2017 is Audio Scripture Ministries’ 50th year of providing God’s Word in audio! Find out more about how we celebrated this milestone.
In the Beginning
While the young Ron Beery was pursuing his childhood passion for electronics in college and graduate school, he had not yet realized that God would use his passion to bring the Word to people all over the world. Ron often asked God if electronics was in His calling for him, and the Lord did use Ron’s knowledge and skills as a physics professor at Hope College in Holland, MI. Ron and his wife Alice thought this might be God’s plan for Ron’s science training, but soon they were challenged by the world’s many people who are unable to receive God’s Word in their heart language because they cannot read. Ron realized that providing recorded Scripture on simple players could meet that great need. He started small, encouraged by a number of God-given partner individuals and churches, and Portable Recording Ministries was born in 1967.
Spreading The Word
In God’s plan the transistor had only recently transformed and miniaturized the entire electronics field, making small, portable Scripture players possible for the first time in history. Further improvements followed, from the use of cassettes to newer recording methods, all the way down to the pocket-sized digital players used today. Portable Recording Ministries later changed its name to Audio Scripture Ministries, and God enabled the organization to grow with the need. ASM has established four overseas recording studios to record Scripture in over 250 languages, and we have distributed players to thousands of people who need to hear God’s Word in their own language to receive it in their heart. God has continued to bring many partners to join ASM: other ministries, workers, prayer partners, volunteers, and contributors. Many challenges and joys have come to ASM in our 50+ years of history, and God has been abundantly faithful in His leading and provision. As ASM continues its work, now under its fourth leader, we will enable ever more people groups to hear God’s Word in their own language, to the glory of God.
Portable Recording Ministries At ASM… Dr. Ron Beery recognizes the need for audio Scripture players and founds Portable Recording Ministries (PRM) PRM begins using audio cartridges Recorders and…