IDPs shared with us that at one time they thought they were the unluckiest people when they had to flee from their villages. Now they feel they are the luckiest people, because they have found eternal life in Jesus by listening to the Treasure, in spite of losing their homes and properties!

Thank you for sending us Treasures and for supporting us in these outreaches and follow up. We are in the harvest! Let’s reap more together.

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Testimonies From A Closed Country

Testimonies From A Closed Country

February 1, 2024 1:37 PM
February 1, 2024 1:37 PM

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We received these testimonies from inside a closed country in Asia. God recently opened doors for our indigenous leaders to begin working in this area, and we’ve been so encouraged by the fruit coming from their ministry. They’ve asked us to refrain from mentioning this country’s name in any written communication. Preaching openly about Jesus is grounds for harsh punishment.

We received these testimonies from inside a closed country in Asia. God recently opened doors for our indigenous leaders to begin working in this area, and we’ve been so encouraged by the fruit coming from their ministry. They’ve asked us to refrain from mentioning this country’s name in any written communication. Preaching openly about Jesus is grounds for harsh punishment.

The first testimony involves a young man who had heart disease. He had spent all of his money on doctors and medicine. One day, this young man heard his neighbor playing his Treasure audio Bible and was attracted by the words coming from the device. He went near to listen, and while he stood there for 10 minutes a peace came over his mind.

As he was listening, he learned that “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Then he started thinking, I’m dying from heart disease... and there’s a gift of eternal life. So why should I not get behind Jesus Christ? This young man fully gave his life to Jesus. He has also been completely healed from the heart disease. Praise the Lord!

The second testimony came from the man pictured above. He shared through a translator, “When I was unknown to Jesus, my life and my full family’s life was in very bad condition. No way to live, no food, no clothes, and life was fully in sin. When the pastor introduced us to Jesus, he gave us one yellow device. I and my family listened and realized that Jesus is the only way to eternal life and the Prince of Peace. We all family members dedicated ourselves in the hand of Jesus and start following Jesus.”

Please pray for these new believers as they are still very young in the Lord. Pray that the Holy Spirit would keep them safe and strengthen them day by day. Please also lift up our indigenous leaders who are risking their lives to share the gospel in this closed country. Ask God for supernatural boldness and protection as they walk forward in their ministry.

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Overflowing Attendance Inside Refugee Camp

Overflowing Attendance Inside Refugee Camp

January 1, 2024 10:31 AM
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Inside the Rohingya refugee camp, our indigenous leader hand selected several Rohingya believers to distribute Treasure audio Bibles among their people. Fazal (name changed for protection), is one of those indigenous missionaries. He came to know Christ and was baptized in 2018, shortly after fleeing Myanmar with his family.

Inside the Rohingya refugee camp, our indigenous leader hand selected several Rohingya believers to distribute Treasure audio Bibles among their people. Fazal (name changed for protection), is one of those indigenous missionaries. He came to know Christ and was baptized in 2018, shortly after fleeing Myanmar with his family.

Fazal has been working with our team for the past year and a half. He is a faithful follower of Christ, risking his life to share the gospel. Our leader shared, “It is hard for them to do this job. Very risky. But they go around every day distributing Treasures. They get their bag, put Treasures in, and go from camp to camp praying for open doors.”

Fazal hosts a weekly get together for his home church. The numbers of this group were steadily growing until a recent political uprising surrounding the upcoming election when the attendance sharply dropped. Our leader has regular check-ins with Fazal and they prayed together over the group and for the attendance to grow.

The following week, Fazal was gathered with the other believers during their regular meeting time when a group showed up. Due to the fierce persecution that many Christians face from Muslims inside of the camp, Fazal and the others thought they were under attack. Before they were able to run away, the group showed them their Treasures that they had previously received. The newcomers told them that they wanted to learn more about the gospel and asked if they could join! 

It was a beautiful answer to prayer! What started as a home church with dwindling numbers became a room overflowing with participants hungry to hear the Good News. For the past month, this group has continued to fill the meeting space.

Join us in prayer for the Rohingya refugees. Pray for good health, amidst the challenging living conditions in the camp. Additionally, please lift up Fazal and his home church, praying for their safety, the continual opening of doors, and an enduring boldness to share their faith.

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God Makes Himself Known to T & S

God Makes Himself Known to T & S

December 1, 2023 10:24 AM
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T and S are neighbors. After the Taliban seized control, the situation in their village rapidly worsened. Six months ago, T’s husband went to a bigger city to find work and never returned home. Her neighbor, S, is a widow. As women living under the Taliban’s control, they are not allowed to work or leave their homes. If they do, they could face severe punishment. 

