Curriculum Delivery By Mule

We are so easily inconvenienced, put out by schedule changes and demands on our time. But across the world there is a group of men and women whose inconvenience looks very different from ours. We have a partnership with a church in Kurdistan to translate sound Christian teaching into the Kurdish language. With little to no access to sound biblical doctrine, the Kurdistan church is partnering with World Impact and Frontier Partners International to translate four Church-Based Seminary texts on evangelism and discipleship into the Sorani language.

Our partners translate, print, and finally transport these books over the mountains using mules. Twelve thousand books have been delivered via mule trains into the hands of those who will use them to further the Gospel. There is no UPS truck rolling up to take them. These men have risked everything they have for the sake of those who have not heard the Gospel. They are convinced that this is worth it.

And it is.

Hearing this story, I am reminded of Jesus riding into Jerusalem days before He would be crucified, on the back of a donkey. The Gospel in flesh, riding among the people who so desperately needed Him. Today, the Gospel travels on the backs of mules, over the rugged mountains, bringing hope to many in a dark, closed country . . . to people who desperately need Him still.

This tenacity could be summed up in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.