December Mission of the Month: Faith Comes By Hearing
More than half of the world cannot read. The majority of the illiterate population lives in poverty with few resources. Reaching poor and illiterate people from oral cultures with God’s word requires unique strategies. Faith Comes By Hearing is based on the belief and evidence that oral cultures can more fully understand and live the Gospel when they hear the Word in their own language. Through Faith Comes By Hearing listening programs, believers are discipled, churches strengthened, new churches planted, and new converts come to Christ.
Currently, Faith Comes By Hearing offers 853 languages reaching over 5.7 billion people in 190 countries.
Offering every person on our planet equal access to the Bible requires meeting the unique needs of generations, technical societies, and fast-paced lifestyles. It also means meeting the cultural and literacy challenges presented when working in underdeveloped countries. Faith Comes By Hearing’s goal is to record and provide Audio New Testaments in every translated language, making the fulfillment of the Great Commission a reality in our lifetime!
Through Faith Comes By Hearing’s Military BibleStick project, our nation’s troops are hearing the Word of God while on (or preparing for) deployment. The Military BibleStick is a digital audio player that is pre-loaded with a dramatized recording of the entire New Testament and over 65 minutes of selected Psalms.
Chaplains from every branch of the military are flooding Faith Comes By Hearing with requests. More than 485,000 of these Audio Bibles are now in the field. Over 1500 chaplains use Military Bible Sticks in pre-deployment briefings, counseling sessions, Bible studies, weekly chapels, and other spiritual services.
Please prayerfully consider a donation to this month’s chosen mission. You may make checks payable to Christ Lutheran Church. Thank you for your continued support in our mission “to know Christ and to make Him known.”