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March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

The key to changing the world is closer than you think . . .
 
Dear Friend,
 
It’s one thing to want to change the world. Quite another to actually do it.

Captain Jim George knew the difference.  And God used him as a world changer.
 
Working on a freight ship his entire professional career, there was not a port in the world Captain Jim did not visit. But his real work was of the Lord. Everywhere he went, he shared the Gospel, handing out Audio Bibles provided by friends like you.
 
A real “people person,” he also established key contacts that enable us to deliver Audio Bibles to the visually impaired in 138 countries worldwide.

 
 Photo of Captain Jim George
 
I’m telling you Captain Jim’s story of influence because I believe it serves as an important reminder that God can use you and me to be world-changers, making an eternal difference for millions. 
 
I realize the possibility of you and I boarding a ship and taking the Gospel to every corner of the globe is remote. What I encourage you to remember is that there is no way this side of heaven you can possibly know the ripple effect you are having through your generous support of Aurora Ministries and our Audio Bibles for the blind programBut God does . . . just as God knows Jim’s ongoing ripple effect.
 
Your one act of generosity could mean eternal salvation and a life of hope for an untold number of people as the Audio Bibles you provide help people in need . . . like Violet, here in the United States, who says:
 
“I knew Mom’s time was coming, she wouldn’t be with us much longer. The day before she passed away I played the Bible steady all day and all night. I knew she was listening by the serene look on her face. She passed away the next morning. She looked at me as if to say, ‘Thank You,’ closed her eyes and went to her Lord Jesus. I know listening to the Bible brought her much comfort.”

Or Janie in Scotland who wrote to us:
 
“Thank you very much for the Audio Bible. I have greatly appreciated your kindness. It’s a great disadvantage, the loss of sight, but it’s wonderful, the knowledge God has given to man to be able to make so many useful things to help blind people.”
 
And I’ll never forget the words of Volodenok from Ukraine:
 
“May God bless you and repay you a hundred fold for your worthy labor before the Lord! I received from you the Bible in my own language. Thank you from the depth of my heart for your precious work.”
 
Every month, hundreds of people like Violet, Janie, and Volodenok contact us, pleading for God’s Word in a format they can use and understand. Some are blind or visually impaired. Others are simply unable to hold a Bible because of illness. All are in great need of the hope that can be found only in God’s Word. 
 
So I’m asking you to pray about how you will help us answer one of those requests today with a gift to help put Audio Bibles in the hands of people in desperate need — FREE OF CHARGE!
 
Whatever you can share will help.
 
Remember, it’s one thing to want to change the world, but actually doing it is a different story. In fact, it’s our story. Yours, mine, Captain Jim’s, and our entire staff . . . all working together to change the world, and change eternity one life at a time. Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.

FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD


Romans 10:17 King James (KJV)
It’s people like YOU who change lives!  If you believe in the life-changing Words of God and you believe in making sure the Bible is accessible for all, please join with us in ministry. 

Your contributions make it possible for us to continue providing the Audio Bible to blind, print-handicapped, and special needs individuals all over the world.

 
Donate to Aurora Ministries
  • Allen Decker
February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 Newsletter

Imagine a full day without eating anything. Then a week. And a month. As time goes on, you become weaker and weaker. Our bodies need nourishment to live. And it’s the same in our spiritual lives.


If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
1 Timothy 4:6 King James Version (KJV)

picture of person reading the BibleWe certainly should read God’s Word regularly to receive this needed nourishment.

But, what if you didn't have a Bible?  What if it was difficult to even find a Bible you could read?  Did you know that most of the libraries for the blind don’t even have a Bible to send on loan?

For many people, who are blind or print disabled, this is a reality.  Without independent access to the Scriptures, they have almost no ability to receive the daily nourishment they so desperately need.

How important is it to have an Audio Bible when you are blind?  Let’s hear from a few people that received one as a special gift.

“Please accept this small donation to your institute.  You were so generous to send my husband an Audio Bible.  You see he's blind and had a massive stroke nine years ago and his left leg was amputated.  You haven't any idea how many enjoyable hours we've had listening to the Bible together, for that my heart Thanks you!!  People like you is what makes the world a little easier to live in!!”  Ellen in Ohio

“I am writing to thank you, very much indeed, for the wonderful gift of the Bible you so kindly sent to me.  It's a great joy to listen. God’s Word comes through to us with much better understanding this way. I accept this gift in the spirit in which it is given.”   Gloria in England UK

“Thank you very much for the Audio Bible, which I received in January.  I’m 73 years old, visually impaired since I was 50. With your present, you made me happy and I enjoy very much listening.”  Alwine in Germany

“For my mother and myself, thanks and God bless each person who had a part in sending the Scriptures.  Mother is 93 and until last year, reading her Bible was a daily part of her life. She’s been devastated without it.  Thank you for once again making it a part of her life.” Bernese in Florida.

These are just a few people we hear from each day thanking us for giving them their Bible back and allowing them to read day or night, without the need of any assistance.

But, we didn’t do it alone.  Without the financial partnership of others, people who also believe the Bible should be available to everyone, regardless of a disability, none of these people would have received these life-changing gifts.

When we all join together, even the smallest of donations is magnified—each person doing their part to help fill each and every request.

Requests for Audio Bibles are coming in at the highest levels in over a decadeand we need your help more than ever.  Will you pray about joining with us this month? Any contribution amount will allow us to continue sending out Bibles without any delay.

Donate to help provide Audio Bibles
  • Allen Decker
January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

My heart aches every time I hear about a blind or visually impaired person who has struggled for years without access to the Bible because they didn't know about Aurora Ministries and our Audio Bibles for the Blind program.  But it would be even more painful if I had to turn down a request for an Audio Bible because I didn't have one to send.

Today, we have more requests for free Audio Bibles than ever before.  We currently have a back-order of over 100 requests because our support has struggled to keep up with the demand.


You see, Aurora Ministries is committed to providing free Audio Bibles and other Bible teachings to print disabled individuals registered with the Library for the Blind and Print-Handicapped. That means we cannot send Audio Bibles unless someone like you makes it all possible.

That's why friends like you are such an important part of this ministry.  Gifts like yours allow us to send thousands of Audio Bibles, free of any cost, to people around the world who are blind, visually impaired, or physically unable to hold a book.  These people need the Word of God just as much as you and I do, but unlike us, they need to hear it.

Aurora Ministries regularly gives blind people the blessing of being able to "read" God's Word for themselves, without the need for assistance.  With an Audio Bible, they can plumb the depths of Scripture, find comfort in the Psalms, or seek guidance for daily living in the Epistles.  And for many who receive our Audio Bibles, they discover the path to the Savior through the Gospels.

God's Word is powerful.  More than any other book, it has the power to change lives--and that's true whether someone reads it or hears it!  So, thank you again for partnering with us through prayer support and possibly your generous financial support. 

Your gift today could truly be a blessing to all those who are waiting to hear God's Word.

FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD


Romans 10:17 King James (KJV)
It’s people like YOU who change lives!  If you believe in the life-changing Words of God and you believe in making sure the Bible is accessible for all, please join with us in ministry. 

Your contributions make it possible for us to continue providing the Audio Bible to blind, print-handicapped, and special needs individuals all over the world.

 
Donate to Aurora Ministries
  • Allen Decker
Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas 2018



On behalf of the staff of Aurora Ministries / Audio Bibles for the Blind, we would like to wish you and yours a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.

Listen to blind concert pianist Sam Lane play some of his favorite Christmas music for our Aurora Ministries family.

  • Allen Decker