MAY 2021 MONTHLY UPDATE
A Note from the CEO
2 Peter 3:18 — “…but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
The Apostle Peter closes his second letter to the scattered and persecuted church by encouraging them to pursue Christian maturity and a deepening knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. To grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ is to increase in our understanding and acceptance of the merciful kindness and undeserved favor offered freely by our Savior and King.
Given these profound truths are revealed in scripture, may we be reminded that millions of oral learners in the world may never learn of these truths as they do not have access to the Bible in audible form. Please join us as we press forward with the Kingdom work of recording audio bibles.
We continue the pace of completing 3-4 audio bibles each month and anticipate a record of five new completions by the end of May. Our efforts in India were put on hold briefly as our team there fell ill with COVID, when the country experienced a resurgence leading to lockdowns. Sadly, the narrator of our Tamil recording passed and many on our team are still recovering (see prayer requests below). However, by God’s grace recordings in India have resumed.
I encourage you to take two minutes to watch the video below from our friends Dan and Lynn, as they share why they chose to support the recording of the Haryanvi Bible in India. We join Dan and Lynn in giving Jesus Christ all the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.
-W. Mark Perkins, CEO
Audio Production Update
Taita- Old Testament
Bilaspuri- New Testament
Dan & Lynn
“We are just beyond blessed to have been able to be used by God, to have open hands to sponsor the Haryanvi Bible. We are excited to see how God uses the recording for his glory.”
Help Provide the Malayalam Audio Bible
Help provide a full audio Bible for the 34.8 million Malayalam speakers in India.
Prayers & Praises
We praise God for…
- the ability to continue to record and complete audio bibles despite the resurging pandemic.
- a productive Board meeting.
- the continued prayers and financial support from our friends and partners to support the accelerated recordings.
We ask God for…
- prayers for the family of a pastor and narrator of the Tamil Bible recording, who passed recently after contracting COVID.
- physical healing for those in India and Africa that are suffering after contracting COVID.
- discernment for Davar’s leadership as we discuss our five-year strategic plan.
- discernment about the languages Davar should record.
- continued wisdom as we explore partnership opportunities with Bible distribution and engagement ministries.
- peace in Israel.