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Under pressure and needing Bibles

Last updated: 14 August 2017

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The Church in Algeria is facing pressure like never before. But more and more people are asking for Bibles. Will you stand with them today?

Ali Khidri works for Bible Society in Algeria. He is facing challenges like he’s never encountered before. And he asked us to pass on a message.

Amidst intense pressure, the Algeria Church continues to grow. People want to know about Jesus. And Bible Society is the only place in the country people can get a Bible.

So Ali is asking: Will you stand with him to keep making the Bible available in Algeria?

There's an urgent demand for Bibles. You can help meet it. Your £25 could provide 14 New Testaments in Algeria and other places where ministry is so risky we can’t tell you anything about it.

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‘Afflicted in every way’

Ali Khidri with Bibles for believers in Algeria.

Churches are being threatened with closure. Ali has been interrogated by police. A new Bible distribution centre in a church was torched in an arson attack.

Yet remarkably, the Algerian Church is still growing. In the last 30 years, the number of Christians has grown from 2,000 to somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000. Because of the persecution faced by Christians, many live in secret so the exact number is hard to quantify.

‘We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed. Perplexed, but not driven to despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken. Struck down, but not destroyed.’ 2 Corinthians 4.8-9 (ESV)

Ali said, ‘Now, more than ever, people are searching for the truth.’ He plans to scale up Bible distribution. He has an amazing energy for mission. ‘I am an optimist. Bible distribution goes hand in hand with Church growth, and each new convert becomes a witness,’ he told us.

Ali cannot do this alone.

About 20,000 Bible booklets were printed a few months ago, but stocks are already out. There is an urgent need for more Scriptures in Algeria today. Can you give £25 today put the Bible into the hands of a believer?

Your gift will show that we are standing with Ali and are with him in this ministry. You’ll help meet the demand for Bibles in Algeria and across North Africa and the Middle East.

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