News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

islamic-state-flag-main_article_image.jpg
REX/Xinhua News Agency
World News

Drones to drop Bibles on Islamic State territory

by Antony Bushfield

A church in Sweden says it will use the remote controlled devices to distribute small electronic Bibles.

"The bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display. They require no electricity, but work on their own," said Livets Ord Church mission director Christian Åkerhielm in an interview with SVT.

He added: "Our ambition is to pass on the hope and love of the Christian gospel to a population living in closed areas where they are being denied human rights."

Many of Iraq's Christians have now fled the country after Islamic State terrorists took over large parts of land.

The militants ordered believers to leave, pay a tax or be killed.

Livets Ord Church said in a statement: "The contacts, congregations and organisations we work with testifies unanimously on a huge spiritual awakening in the Middle East, where millions of people turn to the Christian faith and the need and demand for Bibles is gigantic.

"It is this need, we want to help meet this demand through the effort.

"To disseminate Bibles and therefore knowledge of the Christian faith, is something the Christian church has done since the invention of printing - in recent years also closed or inaccessible areas of the Soviet Union, China and North Korea.

"This is not something new, with the exception of the practical approach. The project is done in consultation and collaboration with local partners in the area, with great knowledge of the conditions and terms.

"It occurs in parallel with humanitarian efforts, medical team in refugee camps and distributing food and clothing to the needy."

The operation is expected to start in a few weeks but the exact logistics have not been revealed because of security fears.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

Connect

Donate

Donate