Faith Comes By Hearing expands global Gospel outreach through Bible app
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Developed by Faith Comes By Hearing, the popular Bible.is app already offers a Bible listening experience in 96 languages. Today, the ministry is announcing they have nearly doubled that number by adding 89 more languages that will now be available for reading and listening on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and mobile Android devices, as well as at Bible.is online. The update marks a further expansion of their Digital Bible Project, which is already the world's largest standardized digital library of Bible text and audio recordings.
Troy Carl, the national director for Faith Comes By Hearing, believes technology – and the increasing access to it – makes the fulfillment of the Great Commission a real possibility in this generation.
"Think about it," explains Carl. "We already have two billion Internet users – almost half of them on social networks – and more than five billion cell phone subscribers. These numbers are only going to grow and we will continue to be on all these platforms freely providing Scripture, in heart languages, to all who want to hear."
Some of the new additions include Vietnamese and Thai, spoken by approximately 88 million people, as well as Mazateco de Ayautla, spoken by about 3,700 people in the Oaxaca region of Mexico.
The Bible.is app now has 324 versions of the Bible available in 185 languages for people to read, listen and even share with their friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
Faith Comes By Hearing currently has New Testament recordings in 525 languages, which represents a potential outreach to more than 5 billion people.
"We are working diligently to make all of these (languages) available on the Bible.is app and website in the near future," confirms Carl. "Advancement in technology means greater access. As more and more people use mobile devices, we want to ensure they have God's Word with them wherever they go."
The ministry has a goal to record Audio Bibles in 2,000 languages by 2016, creating access to the Gospel for 97% of the world's population. The average cost to record the New Testament in a people's heart language is $25,596.
For more information on the ministry, visit www.FaithComesByHearing.com
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