Audio Bible changes Algerian doctor’s life

By June 28, 2024

International (MNN) — To fully understand God’s Word, some people need to hear Scripture instead of reading it. “The majority of the world is like me in that we are oral learners,” MegaVoices Darrell Templeton says.

“There’s something about hearing the Word that differs from reading.”

Templeton recently met an Algerian doctor during an overseas trip, and the two started a conversation. Templeton asked the doctor what language he spoke growing up, and when he answered, “Kabyle,” Templeton handed him an audio Bible.

“I had recently gotten the Kabyle New Testament recording [so] I asked him, ‘Would you please listen to this and tell me [if] it is Kabyle, and if it’s a good accent? Is it acceptable?’” Templeton says.

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When the doctor put some headphones on and pressed play, everything changed. “When he started listening to it, it was like someone shot him. I mean, he just crumpled to the floor and began sobbing. It was several minutes before he could talk,” Templeton says.

“This doctor spoke eight languages fluently, but for the first time in his life, he heard God’s Word in his heart language.”

Stories like these happen repeatedly as believers introduce people to Scripture in their heart language for the first time. Mega Voice provides the tools to make it possible, but they need your help to create more tools. Learn more here.

“The promise and the challenge are that around the throne of God, there will be people from every tribe, tongue, language, and nation,” Templeton says.

“The challenge is to get all these languages recorded because most of these remaining languages are small minority languages and don’t even have an orthography. So, for most of these people, it will have to be an audio Bible.”



Header and story images courtesy of Mega Voice.

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