Every year, BTJ hosts a Hackers Conference, where rebellious Christian hackers from all around the world come together to find new ways to get the Gospel into closed nations.
It is from this group that inventions like the pill-sized hologram Bible, the 7 year no-charge e-reader, the secret audio Bible, Operation Black Trumpet hidden Bible, and Gospel Cloud secret Bible server devices were all invented and deployed to the field.
Now, BTJ is launching the research and development into a brand-new kind of Bible that Christians can listen to while hiding inside their mouth! This is a kind of Bible that has never been developed before, but theoretically, it is possible.
The Bible is currently banned in 52 nations, and in some nations, Christians can be executed if they are caught with one. It is the belief of the Chinese underground house church that God’s Word is absolutely essential for every believer, regardless of the laws that restrict it. Chinese Christians have been giving their lives for decades in an effort to get the Bible into the hands of believers in China.
No one knows this more than Mai Fu Ren, who spent most of his life being tortured in Chinese prisons and watched his family members die one by one while incarcerated, for doing nothing more than delivering the Bible to hungry believers.
Mai Fu Ren remembered those early days of being put into a Chinese prison for distributing Bibles illegally. “[The prison guards] checked my luggage. I brought a small Bible with me and I hid it,” he said of trying to smuggle a Bible in those days. “The other things did not matter, but I made sure to hide my Bible. At that time I was enthusiastic.”
The world has changed a lot since Mai Fu Ren’s early days in prison 40 years ago, but the need for Christians in closed countries to hide a Bible has not.
Imagine if Christians could hide a Bible in their mouth and listen to it at the same time, without anyone knowing – wouldn’t that be amazing?
Please continue to pray for BTJ as the team works on the research and development of this new Bible.