The Gulf Bible Society Reaches the Pakistani Christians

Hrayr Jebejian, who is the excutive director of Bible Society for the Gulf Region has sent us the following review about the Pakistani Christians in the Gulf:

"Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. The Pakistani community is one of the many migrant
communities in the Gulf. Small Urdu speaking churches and congregations are scattered around the Gulf countries, including Kuwait.
On Thursday, August 23, 2007 the Urdu speaking churches in Kuwait. together celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence Day. The guest of honor at this special occasion was Pakistan’s ambassador in Kuwait.
The Bible Society in the Gulf - Kuwait office - participated in this special event. A special exhibition was organized to display Urdu and other language Bibles and Scriptures. Yousef Sabri, from the Bible Society Kuwait office, had the opportunity to address the audience and talk about the use and the importance of the Bible in developing various aspects of community life. The majority of Pakistanis in Kuwait are migrant workers with a high rate of illiteracy. Yousef Sabri focused on the availability of non print Scriptures through products such as the Mega Voice Ambassador which are produced and made available by the Bible Society.
The Mega voice Ambassador is a 3x4 inch digital device that carries the audio files of the Bible text. These user friendly devices are small, robust and easy to maintain. They are designed for the harsh climactic conditions of the desert and are solar powered. They are ideal to present God’s Word to illiterate communities. As large numbers of migrant workers in the Gulf are illiterate, the Bible Society in the Gulf uses every opportunity to introduce and distribute this product in the region through the various church communities."