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How Can They Hear?

All over the world, people in oral cultures do not have access to Scriptures they can understand. By recording and distributing audio Bibles and training technicians to do the same, Audio Scripture Ministries is working to ensure that no one is barred from hearing the Word of God because they cannot read.

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Mission Statement

Audio Scripture Ministries provides the Bible in audio so everyone will have the opportunity to hear God’s Word in their own language.

Our commitment to the Great Commission directs us to serve others as we:

  • Partner with churches, ministries, and individuals toward creating and distributing audio Scripture media to communicate the Good News of Jesus.
  • Facilitate production of audio recordings of the Bible in each language needed by people groups around the world.
  • Distribute, either directly or through other ministries, suitably formatted Scripture recordings among both non-Christians and Christians, whether living in their homelands or elsewhere.
  • Encourage and assist the development of projects for audio Scripture recording and/or distribution by indigenous and other ministries.

History

In 1967, Dr. Ron Beery founded ASM (then called Portable Recording Ministries) with the mission to take God’s Word in audio to those who had not yet heard it. Over the past fifty years, ASM has adapted to changes in technology and continued to fulfill its mission to spread the Word.

2017 is Audio Scripture Ministries’ 50th year of providing God’s Word in audio! Find out more about how we’re celebrating this milestone.

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Scripture Players and Accessories

By distributing Scripture players, you can help bring the Word of God to non-literate cultures worldwide. ASM utilizes durable, solar-charged digital players as well as optional field accessories. Players are designed to be self-sustaining and to offer great versatility. They are built with rugged durability for the most extreme climates. Please contact our resource department for cost and customization options that fit your needs.
616-396-5291 ext. 104, resources@asmtoday.org

Check out the different players and accessories, and be sure to listen to Scripture in ten different languages from around the world on our Players page.

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Our Team

Naomi Frizzell

For the past 20+ years Naomi has served in both domestic and international ministry organizations – through broadcast radio, in developing media / communications products and strategies, and by building and mobilizing teams around a common missional vision. From 2005-2013, Naomi was head of communications for the Lausanne Movement. The 10 years

Jim and Jamie Loker

Jim and his wife Jamie have served in full-time missions since 1986; first in Guatemala, then Oaxaca, Mexico, and currently at the home office in Holland, Michigan. Jim and Jamie originally used their linguistics training with Wycliffe Bible Translators hoping to train literacy workers so that completed Scripture translations would be

JP Sundararajan

In India alone, more than 1,600 languages are spoken. Audio Scriptures give people access to the Bible in their own language, even when written translations aren’t available or the people are illiterate. JP (John Paul) works with organizations around the world to produce and distribute audio recordings of God’s Word

Chad Vanden Bosch

Nearly one billion people worldwide can’t study the Word of God because they can’t read, and this is especially true in the country of Mozambique, where just 20% of the population is literate. As director of African operations for ASM, Chad oversees audio Scripture training, recording, and distribution projects throughout

Dara Vanden Bosch

As a nurse with a background in hospice and palliative care, Dara has seen a huge need in Mozambique to provide this type of specialized care. Many people live too far from a health care setting to even access basic health care services. When someone has a terminal disease or

Wanda Maloy

Every day working as ASM’s office manager is different, and that is probably why Wanda loves the job. She considers it an honor and a privilege to be a part of the ministry. When she is not working, Wanda enjoys vacations with her husband and family, outdoor activities three seasons

Chris Billquist

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to

Linda Smith

ASM is grateful for the generosity of its supporters. Linda loves carefully recording and distributing their gifts to the appropriate projects, and working with the rest of the office staff to keep operations flowing smoothly. She’s the first person you’ll meet when you walk through the door, and she’s always

Sarah Aron

Sarah started working with ASM early on in the year 2015. Sarah and her husband Patrick have been interested in Audio Scripture Ministries for a couple of years and had been trying to find a way to partner with what they believe is an inspiring and worth-while mission. Donations made

Desiré Jansen

Desiré Jansen was deeply moved and inspired to partner with ASM in any way possible after a recent trip to India, hosted by JP and Katy Sundararajan. While in India, she was able to participate in an audio Bible distribution to a blind community. This experience -as well as learning more

Lloyd Wolters

Lloyd is a retired pastor. In the 1970s, he was introduced to Dr. Ronald Beery, the founder of ASM, by his father, Edward Wolters, who was Ron’s colleague at Hope College. Edward was impressed by what Ron was doing to help missionaries spread God’s Word by providing “timely technology for

Don Lang

Don Lang has walked with the Lord most of his life.  He graduated as an Electrical Engineer from Oregon State University and worked for Electric Utility Companies for 40 years.  Don had been married for 28 years when his wife unexpectedly passed away due to a heart attack in 2010. 


Board of Directors

Title Name
President, Treasurer, Director David Hickey
Vice President, Director Ann Hemmeke
Chairman of the Board, Director Jamison Worst
Vice Chairman, Director Art Brooks
Chief Financial Officer, Director Randall Brondyke
Secretary, Director Tom Vanden Berg
Director Tom Van Wynen
Director Brian Petroelje
Director at Large Loraine Slagh

FAQ

Due to copyright agreements and sheer volume, we are unable to include the entire list on this page. However, please do know that we have access to the largest archive of recorded Scriptures available worldwide; over 6,000 languages. Contact our Resource Department to find out if we have the language you are seeking and we will be able to help you out.
We would be happy to work with you (or the people in question) to help record Scripture in languages that currently do not have any audio Scriptures available.
We can outfit your team with audio Bibles, or StoryTellers that you can carry with you. These audio Bibles and stories from Scripture can be left behind with your brothers and sisters to serve continuously after you leave the soil of your mission field. These units are durable, break down the language barrier, and carry on their work inconspicuously. Contact our Resource Department to see how we can help.
Most of our recordings happen overseas, but we have on occasion done recordings in our studio in Michigan. Please contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions.
Absolutely! While we have strong national ties in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, we are constantly seeking new partners to use our materials in their respective corners of the world. Join us!
We do! From stuffing envelopes for mailings, to helping vacuum, to answering phones, to computer help, we are always seeking people who want to join us on this important mission. Please call our office or email to find out what you can do to help!
We currently use the Envoy player, the StoryTeller, and the Wildlife StoryTeller. You can view these players here. All of these units are manufactured by our mission partner, MegaVoice. For more details, please visit their website at www.megavoice.com.
Depending on language and availability, we can load the full Bible, the New Testament, the Jesus Film (audio), God’s Story (a dramatic and musical overview of Scripture in 90 minutes), the Mini Bible College (a Bible teaching series that is appropriate for lay pastors, etc.), materials from Global Recordings (offering access in over 6,000 languages!), and much more.
Taken from the International Orality Network:

Oral communicator: A person who learns or processes information by spoken rather than literate means. Some oral communicators are so out of necessity because they cannot read or read with understanding. Other oral communicators can read with understanding and write, but they prefer non-print forms of communication.

Oral learner: A person whose mental framework is primarily influenced by spoken rather than literate forms of communication and who therefore learns primarily or exclusively by speech, song, etc.


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