FEBRUARY 2021 MONTHLY UPDATE
A Note from the CEO
Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! 2 Thessalonians 3:16
The Apostle Paul’s closing benediction to the church of the Thessalonians calls attention to God’s characteristic of peace, which he offered to the church to reflect upon given the spiritual battle that raged around them. We too are not immune from spiritual battles that may be raging around us today. Yet, we can experience God’s peace that yields a tranquil soul assured of its salvation through Christ. As the audible Word of God is shared, may many others come to know God’s peace offered freely through the gospel.
We are very thankful for the 24 audio recording projects currently underway, for the addition of Anna Jenkins as our new Investor Relations Coordinator and so much more! As we launch into the new year, we remain committed to our vision to transform the lives of families, tribes, and nations that they may live transformed for God’s glory through access to the recorded Word of God.
Thank you for partnering with us!
W. Mark Perkins, CEO
Audio Production Update
Punjabi (India) - Full Bible
Punjabi (Pakistan) - Full Bible
Lugbara - Old Testament
Taita – Old Testament
Language in need of support
Taita (Dawida or Davida) is a Bantu language spoken in the hills of Kenya. There are over 385,000 Taita speakers worldwide, 93% of which live in Kenya and the remainder in Tanzania. Today, the influence of Western values has drastically changed the face of their belief system. Over 80% of the Taita people claim Christianity, while only 38% are evangelical. Others practice Islam or Kenyan traditional religions. With a literacy rate of 1-5% in this region, an audio Bible will be an essential tool to learning the Word of God and experiencing his transforming love.
Welcome Anna Jenkins!
The Newest Member of the Davar Team
We are excited to welcome Anna to the Davar team in the newly-created role of Investor Relations Coordinator. She has a B.A. in Communications from Angelo State University and a M.A. in Communications from Texas Tech University and has an extensive background in Event Planning and Communications. Anna loves Jesus and is excited to be a part of Davar’s ministry. She lives in Austin with her beautiful family. Anna has already made an impact in the short time she has been with us.
Ebira Narrator, Nigeria
Hear from the Nigerian narrator who provided the voice for Davar’s Ebira audio Bible. He shares how the recordings will help Ebira speakers learn to read and write, and reach those who are not Christians.
Prayers & Praises
We praise God for…
- all who have generously and faithfully invested in the kingdom work of Davar.
- the health and safety of our team worldwide.
- the addition of Anna Jenkins as our Investor Relations Coordinator.
- the 24 audio recording projects currently underway.
We ask God for…
- the oral learners within the nations to hear the recorded Word of God, respond to the gospel, and live transformed for His glory.
- opportunities for partnership with Bible engagement and distribution ministries who will deploy audio bibles.
- continued protection for our narrators and studio operators recording throughout the world.
- wisdom and continued provision as we grow our recording capacity in both India and Africa.
Help fund a new audio Bible.
There are many translations waiting to be recorded. Your gift will help make it possible to reach more people in their home language.