T and S are neighbors. After the Taliban seized control, the situation in their village rapidly worsened. Six months ago, T’s husband went to a bigger city to find work and never returned home. Her neighbor, S, is a widow. As women living under the Taliban’s control, they are not allowed to work or leave their homes. If they do, they could face severe punishment. 

At one point, these women went three days without any food. They lost all hope and decided to take their own lives and the lives of their children. At the same time, a member from our indigenous leader’s team had a dream. In this dream, God spoke to him and told him to go to a village that was over 100 miles away. He also gave him the names of two woman in that village who needed food because they intended to end their lives. Then God said, “Tell them I love them and I have bigger plans for them.”

This team member faithfully responded to the directions God gave him and went to the village with bags of food. With the help of some locals, he reached T’s house and knocked on her door. When she answered, the team member said, “Here is a food packet for you and I have one more for a woman named S.”

After they had received their food, the team member shared with T and S who had sent him. They both answered, “We don’t know who this Jesus is, we’ve never heard about Him.” And in this beautiful moment, doors opened for these women to hear the gospel message and about a God who loves them. Both T and S repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus. They were also given audio Bibles in their heart language to continue learning and growing in the Lord.

While we can’t share the full details of this story due to security reasons, we can’t help but be humbled by the amazing ways God is moving to make His name known. T and S’s story has only begun, please join us in praying for these brand new believers! Pray that as they listen to God’s Word, He will reveal Himself more fully and strengthen their faith as they discover the big plans that God has for their lives.

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Baptism Miracle

Baptism Miracle

October 26, 2023 4:41 PM
October 26, 2023 4:41 PM

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Many new believers are coming out of the Pashtun Nation, Pakistan’s largest people group and Afghanistan’s second largest. With well over 39 million Pashtun spanning across Southern and Central Asia, less than 0.01% have decided to follow Jesus. These new brothers and sisters in Christ are making waves and will drastically affect this statistic! 

Many new believers are coming out of the Pashtun Nation, Pakistan’s largest people group and Afghanistan’s second largest. With well over 39 million Pashtun spanning across Southern and Central Asia, less than 0.01% have decided to follow Jesus. These new brothers and sisters in Christ are making waves and will drastically affect this statistic! 

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We had chosen a small village with a tube well to baptize 151 new believers, several of whom were Pashtun. For three days, many small villages in Pakistan had no electricity. Some of the team members informed us that there was no electricity in this village, making the water pump useless and resulting in an empty tank. The electric company said that it would take at least five days for the electricity to be restored. We were asked to postpone our visit, but we simply could not due to previous commitments. After much discussion, we decided to step out in faith and lean on Jesus completely. We kept everything as is and said, “Jesus will provide us with water for the baptisms!” 

When we arrived at this village, it was beautiful, special and powerful. Our team and the new believers gathered around the tube well and began praising and worshiping. Everyone was looking at the empty well and no one had any idea of how we could fill it with water. The Holy Spirit placed on our hearts, “Bend on your knees and pray for electricity to be restored now in Jesus’ name!” 

We responded to His voice and everyone, including the new believers, bent on our knees and prayed for electricity to be restored in Jesus’ name, but nothing happened. We prayed again and nothing happened. We prayed for the third time, but this time we prayed for electricity to be restored NOW in Jesus’ name! Guess what happened next? Electricity was restored and the tube well began working immediately. Everyone was rejoicing and thanking God for this beautiful miracle! 

Without wasting a moment, we began our water baptisms. It was unbelievable to witness the power of our living God, He touched everyone and gave them new lives.

Brother F, who had severe chest pain, received miraculous healing when he came out of the water. Sister A, who had sores on her body, received healing when she came out of the water! The Spirit was moving massively and we witnessed many more miracles. 

After we completed our water baptisms, the electricity went off again! We believe that heaven is rejoicing and celebrating right now as more souls are added to the Kingdom of God! Each of these newly baptized believers are excited to grow in the Lord and many will be trained in our newly built discipleship training center. They are eager to take the gospel to those who do not yet know Jesus, even at the risk of their own lives. 

"Unstoppable revival is breaking out in Pakistan! Jesus is changing this Islamic land into a land of believers. We gave 151 water baptisms to new believers including extremists, brothel heads, slum mafia chiefs, and drug sellers! Truth is breaking the shackles of darkness and setting many free from the bondage of Satan."

