Faith Comes By Hearing now has Scripture Recordings in 829 Languages

Including Zapoteco Sierra Juarez, spoken by about 4,000 people in Mexico

Jun 09, 2014, 09:50 ET from Faith Comes By Hearing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) recently added 11 languages to their expanding catalog of recorded Scripture. Now at 829 languages, these recordings as a whole represent a potential outreach to more than 5.7 billion people in 190 countries, which equates to over 80% of the world's population.

The new releases are:

  • Apal – Papua New Guinea
  • Ayoré – Bolivia
  • Birifor Northern – Burkina Faso
  • Boomu – Mali
  • Galela – Indonesia
  • Kiriwina – Papua New Guinea
  • Macuna – Colombia
  • Mixtec Pinotepa Nacional – Mexico
  • Nanti – Peru
  • Zapoteco Sierra Juarez – Mexico

One of the new releases (not listed) is a language spoken in a sensitive region and will not be publicly identified for security reasons. Of the new languages released, Boomu is the largest people group with more than 158,000 speakers primarily in Mali, while the smallest is Nanti, spoken by about 480 people in Peru.  Combined, these 11 releases represent over 425,000 people who now have Audio Scripture available in their heart language. 

Faith Comes By Hearing remains committed to the mission of making God's Word freely available to everyone and is encouraged that supporters continue to help make this possible. The ministry is also grateful to their many partners who share a passion for Great Commission work. For this month's releases, they are: The Bible League, Bible Society in Burkina Faso, Bible Society of Mali, The Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Indonesian Bible Society, New Tribe Missions, Pioneer Bible Translators 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 Bible 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 ministry partners 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 Bibles on solar-powered Proclaimers for listening groups.  More than 370,000 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.

William Lohr

SOURCE Faith Comes By Hearing