My parents modeled a deep love and respect for God’s Word that transferred to their three children. Some of my earliest memories are of listening to my dad read the Bible each night at family devotions, and seeing my mom and dad reading and praying over their Bibles early in
Recently, while visiting a patient with end-stage AIDS, my team had the opportunity to spend the majority of the visit sharing the Gospel with a very ill young woman. From previous experience we know well the urgency for someone to understand the Gospel when in such a state. On this
http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2017/05/4-5min-31-05-2017.mp3 (JP’s interview audio starts at 01:37) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News In India, only 33 percent of the people have access to traditional sanitation, according to The Water Project, and the nation’s groundwater levels are dropping. Clean water is an invaluable commodity in many Indian communities.
http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2017/04/4-5min-18-04-2017.mp3 (JP’s interview audio starts at 01:25) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News An all-women’s mission team with Audio Scripture Ministries recently returned from serving in Bangalore, India. Some of the women on the trip were moms, and all had a heart for missions. JP Sundararajan with ASM
“If she is having a bad day or is struggling with fear like I did, she could just go to her furry friend and she can listen to her audio Bible, while snuggling with her StoryTeller.” – Victoria Our staff loved reading through each of the more than 50 contest
http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2017/02/4-5min-20-02-2017.mp3 (JP’s interview audio starts at 01:32) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Counterpoint Research recently announced that India has now surpassed the United States as the second-largest smartphone market in the world with over 220 million active smartphone users. However, the percentage of the Indian population that
Communication among our world partners can be difficult to maintain sometimes, so we are especially excited when we get to share news from audio Bible distributions in remote locations. Check out this update from Sergio and our most recent distribution of 370 audio Bibles in Mozambique: “We arrived on Friday in Nicuadala and
http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2017/01/4-5min-18-01-2017.mp3 Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News View more info about the contest and register by clicking here. If you’re an elementary school-aged kid, or you know one, we have an exciting contest opportunity to share with you. Audio Scripture Ministries is hosting their Story Teller of the
Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2016/12/4-5min-09-12-2016.mp3 In all the tangled mess of the war in Syria, Kurdish forces are also part of the fray. The Kurds, a minority stateless group of people, have helped push back ISIS militants in northern Syria ever since the terrorists targeted major
When Paul was in prison and writing to the people of Colossae he penned these words, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I
What do energetic middle-schoolers, immigration, and thick wool socks have in common? These were 3 things carefully and humorously threaded throughout JP Sundararajan’s story of settling into life in America. On Monday, November 15th, JP had the amazing chance to tell his story to a room of over 70 middle
Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2016/10/4-5min-24-10-2016.mp3 JP and Taylor’s interview begins around minute 1:45 The month of October is associated with a myriad of things, from pumpkins and apples to stockings and sweaters. But did you know October is also Blindness Awareness Month? Taylor Ely with Audio
John Piper says, “To know Christ is to embrace the nations with Him.” On September 11th we gathered and chose to embrace the nations. As a staff and with the Body of Christ in West Michigan we celebrated the amazing work God has been doing through Audio Scripture Ministries in
When the Swedish Fish are gone, I begin to panic, slightly. You see, there are few things that we bring from the US that I save for a bad day (or week). I had one bag of Swedish Fish from April. In July, Chad asked how long I was going
Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News A God-sized problem in need of a God-sized solution. That’s what Audio Scripture Ministries was facing this year when their staff sat down and dared to ask the question: How many audio Bibles could they distribute if they weren’t limited by finances?
Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Did you know that, according to The Joshua Project, 95 percent of India’s population is considered unreached with the Gospel? On top of that, 37 percent of Indian people are illiterate. So when we say there’s a need for audio Bibles in India,
Article by Lindsay Steele at Mission Network News In rural areas of Mozambique, terminally ill people are pushed away. They’re isolated and alienated. Often times, they’re even put in mud or grass huts and don’t see anyone. Why? “Because of fear of death, fear of the spirits after death; people
Sergio in Mozambique recently did some direct distributions. He remembers one story in particular; “When we were evangelizing some homes I came to one where a lady said she likes to hear the Word of God but she is dying spiritually. Her knees cause her lots of pain, and she
These are exciting times as Audio Scripture Ministries reaches and impacts more language groups and countries than ever before. In recent days we have expanded our reach greatly as God has joined us with new partners on the field. Your prayers are being powerfully answered! In addition to our main
En route to Pindandanga -a Mozambican bush village off the dirt path- sat a man, ill for years. Some locals that knew of this man’s ill health led the Compassionate Care team to him hoping that they could help him improve his quality of life. Despite not having access to
The face of missions has changed a lot in the last 30 years. When we first moved to Guatemala in 1986, Jamie and I utilized a handy medical manual titled “Where There is No Doctor.” It helped us diagnose problems and discern when to seek medical advice in the city.
God’s Word in audio is proving to be an effective missionary, pastor, and teacher in villages formerly resistant to the gospel. What a joy it is to see evidence of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection among the Mixtecos now that they finally have access to God’s Word in their own
Please check out this testimony from a blind man in Tirupati, India! We are so happy to hear how having an audio Bible has influenced his life.
Article By Lindsay Steele at Mission Network News Back in November, Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) in India received a makeover for their studio building. Now they’re excited for new equipment that will benefit their outreach in the ministry field. ASM India-Asia Director JP Sundararajan explains that their former studio and
Article by Beth Stolicker at Mission Network News There’s a saying that goes, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better best.” It’s possible that this quote might just be Audio Scripture Ministries’ motto when it comes to audio Bibles. Last year was a
In India we have worked with oral communities, non-literate people groups, the visually impaired, people who suffer from the stigma of leprosy, etc. This summer, we were thrilled to add a new demographic to this incredible saga of God’s good work through WCOI. We now have some great resources for
“Man of peace” * is the term we use for our strategic contact in any language group. Before producing audio Bibles, we need at least one person who knows how to read and who is well respected as he introduces us to the community. Without his help, it would be
There is no shortage of challenges to doing ministry in a country like Mozambique. There are so many things that we take for granted in the west…such as functioning courier services. It is one of those things that you don’t even realize you’re missing until you need it. Earlier this
In April our staff in Mozambique organized an audio Bible distribution in the village of Matchelene in the southern province of Gaza, Mozambique. Matchelene was selected in 2014 as one of our focus areas for distribution of the Tsonga New Testament. Focus areas were determined in order to ascertain the
A number of weeks ago, we were all astonished to learn of the earthquakes in Nepal that rocked the Richter scale and cause wide-sweeping devastation. As the death toll mounted, we prayed for respite for the people of this beautiful, rugged nation. The aftershocks that continued to reverberate have thankfully