Radio listeners fund over 4,000 BibleSticks for Troops

By February 9, 2011

USA
(MNN/ANS) — American Family Radio, a 193-station Christian radio network in the
United States, partnered with Faith Comes By Hearing to hold a Military
Appreciation Week at the end of January. 
 

The
goal: to provide Gospel access to those serving
in America's armed forces. The method
was through the Military BibleStick, a portable, digital audio player about
the size of a pack of gum, produced by FCBH.

The
news release reported that AFR leadership decided not only to partner
by talking about FCBH's Military BibleSticks on air, but they also joined
their listeners in making a generous contribution to the project.

Listeners donated more than $100,000, Assist News Service reported, which will provide 4,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines with their own BibleStick, pre-loaded with a complete dramatized New Testament.

Because
of this effort, FCBH is making headway in eliminating a backorder of nearly
18,000 requests by chaplains from every branch of the military.

More
than 85,000 BibleSticks have been provided to military chaplains, free of
charge, since 2008. They, in turn, can
use them as tools during counseling or when providing encouragement to the
troops. Military hospitals have also
seen their use, as chaplains bring the hope of Christ to wounded soldiers.

"We
are so grateful to American Family Radio and their amazing listeners from
across the country for their outpouring of support for the brave members
of our armed forces," said Jerry Jackson, founder and president of
Faith Comes By Hearing, speaking in a news release.

Jackson
added, "This radio campaign is yet another example of ministry
partners reaping the blessings of working side-by-side to spread the Word
of God."

The
ministry is looking for ways to meet the increasing demand. Click here for more details.

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