Faith Comes By Hearing now has Scripture Recordings in 780 Languages

Jan 09, 2014, 15:12 ET from Faith Comes By Hearing

Including Paumarí, spoken by about 900 people in Brazil

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) recently added six languages to their expanding catalog of recorded Scripture.  Now at 780 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:

  • Bekwarra – Nigeria
  • Gwich'in – U.S./Canada
  • Kukele – Nigeria
  • Paumarí – Brazil
  • Tyap – Nigeria
  • Zoque de Francisco León – Mexico

Tyap is the largest people group with more than 130,000 speakers primarily in Nigeria, while the smallest is Gwich'in, spoken by about 800 people in the U.S. and Canada.  Combined, these newest releases represent about 346,000 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. The ministry is also grateful to their translating partners, whose work makes these recordings possible. For this month's releases, they are: The Bible League, Bible League International, Evangelical Bible Institute, Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Nigeria Bible Translation Trust and Wycliffe Bible Translators.

"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, Internet radio and satellite TV, while the 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 350,000 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

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