Including Yaminahua, spoken by 1,400 people in Peru
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) recently added 12 languages to their expanding catalog of recorded Scripture. Now at 763 languages, these recordings, as a whole, represent a potential outreach to more than 5.7 billion people in 189 countries, which equates to over 80% of the world's population.
The new releases are:
- Chatino Zona Alta Oriental – Mexico
- Lobiri – Burkina Faso
- Mazatec, Chiquihuitlan – Mexico
- Nahuatl, Sierra Negra – Mexico
- Paranan – Philippines
- Popoloca San Juan Atzingo– Mexico
- Pular – Guinea
- Waama – Benin
- Yagua – Peru
- Yaminahua – Peru
- Yaqui – Mexico
- Zapotec del Rincon – Mexico
Pular is the largest people group with more than 2.9 million speakers in Guinea, while the smallest is Yaminahua, spoken by about 1,400 people in Peru. Combined, these newest releases represent more than 3.5 million people who now have God's Word in audio available in their heart language.
Faith Comes By Hearing remains committed to the mission of making God's Word freely available to everyone in their heart language and is encouraged that supporters continue to help make this possible.
"Whether it be our talented and dedicated staff, our generous donors, or ministry partners from all over the world, we have one purpose – to get God's Word to every person," states Jerry Jackson, FCBH founder and president.
Jackson has seen the growth of a small tape lending library established in 1972 to what is now the world's largest resource of digital Scripture content. Collectively known as the Digital Bible Platform, Faith Comes By Hearing offers free access to this digital collection of Scripture via downloads, podcasts and streaming, while the Bible.is and Deaf Bible apps for mobile devices offer access to God's Word right from the palm of your hand. Approved developers and ministries can also have free access to the content on the Digital Bible Platform to incorporate into their apps, software and websites.
For those areas that do not yet have regular access to the Internet or mobile devices, Faith Comes By Hearing continues to reach out by providing Audio New Testaments on solar-powered Proclaimers for listening groups. More than 340,000 Proclaimers are literally proclaiming the Gospel around the world.
The ministry's goal is to record and provide access to the Word of God in every translated language, making the fulfillment of the Great Commission a reality in this generation.
Contact: Bill Lohr, 505-881-3321
SOURCE Faith Comes By Hearing