- Unknown Nations Director of Ministry Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Holy Spirit Boldness Follow Up

Holy Spirit Boldness Follow Up

October 26, 2023 3:50 PM
October 26, 2023 3:50 PM

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While our U.S. team was in India, we visited underground communities of believers from the state of Bihar, India. Bihar, considered “The graveyard of missions”, has the largest concentration of unreached people groups in the world.

While our U.S. team was in India, we visited underground communities of believers from the state of Bihar, India. Bihar, considered “The graveyard of missions”, has the largest concentration of unreached people groups in the world. 

We had the privilege of meeting a woman from one of these people groups, a world changer named Rinku. Rinku is from the Bhuiya People, a nation consisting of 1,768,000 individuals who are viewed as “untouchables” and “rat eaters”, looked down upon by most of Indian society and considered to be at the very bottom of the caste hierarchy. Hinduism has dominated their culture, leaving a mere sixteenth of a percent of all Bhuiya that serve Jesus. 

A short time ago, Rinku had a powerful experience and came to know Jesus through listening to the Treasure. In less than a year’s time, she has led thirty men and seventy women to Jesus! Not only this, but she has been discipling them, answering their questions and teaching them to walk in His ways. 

Rinku is an inspiring model of dedicating everything she is and everything she has to sharing the gospel. She has physical limitations caused by polio and lives a very humble lifestyle. The only way that she can walk is by picking up each foot with her hand and placing it in front of the other. 

When one of our leaders knelt in front of her and asked, “If I could pray for anything for you, what would it be?” Without hesitation, she asked for more Holy Spirit boldness to share the gospel with others! After praying with our team, Rinku said that she would like to donate a piece of property that she had just inherited to build a church for her community. Even though she is handicapped and lives in poverty, her greatest desire? Jesus. 

All this faithful Treasure distributor asked for was more Holy Spirit power to share the gospel with her people.

Rinku has a motorized tricycle! Following our team’s trip, we were inspired to further mobilize this dedicated leader’s outreach ministry. She is now able to travel longer distances to distribute Treasures and share the gospel message!

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Salvation from Witchcraft

Salvation from Witchcraft

October 26, 2023 2:01 PM
October 26, 2023 2:01 PM

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The Burmese Nation is the largest people group in Myanmar, over thirty-one million individuals. Buddhism overshadows the Burmese society so strongly that only one third of one percent of this people group are estimated to be following Jesus. Anyone who decides to follow Him is doing so at the risk of their very own life. 

The Burmese Nation is the largest people group in Myanmar, over thirty-one million individuals. Buddhism overshadows the Burmese society so strongly that only one third of one percent of this people group are estimated to be following Jesus. Anyone who decides to follow Him is doing so at the risk of their very own life. 

Even amidst the crisis of the ongoing coup in Myanmar, our leaders are continuing to diligently follow up with those who received Treasures during the 2022 Christmas outreach. During the outreach, the gospel was clearly shared and Treasures were strategically gifted to those who expressed an interest in knowing more. For many, it was their very first time hearing about Jesus. 

After eagerly listening to their audio Bibles for over six months, some not missing a single day, these dear Burmese individuals had a strong desire to know more about Jesus, and had many questions! As a part of the follow up, our team shared with them for two days, explaining everything in detail from creation to salvation. 

Among these first time hearers is U Hla, who decided to only follow Jesus after listening to the Treasure and meeting with the same culture missionaries who were following up with him so closely. Before becoming a believer, U Hla identified as a witch and had a strong influence in the community. When he made the decision to change the course of his life, his wife and son soon followed. 

Our leader shared, “We baptized the whole family. He shared his testimony of receiving Jesus by listening to the Treasure with tears of joy. In accordance with his proposal, we removed all materials of witchery and various idols of his former religions from his home. Now, he puts his Treasure in that same place! They continue to listen to it by inviting some of their neighbors to join.”

"The Lord is doing great things among our people by the Treasures, beyond our imagination, even though we confront the worst situation ever in our nation."

- Director of Ministry Southeast Asia

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Rock Chapel

Rock Chapel

October 26, 2023 1:06 PM
October 26, 2023 1:06 PM

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The Afar Nation, spanning across NE Ethiopia, is made up of 2,155,000 men, women, and children - over ninety-nine percent adhering strictly to the Islamic religion. Although a very beautiful people, they are known to be exceptionally resistant to the gospel. Mission initiatives through the decades have proven to be difficult, but God is stirring young hearts and preparing laborers for the harvest field. We believe that now is the time!

