An associate of mine has been working for some time with an Egyptian; a nice fellow who is always good company.
More recently, he has been talking to the Egyptian man about the Bible. Being a Muslim he has some familiarity with it, and is happy to talk about spiritual matters. He's particularly interested in Exodus.
Time to get him a Bible in Arabic.
My associate was in a part of the city that is popular with Muslims and so dropped into a church, hoping, and maybe even expecting to be able to pick up an Arabic Bible. Blank stares. Same at two more churches.
Here we are, a mission field on their door step and they can't even keep one Arabic Bible on hand. I'll bet that no one in the church is learning Arabic or studying the history and culture of Islam. Yet a mission field awaits across the road.