Swedish Church Plans to Use Drones to Drop Bibles into ISIS-Controlled Territory
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Aug 08
A church in Sweden is using drones to distribute Bibles to those who live within ISIS-controlled territory.
The Christian Post reports that Word of Life Church in Uppsala, Sweden aims “to pass on the hope and love of the Christian gospel” through this project.
The initiative will begin in a couple weeks, and the church hopes to drop thousands of Bibles that will hopefully reach those who need the Good News.
The church summed up its mission, noting that the demand for Bibles in the Middle East has grown despite intense persecution from militant Islamists:
"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 church continued. “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 Bibles the church plans to drop into ISIS-controlled territory are reportedly digital and about the size of pill boxes. They also do not require electricity to work.
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Publication date: August 8, 2016