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TWR Canada partnered with Gideons International in Canada to distribute Scripture in Guinea, West Africa
TWR Canada partnered with Gideons International in Canada to distribute 2,400 Bibles in French, Pular, and Soussou. Our on-the-ground partners in Conakry, Guinea intentionally sought government officials, law enforcement, and military personnel to receive the Bibles in hopes of offering an alternative to corruption. Bibles were handed out on the street to police officers, teachers, students and new converts from Islam. This distribution was to have taken place in 2014 but was delayed due to the Ebola outbreak.
A Priceless Gift
A young man (pictured below), recently converted to Christianity, was tied up and nearly murdered by his own parents. A man no one had seen before 'of extraordinary strength' appeared and fought for the young man’s release. The young man fled and took refuge in a Christian home, but never met his rescuer. We met that young man a week later when he came to our team asking for a Bible. He showed the team the marks he still bore from his near-death experience. When he received the Bible, his eyes filled with joyful tears. He sat down and began to read it immediately.
Please Pray For Me In the Guinean capital, police direct traffic. At a major intersection, our team approached the police officers on duty and they accepted the Bibles we offered with great joy. The team turned to go, but a police officer (pictured below) stopped them. “Please pray for me,” he said. “I want to give my life to Jesus.” In front of all those cars and the other officers, he closed his eyes in prayer and received Jesus into his life.