September 2018 Newsletter | Ritah

Over the past four decades, we’ve built many relationships with missionaries to foreign lands, and in their journeys, they’ve met blind individuals without access to a Bible that was accessible and in their own language.
Today I’m going to share a story from Tom Faunce, who is one of those missionaries. Tom has taken our Audio Bibles, in many different languages, to people all over the world.  In some cases, he carried them into countries where it was illegal to have a Bible.
If you have been a long time friend of Aurora Ministries, you might remember Tom from February of 2010 when he took Audio Bibles into Haiti after the tragic 7.0 earthquake that devastated most of Haiti.
Picture of Ritah.On his recent trip to Uganda, he was introduced to a blind Christian woman named Ritah. While talking with her, she mentioned she’d been praying for many years for a way to read the Bible again.
Tom remembered he had brought some of our electronic solar Audio Bible players with him and gave one to her.  Ritah was so thrilled her prayers had been answered.
Ritah, who was an artist before she lost her eyesight, has figured out a way to paint by numbering her colors and using texture in her paint so she can feel each and every line in her painting.  She is such an amazing artist, she teaches blind children her technique and runs a painting studio.
To show appreciation for her Audio Bible, she painted Tom a picture of Jesus healing a blind woman.  Tom could not accept a gift this amazing and asked her permission to give it to Aurora Ministries.  She was more than happy to agree.
Her painting is now on display at our headquarters, a daily reminder that our Audio Bible ministry stretches beyond the borders of the United States and reaches the world with the Word. 
It’s not an easy task to do alone—we need the help of those who believe in the life-changing and healing impact God’s Word can have on men, women, and children no matter where they live, what language they speak, or what situation they are in.  God meets them, through His Word, where they are.
Will you consider partnering with us to help place a Bible in the hands of those in need? 
If you are unable to send financial support, we ask that you pray for this ministryMatthew 18:20 says “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Our tasks may be great, but He is greater!