The Afar Nation, spanning across NE Ethiopia, is made up of 2,155,000 men, women, and children - over ninety-nine percent adhering strictly to the Islamic religion. Although a very beautiful people, they are known to be exceptionally resistant to the gospel. Mission initiatives through the decades have proven to be difficult, but God is stirring young hearts and preparing laborers for the harvest field. We believe that now is the time! 

While in the capital of the Afar region, our CEO shared of some exciting happenings just off campus at a popular university. Students from all over Ethiopia travel to study here, some of them followers of Jesus. These Christian students have been forbidden by the leadership to have any sort of a spiritual presence on the property: no gathering together, no prayer, no reading of Scripture. Instead, they were pointed to a desolate area hundreds of feet away covered with rocks. If they wanted to continue these practices, this was the designated space. 

The students have since strategically re-arranged the heavy rocks for seating and even created a pulpit of sorts. Each rock that you see represents one or more students who spend hours in this place. With no shade from the hot, 115 degree sun, these young people have been faithfully gathering at 2pm each day to pray and seek the face of God! They are praying for their precious country, and especially, for the lost Afar around them. This special place has been dubbed “Rock Chapel”. 

In this region, the very heart of the Afar territory, there is not a single evangelical church to be found. In its place are countless mosques stretching across the desert. This is about to change. 

We just heard word that several of these believing students have decided to fully dedicate their lives to reaching the Afar Nation. They came to this university as students, but they will be leaving as missionaries to those they have been fervently interceding for! These young people are eager to be raised up and will be trained in the ministry.

"Untold millions are still untold... We shall cooperate. We shall merge our strengths. We shall collaborate and work as one man to achieve heavenly vision."

- Indigenous Leader in Ethiopia

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Philippines Ministry Update

Philippines Ministry Update

October 1, 2023 12:03 PM
October 1, 2023 12:03 PM

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Audio Bibles and micro SD cards are powerful tools for crisis intervention. Through relationships with our indigenous network on the field, we are able to custom load micro SD cards with whatever content would be especially helpful for ministry. While the Bible and biblical stories are always key, at times we’ve been able to include valuable messaging on healing, sanitation, and even Christian music depending on what’s available in the local language.

“God is doing mighty things through the Treasure Bibles. Churches have been started through the Treasure Bibles. God has blessed our partnership in the Gospel that many communities are beginning to hear the Gospel for the very first time.”

—Philippines Indigenous Leader

Audio Bibles and micro SD cards are powerful tools for crisis intervention. Through relationships with our indigenous network on the field, we are able to custom load micro SD cards with whatever content would be especially helpful for ministry. While the Bible and biblical stories are always key, at times we’ve been able to include valuable messaging on healing, sanitation, and even Christian music depending on what’s available in the local language.

Our team in the Philippines recently ministered among a community with high suicide rates. They distributed specially loaded micro SD cards along with audio Bibles. The team said that God’s presence was felt strongly in that place when they shared the Word of God with the people.

The people in the village were breaking down, weeping with conviction and a new found hope. They want the team to come back and share more. Because the audio Bible is making such an impact, our leaders have been reaching out and asking for us to send more.

This is a request we’re constantly receiving from the field. We can’t thank you enough for supporting our ministry and reaching the ends of the Earth with the gospel message. Please be praying for these communities as the love of Christ is breaking down walls and hearts are softened to the Good News.

Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

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Bangladesh Ministry Update

Bangladesh Ministry Update

July 1, 2023 1:15 PM
July 1, 2023 1:15 PM

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Your support is reaching the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh! Our team recently shared the story of S who explained how the Treasure changed her life.

Your support is reaching the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh! Our team recently shared the story of S who explained how the Treasure changed her life.

S has been living in the refugee camps for the last 5 years. It was difficult to leave her home in Myanmar. She said, “We were very happy and well in my country but at the end of 2017 the Burmese government and their monks started torturing the Muslims in our village. They were killing innocent people in the village, setting fires, and looting our belongings. They were burning village after village. People started leaving the country and we followed. On the way to Bangladesh we had a hard time without food and drinking water. I saw many people die on the way but me and my family made it to Bangladesh after a 5 day journey through the jungle, swamp and finally we crossed the Naf river to Bangladesh. Now I am a refugee living in another country to which we don’t belong.”

