Faith Comes By Hearing now has Scripture Recordings in 787 Languages

Feb 12, 2014, 07:15 ET from Faith Comes By Hearing

Including Tektiteko, spoken by about 2,200 people in Guatemala

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) recently added seven languages to their expanding catalog of recorded Scripture.  Now at 787 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:

  • Altai SouthernRussia
  • Giryama – Kenya
  • Mayo – Mexico
  • Mixtec Zacatepeco – Mexico
  • Nuer – South Sudan
  • Senoufo Djimini – Cote d'Ivoire
  • Tektiteko – Guatemala

Nuer is the largest people group with more than 804,000 speakers primarily in South Sudan, while the smallest is Tektiteko, spoken by about 2,200 people in Guatemala.  Combined, these newest releases represent over 1.6 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. The ministry is also grateful to their translating partners, whose work makes these recordings possible. For this month's releases, they are: Institute For Bible Translation, Bible Society of South Sudan 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.

SOURCE Faith Comes By Hearing