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Church to use drones to drop Bibles on ISIS

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 08/06/16

From Christian Today:

A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State. The Livets Ord (Word of Life) church in Uppsala in the north of Sweden has said it will use drones flying at high altitude to release thousands of small, electronic Bibles into Iraq. “The Bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display. They require no electricity, but work on their own,” the church’s mission director Christian Åkerhielm told Swedish broadcaster SVT, according to the newspaper The Local. “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,” the Livets Ord said on its Swedish homepage. The church said that another organisation in the area would be carrying out the operation, but did not name the other group. “We start our project in a few weeks and hope to drop thousands of Bibles,” it said.

If the church sounds vaguely familiar, here’s why:

The church’s founders, Ulf and Birgitta Ekman, leftin 2014 to convert to Catholicism.

Read more.

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