S shared that they were living a hopeless life in the refugee camp until someone handed her a device called the Treasure. She said, “As soon as I listened to the Treasure, I found peace in my mind and I called my neighbors and soon we formed a friendship listening group. Since then I myself and many others decided to follow Jesus in secret but many came to know that we are not following our traditional religion. Now we have two groups of people listening to the gospel and teaching each other.”

Thank you for helping us bring the hope of the Gospel! This is such a beautiful story of how a single Treasure has brought many to know Christ. S asked that we pray for their safety and protection inside the camp. Please join us in lifting up these secret believers!

Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Matthew 28:18 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”

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Ethiopia Ministry Update

Ethiopia Ministry Update

June 1, 2023 12:57 PM
June 1, 2023 12:57 PM

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Greetings from Ethiopia! Just last month we received an update from our Indigenous Leader following a Treasure distribution near the border of Kenya. This outreach happened among an Ethiopian people group that predominantly resides in the southern desert regions of the country. As semi-nomadic pastoralists, they often struggle with the adverse effects of drought, famine, and inter-tribal conflicts.

Greetings from Ethiopia! Just last month we received an update from our Indigenous Leader following a Treasure distribution near the border of Kenya. This outreach happened among an Ethiopian people group that predominantly resides in the southern desert regions of the country. As semi-nomadic pastoralists, they often struggle with the adverse effects of drought, famine, and inter-tribal conflicts.

Despite the challenges they face, these people cherish a strong sense of belonging within their community. This includes religion, as the vast majority of these people identify as Muslims. They also hold tightly to their traditional beliefs which include witchcraft and the worship of creation.

Our leader excitedly shared, “175 people gave their lives to Christ from Muslim areas and are ready to be baptized. We provided all community members and their family leaders with audio Bibles through our missionaries in this region. The heart touching recordings on the Treasure are full of life changing messages!

I hope today or tomorrow we will receive the recent audio Bibles you sent. Give glory to Jesus. May God bless you for sending all these Treasures to Ethiopia.”

Shortly after this update was shared, we received a second mission activity report with these beautiful water baptism photos. Because these new brothers and sisters are making a public declaration of their faith in this sensitive Islamic area, our leaders asked that we blur all faces for their protection.

Please join us in praying for these believers as they bring their new faith back into their communities. Pray for soft hearts and open doors as the gospel message continues to spread powerfully among the least reached of Ethiopia!

Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Matthew 28:18 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”

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India Ministry Update

India Ministry Update

May 1, 2023 1:33 PM
May 1, 2023 1:33 PM

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Here at Unknown Nations, we are laser focused on reaching places where the gospel has never been. Our team is working on the front lines and they are taking new ground for the Kingdom. With over 25 years of experience, we’ve learned that most individuals living in our area of focus are oral learners. This means that they are either illiterate or come from a storytelling culture, preferring to learn in a non-literate way.

 

We received a beautiful video from our partner showing a group of women circling around a Treasure with their arms stretched out over the audio Bible in passionate prayer. Here’s what our Indigenous Leader shared:

These women are praying and giving thanks that they have an audio Bible. They remember the day when they would take the Holy Bible in their hands and cry to the Lord because they wanted to read God’s Words. But today they received a Treasure and thanked God by prayer and song.

Here at Unknown Nations, we are laser focused on reaching places where the gospel has never been. Our team is working on the front lines and they are taking new ground for the Kingdom. With over 25 years of experience, we’ve learned that most individuals living in our area of focus are oral learners. This means that they are either illiterate or come from a storytelling culture, preferring to learn in a non-literate way.

Just this month, we’ve received countless testimonies from our indigenous leaders. They are witnessing the power of hearing God’s Word in one’s heart language and the opportunities this brings for exponential growth.

One testimony came from an elderly woman who was praying to God for many days for an audio Bible because she didn’t know how to read. She asked God, “How should I hear your Word every day?” Finally, her prayers were answered when she received a Treasure through our network. She shared, “The Word of God in this audio Bible refreshes me and gives me spiritual strength...I am so happy now!” Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

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Pakistan Ministry Update

Pakistan Ministry Update

April 1, 2023 1:57 PM
April 1, 2023 1:57 PM

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Greg Kelley, Unknown Nations CEO, recently returned home from a trip to Pakistan. We’ve heard incredible updates of how God is moving amid the heart breaking situations where our indigenous leaders are serving. They visited places of extreme persecution and darkness, without hope or access to the Good News - but God is on the move.

Greg Kelley, Unknown Nations CEO, recently returned home from a trip to Pakistan. We’ve heard incredible updates of how God is moving amid the heart breaking situations where our indigenous leaders are serving. They visited places of extreme persecution and darkness, without hope or access to the Good News - but God is on the move.

