Nagalakshmi tried to hang herself with a sari. “Then,” she says, “a light touched me.” She got off the stool and asked herself, “Why should I die? God healed my baby. God can uphold my family. I will learn to trust him.”
Real life stories of Talking Bibles listeners
When God speaks directly through his Word, he breaks down barriers of misunderstanding, mistrust, and fear. Every month, we feature the story of a life changed by the grace of God. The stories below are only a small fraction of the thousands of testimonies that we have collected directly from new believers who have received a Talking Bible.
When the refugees eventually return to their villages or make new homes elsewhere, they will bring those Talking Bibles with them. God’s Word will reach remote places that missionaries might never find.
What a wonderful opportunity for a man like Nagaraju, who has had little education and cannot read, to be able to share the love of God with his family, friends, and neighbors, thanks to a Talking Bible.
Over half a million people in the areas where we work have been displaced because of the fighting and danger in South Sudan. Many have lost their family, their homes, and their livelihoods. They need God’s comforting Word.
Thank you for helping place Talking Bibles in the world where people can’t read. This Thanksgiving we want to show our thanks by sharing a few stories of people whose lives have been changed by God’s Word through a Talking Bible.
Bejayama has a printed Bible, but she can’t read. She carries her Bible everywhere she goes. She knows that it is God’s Word, but she can’t reach the truth inside.
Grasping the Talking Bible between her hands, Ariet listened in awe. God was talking to her—in her own language! Now Ariet can’t get enough. Neighbors and friends come to her house to hear. On her way to and from work, she plays the Talking Bible for others who join her on her walk. She listens day and night.
Thank God most of us are not called to take a beating for being a Christian and wanting to share our faith. But there are some who are! Pastor John has been beaten so others can hear about Jesus. He is one who has been called to suffer and be beaten for the Gospel’s sake.
There are still many places where God’s light has not penetrated the darkness and countless people who have not heard of His love and forgiveness. But the evil spirit that had possessed Anaya’s friend could not stand hearing the Word of the Lord.
Wario cannot read or write. He was born and lives in a small village in Ethiopia, where he farms and raises cattle. Neither his wife nor his nine children can read. They knew nothing about God before they received a Talking Bible.
No one would listen to Worku when he preached. Because few of the 4,000 people in his rural community can read, they did not trust his word for what the Bible says. His ministry was suffering, while people stopped coming to church. Then Worku received a Talking Bible and everything changed!
The pastor asked Priya if she was interested in receiving a Bible. She didn’t understand why he would ask her. He knew that most of the women in her village cannot read. This Bible, however, was different.