The audio format of the Scriptures creates the potential for those living with illiteracy, which is an astounding 50 percent of the globe's population, to experience the Bible, translated and recorded in their native languages
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) January 30, 2008
Faith Comes By Hearing, the world's largest Audio Bible ministry, has just announced the availability of 10 new Bible translations and 12 new Audio New Testament Recordings available for download from their website at FaithComesByHearing.com.
These new Audio Bible recordings are created through partnerships with Bible societies, translation ministries, foundations, churches, and donors worldwide. The following languages are now available for download: Bench, Bengali CLV, Bura, Embu, Gogo, Gumuz, Iraqw, Kaqchiquel Santa Maria de Jesus, Koonzime, Quechua Ayacucho South, Tupuri and Welsh. These ten languages are spoken in several countries, including Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Guatemala, Peru, Cameroon and Wales.
These new Audio Bible offerings bring the total number of Audio Scriptures available through Faith Comes By Hearing to 329 recordings in 278 languages, reaching 4.3 billion people in more than 90 countries worldwide. Faith Comes By Hearing's goal is to record Audio Bibles in 2,000 different languages by the year 2016, reaching 97% of the world's population.
Since the non-profit, Albuquerque-based ministry was founded in 1972, it has been diligently working to share God's spoken Word with illiterate and underdeveloped communities around the world. These efforts have picked up speed in recent years with the advent and widespread use of new technologies like the MP3 Bible which uses digital audio files that can be played on compact, portable MP3 players.
Using these technologies, Faith Comes By Hearing has been able to develop many online Bible products that are accessible worldwide, as well as solar-powered devices that can be used in the most remote and rugged locations. One of the latter is called the Proclaimer, a small, digital playback unit pre-loaded with either the New Testament or complete Audio Bible. Innovative products, like the Proclaimer, enable Faith Comes By Hearing colporteurs, partnering ministries and missionaries to import Audio Bibles into many countries and form "listening groups" for as many as 300 people at time.
"The audio format of the Scriptures creates the potential for those living with illiteracy, which is an astounding 50 percent of the globe's population, to experience the Bible, translated and recorded in their native languages," said Jon Wilke, organizational spokesperson. "We believe that God has entrusted Faith Comes By Hearing and its partners to help accomplish this great calling here on earth, one language at a time."
To learn more about Faith Comes By Hearing and their worldwide Audio Bible outreach, please visit http://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com .