(October 11, 2020) Jerry Wiles shares…
In 1967 in Kabul, Afghanistan, I was introduced to some new and different customs and cultural dynamics. Being stationed at an Air Force base in a neighbouring country, I had the opportunity of traveling to several surrounding countries in that part of the world.
During those years, I became somewhat aware of the geo-political issues in the region. In subsequent years I got connected with people doing business and mission work in the region.
The Lord was using those experiences and relationships to prepare me for something I could not have foreseen at the time.
God’s mission strategy
Most of the decade of the 1980s I worked with an international publishing and broadcasting ministry.
During the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, we were involved in some mission work in the same region. In partnership and collaboration with medical and relief organisations, we were able to distribute Bibles and gospel literature among the Mujahideen freedom fighters and in the refugee camps of Northwest Pakistan.
Over the course of those efforts we made some encouraging and amazing discoveries.
Surprised by the work of God
The USSR was assigning known Christian troops to duty in Afghanistan, which was the most undesirable place of service in their military complex at the time! (more…)