New goals to impact India with audio Bibles

By February 8, 2016

India (MNN) — There’s a saying that goes, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better best.” It’s possible that this quote might just be Audio Scripture Ministries’ motto when it comes to audio Bibles.

Photo by Audio Scripture Ministries

(Audio Scripture Ministries photo)

Last year was a pretty good one in India for ASM, as it distributed 4,000 audio Bibles throughout the country.

But now, they’re setting the bar higher with a goal to distribute another 25,000 audio Bibles this year.

“We could realistically work with our partnerships on the ground and distribute that many audio Bibles to people. [These] could be people who live in leprosy communities, people with visual impairments, tribal(s) who’ve been waiting for a long time to have God’s Word in their heart language, as well as any other people who need God’s word in audio form,” explains JP Sundararajan with Audio Scripture Ministries.

While 25,000 may seem like a large number, it’s only a fraction of the number of people who are illiterate in India. Of the world’s total number of illiterate adults, 37% of them live in India. That’s 287 million illiterate adults and 287 million reasons why audio Bibles are so important for this country.

However, ASM has another way of distributing audio Bibles.

Just last year, the organization began distributing Wildlife STORYTELLERS to communities, particularly ones with children who’ve had severe traumatic backgrounds.

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JP Sundararajan with some of the boys who received Wildlife STORYTELLERS.
(Photo courtesy ASM via Facebook)

Since its launch, ASM has distributed between 400-500 of these stuffed animals.

Now, ASM wants to double that number. But one of the biggest challenges to ASM’s work is the availability of resources.

“We have been very quiet about these new tools we have at our disposal, mostly because of the kind of need that is out there and how few resources we have,” said Sundararajan.

But you can help ASM get what it needs to share the Gospel! By donating to ASM, you are enabling the organization to give people a recording of the Bible, as well as helping ASM introduce people to Christ in one of the few ways possible.

To help share the Gospel with ASM, click here!

To learn more about Wildlife STORYTELLERS, click here!


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