Abid’s Story

“I was supposed to be

With those shocking words, Abid* — a Middle Eastern man who was imprisoned and sentenced to be executed — begins his astonishing story.

Abid believed he had no hope of ever being released.

But one night in his cell, Abid discovered that a book had been slipped under the door. In it was a note instructing him to read a chapter, then slip the book back under the door the next morning. The book was More Than a Carpenter.

Over the next six months, the book would appear each day with a note on what chapter to read. Abid read the book several times during those six months.

He never knew who was bringing him the book, and to this day still doesn’t know. But in the process of reading More Than a Carpenter, he came to Christ. After his miraculous release from prison, Abid returned home and led his wife and four children to the Lord as well!



“I cannot forget More Than a
Carpenter, because it was the
bridge that took me to Jesus
Christ,” he says. “That was the
message I needed to understand
— God and His love for me.”

Help put More Than a Carpenter and other Josh resources
into the hands of truth seekers from the Middle East.


This summer, tens of thousands of people from closed countries will travel to European cities for work, vacation, shopping, medical treatment and more. Our evangelism teams will be reaching out to as many as possible with the truth of Jesus through our Gulf Partnership Outreach.

They’ve requested 78,200 copies of Christ-centered resources — including the amazing book that brought Abid to Christ, More Than a Carpenter, as well as Undaunted on DVD, The Deity of Christ and more than 3,300 SD cards loaded with Christ-centered media.

Would you partner with us in this massive evangelism effort to share the truth of Jesus with those who yearn to be set free?

Thank you for giving now to share Christ with as many people as possible.

Until the whole world hears,

*Name has been changed for security purposes.

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