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The paper was about smuggling, about taking things like books into another country secretly. "Forget about the permit and the government," she said. " We had thought about that but decided against it. We knew that smuggling usually involved lying and deceiving. We didn't want to lie or deceive. We wanted to travel on a straight road, not stumble on a crooked path. On the other hand, if we could smuggle without lying and eceiving, that would be a different mat- Page 21 ter. We certainly didn't believe Christians should always and in everything obey the government.
They wanted those Bible helps so badly for themselves, and especially for their ministers, that they started a prayer chain. They prayed without ceasing. When they finished praying for the permit in one church, they started praying for it in another. When they stopped praying in one town, they started praying in another. At all times someone was asking God to move the hearts of those few important men in the Counsel of Religious Affairs empowered to give the permit. Months and years passed. Still no permit.
He had to be content to work for other people, doing whatever they asked him to do. Sometimes he weeded gardens or fixed fences. Page 36 Sometimes he helped with the harvest or took care of cows. The little money he earned was just enough to buy food, and the few things he and his wife, Maria, and little son Juan needed. Pedro was poor but happy. Whenever he thought about Maria and Juan a warm smile came over his light brown face. He loved Maria very much. And he thought there wasn't a more beautiful child in the whole village than his little son Juan.
A Leap of Faith: True Stories for Young and Old by Peter James Dyck