June 2019 Newsletter _ Patricia & Roland
Aurora Ministries, also known as Audio Bibles for the Blind, serves a wide range of people, yet one thing can be common—the feeling of being alone or abandoned.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV
Patricia, one of our Audio Bible recipients, was robbed of her vision due to diabetes. Then to make things worse, she was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.
Patricia’s treatment plan included several rounds of chemotherapy, which as of now, has had no effect on her cancer. In fact, the chemo has created new conditions which make life even more difficult.
One of the side effects of chemotherapy is generally referred to as “chemo brain.”
Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur during and after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, cancer-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.
With her husband already in heaven and no other family, Patricia was feeling confused and alone. She was in desperate need to hear the Bible.
Patricia is so grateful to each of you that support Aurora Ministries, so people like her can be comforted by listening to the scriptures in what she says are her final days.
Roland, another recent Audio Bible recipient says, “This is my church!”
Unable to travel to church on his own, he sometimes cannot find a ride to church, so he turns on his Audio Bible and “goes to church.”
Roland is not alone. We receive countless calls from the blind and print-handicapped that feel they’ve been forgotten or left behind. Often they have no access to Bible study groups, Sunday School, or even church services.
This makes having an accessible Bible they can use easily any time of day or night, without the need of assistance, extremely important. This is why we’ve been doing this for over four decades.
Supporting Aurora Ministries is one way to make a difference in the lives of people like Patricia and Roland. Simply use the enclosed envelope or go online to www.AuroraMinistries.org/donate.
In addition to helping us provide access to God’s Word in audio form, talking to your friends and church leaders about starting a church ride program for the blind and handicapped could make an eternal difference in the life of someone who is
home alone and feels forgotten or left behind.
- Allen Decker