Audio Bibles to Accompany Disaster Relief Teams

Jan 20, 2010, 16:35 ET from Faith Comes By Hearing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the earthquake, Haiti was one of the poorest nations in the world.  About 70% of Haitians live on less than $2 a day, and now they have lost everything.


Faith Comes By Hearing, an international Audio Bible group, is working with Convoy of Hope to provide relief in Haiti.

Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization and ministry partner to Faith Comes By Hearing, feeds the hungry and provides pure drinking water to people in need across the United States and around the world.  To date, the organization has provided help to 28 million people in 112 countries and 45 states.

Lauded for its effectiveness and efficiency, Convoy of Hope mobilizes thousands of volunteers each year to deliver food and supplies and to offer hope to the poor and suffering.

Convoy of Hope has people on the ground ready to receive containers of food, clothing and supplies being sent to Haiti.  They are working with local Haitian churches that are ministering to those left in this deadly earthquake.

Faith Comes By Hearing is coming alongside their disaster relief services to provide solar-powered Audio Bibles that will minister emotional and spiritual healing to this impoverished nation.  

A missionary there wrote on Twitter, "some of the worst effects are emotional... no smiles on the street and sense of despair."

Another ministry partner in Haiti sent in a report stating, "Many are thirsty for words of comfort and ask us for the Bible."

When her office suffered damage, the first thing she went in to retrieve -- Proclaimers.

While relief efforts help provide the physical needs, Faith Comes By Hearing's Audio Bibles will help bring the promises of God in the heart language of the people so desperate for hope.  

"It's hard for us to imagine losing everything -- your home, your family and neighbors," said Jon Wilke, Faith Comes By Hearing spokesperson.  "Now, imagine standing in a line waiting for aid and hearing Jesus say (in the Beatitudes) 'Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.'  Imagine hearing about how Jesus had no place to lay his head.  These verses in God's Word can demonstrate that God understands their situation and has not forgotten them."

Faith Comes By Hearing is also making these Audio Bibles available for other ministries, relief groups and local churches.  To get involved call 800-545-6552.

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