The following letter is from The Jesus Film Project.
Our mission: “Showing God’s Love to the World”
“For I proclaim the name of the Lord: Ascribe greatness to our God.” Deuteronomy 32:3
Salma (names changed for security) took a risk and went to a high-end hotel in her Middle Eastern nation. A very wealthy woman leader was attending a conference, with her “royal” entourage, family and servants.
Salma: “The gospel is for everyone, from the peasant to royalty. I felt that this leader also deserved to know what Jesus had done for her.” Salma placed DVDs of “Magdalena” in her bag and went to the hotel, approaching the security desk. “Lord, don’t let them see the DVDs. It’s illegal. They can have me arrested!”
“I was amazed. They looked at the x-ray, went through my bag and didn’t see the DVDs! The Lord blinded their eyes. I was able to approach this well-known leader. I began telling her how much God loved her, that He wanted her to know what He had done for her.”
She was moved by what she heard and said, “Thank you for telling me this. I want to know more.” She actually took Salma into a hallway. Two other leading women were there at a table. Salma began to them all about the love of Jesus and the gospel. One of the women began to cry. They all wanted a DVD!
Still with a sense of shock and joy, Salma went to the banquet hall. There she found 450 other women, many associated with these leaders. “Lord, they deserve to hear the gospel too, but giving out a Christian film here is illegal. What shall I do?”