One of the joys of being a missionary is being able to work with other organizations that also preach the gospel. One of the organizations we have had the privilege of working with is the Jordanian Bible Society. When we were in Jordan they were very helpful. The head of the society in Amman at that time was Jamal Hashweh. He has since left the society and works with a mission that works with refugees.
Jamal was very informative about what the Bible Society in Jordan does. Jordan is an Islamic country but anyone who comes to the Bible Society and asks for information on Christianity they can give it to them including a Bible. They told us many stories about people making inquiries and then coming to Jesus.
In Amman the Bible Society is housed in a beautiful building. We were given a tour and they have Christian books and children’s literature. We worked with a local church where Jamal and his family worshiped.
Before we had left on the trip, the team we went with had taken a collection to purchase Bibles. While we were there we went to different children’s Sunday School classes and gave children’s Bibles to any child that didn’t have one. They were so thrilled to get a copy of God’s Word.
We in this country are so blessed. We can go to any Christian Book Store and get any Bible we are looking for. But that is not all, we can go to the local Wal Mart or book store and get a Bible. I have even seen bibles in the book and magazine section of some grocery stores. When you are in a country where the Word of God is scarce you begin to understand how precious the Bible is.
Next time I will tell you about another congregation we ministered with in Amman, Jordan. Until that time be thankful for our freedom of religion.