Envoy House Publisher Launches Controversial Christian Initiative Into the Middle East
The new smart phone app in Arabic is the first of its kind to penetrate into restricted countries.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Using smart phone technology, Envoy House Publishers has just released “The Most Important Story,” an evangelistic app in Arabic designed to present the claims of Jesus to a surprisingly willing audience. After only a week and a half, over 1,200 downloads have occurred in the most restrictive Arabic speaking Muslim nation, as well as in 12 of the 22 other Arab League nations.
“We have found an enormous hunger to know about Jesus throughout the Middle East. Of course, many governments of these people don’t want them to have any exposure to Jesus or the Bible. But we believe they have a right to know and so we are dropping this Bible-based app into these cultures,” says David Hunt, President of Envoy House Publishers.
English, Spanish and now Arabic versions of the app have been released and are now in over 87 countries total and are making inroads into the volatile Middle East region.
Hunt has a long history of working inside countries that are hostile to the Bible. He grew up as the son of a missionary in Vietnam, living there throughout the entire war. As an adult he has worked covertly in Soviet Russia, Cuba, Vietnam and China.
Hunt has also brought the print version of the booklet on which the app is based into the Middle East. The booklet was a best seller at the Cairo Book Fair, outselling every Muslim book title two years in a row. Hunt is currently raising money to bring their illustrated Gospel of John to the Syrian refugees as well as into Iran, Turkey and Chechnya.
“The Most Important Story” booklet is a 32-page story which features animation style characters learning about Jesus. The app is an interactive version of the print booklet. To date over 91 million copies of the print booklet have been used around the world and is in 100 languages. US churches takes thousands of the booklets each year on “short term missions trips.” This summer, Envoy House Publishers has combined the print and digital versions into the “Go! Kit” for short term missions teams to maximize outreach.
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