Slave labor has a deep stronghold in the country of Pakistan. Greg met one couple who was bought into slavery over a $300 loan which has now grown to over $3,000. But the main concern for these parents is the safety of their family. Living in these unthinkable conditions has left them helpless and tormented over their children’s future.

This couple (top right) has three daughters. Their oldest, who is only 14, has been taken by the owner of the kiln. It’s very common for young girls and women to be abused as sex slaves. The couple broke down and cried over the thought of their other daughters being taken as well.

Greg spoke with one of the managers who had given his life to Christ but was in the process of selling seven girls ages 13-16. They were virgins and considered very valuable. Now that he’d accepted Christ, the team explained that he couldn’t go through with the sale and ruin their lives. He said that if he didn’t move forward, someone else inevitably would. However, he agreed to stall and our leaders are following up.

In these moments of unfathomable desperation the Treasure is bringing hope. Light is piercing through the darkness and God is showing up in the middle of the mess to share a message of true freedom that can only be found in Christ. While the future is still uncertain, we know our God is faithful and can turn something the devil meant for evil into something good.

Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Matthew 28:18 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”

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Afghan Ministry Update

Afghan Ministry Update

March 1, 2023 2:18 PM
March 1, 2023 2:18 PM

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An underground team member in our indigenous missionary network was distributing audio Bibles in a dangerous location when two robbers stopped him on a motorbike. Both of these robbers had weapons which they pointed at the missionary and ordered him to hand over his phone, cash, and watch or they would shoot him.

An underground team member in our indigenous missionary network was distributing audio Bibles in a dangerous location when two robbers stopped him on a motorbike. Both of these robbers had weapons which they pointed at the missionary and ordered him to hand over his phone, cash, and watch or they would shoot him.

He handed over the requested items along with his bag that was holding the Treasure audio Bibles. When one of the robbers looked inside the bag they found the Treasures and accidentally hit the power button on one of the devices.

Surprisingly, the Treasure started playing loudly from 1 Corinthians chapter
6. The robber was trying to turn it off but the sound kept getting louder and louder. In their frustration they were going to toss the audio bible away when they heard 1 Corinthians 6:10 start playing, “Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”

The robber looked at the missionary and said, “What is the Kingdom of God? What does it mean that thieves can’t enter? Who is speaking from this audio device?”

The missionary answered their questions as the robbers continued to ask more about God and His kingdom. After two hours of conversation on the side of the road, both robbers received Jesus as their personal savior!

They took the missionary to their home where they prepared a feast for him and gathered more from their tribe so they could hear about Jesus and His kingdom too. What a miraculous testimony, nothing is impossible with God! Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Matthew 28:18 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”

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Chad Ministry Update

Chad Ministry Update

February 1, 2023 2:34 PM
February 1, 2023 2:34 PM

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Islamic extremists in Chad discovered one of our Treasure audio Bibles and have urgently alerted their Muslim community by circulating a strong video warning on WhatsApp (a popular global messaging app). Their message? “Start opposing this Christian thing!”

Islamic extremists in Chad discovered one of our Treasure audio Bibles and have urgently alerted their Muslim community by circulating a strong video warning on WhatsApp (a popular global messaging app). Their message? “Start opposing this Christian thing!”

The gospel has been spreading quickly and these extremists, Islamic missionaries in a way, are recognizing the threat that the Treasure brings.

One reason that Treasures are so effective is that they are made available to the people freely and in their own heart language. This is in stark contrast to the Islamic belief system, which is built upon the Quran being recited and read in the Arabic language alone. The Islamic leaders of this area are intimidated by the reality that the people now have access to the power of God’s Word in their very own language. In the video warning that’s being circulated (see screenshot on right), they noted that they’ve seen local men sitting together and listening to “this thing” underneath trees in the heat of the day.

Our indigenous leader shared, “[In their video message] they even threatened to identify all of those who have served their voice to record the Scripture on the Treasures, as well as those who are distributing them. Please pray for my network as they seek to distribute. Pray that God will preserve them. Pray that the message of salvation will do its ministry as a fire and a rain. Pray for God to provide, protect, and give wisdom to the Christian missionaries serving among the dark areas of Chad.”

Although this news is sobering, we feel strongly compelled to continue advancing into new territory! Thank you for standing with us. Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Your support is making an impact in spreading the good news to ALL Nations!

Matthew 28:18 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”

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