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Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. Ecclesiastes 11, 1
(Paul and Barnabas) strengthened the disciples and encouraged them to remain true in faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God." Acts 14, 22
Spread the Gospel with all means
How can the Bible penetrate into countries which are opposed to God? Some believers had an idea. They put Bible pages into plastic bags and threw them into the sea near to inaccessible coasts. So Albania was evangelized by the sea which separates it from the Greek islands.
The bags were hermetically closed and each of them contained a Gospel with some explications and straw to permit them to float. People were praying while throwing the bags into the water. Waves washed the bags to far away beaches. God permitted this method to bring fourth fruit!
An Albanian found a Gospel on the beach and read it. He got converted. While supervising the shore he got new bags and distributed them in his neighbourhood. One day he was discovered and was punished with nine years prison. When Albania recently opened for freedom, those people who had thrown the bags into the sea met him. They asked him: "Is it because of us that you are in prison? Do you have a feeling of resentment towards us?" He simply answered: "No, it was worth while doing".
After being in prison for nine years for Christ's sake this Albanian could attend a Christian meeting for the first time and he received a whole Bible. The Lord touched him through this one Gospel. He took him into his service and beared with him in his unfair suffering.
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