Mozambique (MNN) — In a story we
reported last month, the response to the Gospel has been overwhelming in
Mozambique, and requests for God's Word in audio form have significantly increased.
Tom Dudenhofer, executive director of Audio Scripture Ministries, told
us then that the cost to meet the demand was forcing ASM to re-think some outreach priorities. At that time, he said, "If we could start
by supplying about 500 players a month–that may not sound like a lot, but that
would be about $20,000 worth of players a month. We're working really hard to
lower the cost of the players."
Well, God has graciously provided: someone just came forward with an unexpected gift of $20,000 for the Mozambique Player Fund (full
project cost=$52,000)! The check was hand-delivered to the headquarters this month.
ASM had been struggling to
raise $35,000 to get the project fully funded. With this new gift, they are nearly 70% of the way there. This was
just the burst of energy needed to revitalize the project.
It's a critical time because both
Christians and non-Christians in Mozambique are eager to learn more about God. However, most people in Mozambique could not read a Bible
even if they had one. Over 60% of Mozambique's population is
Ministries is working to get the digital Scripture player into the hands of
these peoples so they can connect with God's Word in a form that they can use and understand. The players are rugged, easy to use, and solar
powered so they can provide years of service in harsh environments.
ASM's original goal was to raise funds to
distribute 1300 digital audio Bibles in Mozambique in 2012. Now, it appears that's the goal for what's
left of the summer. God has been very gracious!
Pray for the staff of Estudio Coroa da Victoria (Crown of Victory
Studio) in Mozambique as they make preparations for audio Bible distributions
later in this month. Ask God to give them patience and wisdom as they prepare
audio Scripture materials and make the difficult decisions about which areas
will receive these materials.
A team is heading out later this month to distribute audio Bibles to the Sena people in the city of Beira, in central Mozambique. Pray for traveling mercies on their journey during the next couple of weeks.