Don’t Hold Back

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 My family did a lot of camping when I was a child. To this day, I don’t know how my parents managed to make trips seem so...

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A Changing World Needs God’s Word

The year 2020 once seemed to be so far in the distant future, didn’t it?  Now … BOOM … it’s here! People have long predicted what our lives would be like in 2020. Some predictions were accurate—including self-driving cars and computer watches. Other predictions—such as time travel or vacationing on...

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Awaken

When I was growing up there was a shampoo advertisement that ended with “… and I told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on …” Remember that commercial? I was reminded of it recently when Dara Vanden Bosch, ASM Compassionate Care Coordinator,...

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Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus

I’m a natural-born klutz. That’s not self-deprecation; I’m just being truthful. I don’t gracefully glide across the floor. No, I have to intentionally watch each step, aware that a misstep could find me on the ground, looking up. Adding in a slight case of positional vertigo (from recent ear-nerve damage)...

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Leaning In To God’s Voice

Recently, I’ve found myself “leaning in” to conversations. I’d like to say this started because I want to be more engaged in the discussions, but the truth is I’m having hearing issues in my left ear.* A virus I picked up out of country recently attacked the nerves in my...

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No Flashlight Needed

Everywhere I go, I carry a flashlight. It goes with me to church, to get groceries, to work, and to other countries. It’s nothing flashy (no pun intended), just a little blue flashlight from the local discount store. I started carrying a flashlight more than a decade ago. Yes, I...

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Help End Bible Poverty

87% of Americans own a Bible, and many households even have 3-4 copies. We are truly blessed by having ready access to God’s Word – in printed form and in audio. However, people in other parts of the world are not so fortunate. The Joshua Project says more than 1.5...

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Audio Scripture Ministries in 360°

The Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) Team has been exploring new ways of telling the stories of people whose lives have been changed by God’s Word. Not everyone can go in person to participate in the work in Mozambique, Mexico, or India. ASM Africa Director Chad Vanden Bosch recently developed several...

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In All the Ways You Can

You may have noticed a slight change recently in the way we talk about Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM). We’ve been working to clearly and simply communicate what we do, and how we do it: “Connecting people to God’s Word in their own heart language, by recording and distributing Bibles and...

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Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

Audio Scripture Ministries celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, and this significant milestone offers a unique opportunity for both celebration and prayerful reflection. Celebration First and foremost, we give praise and glory to God the Father, our Savior Jesus Christ and our Guide the Holy Spirit. Our theme verse for...

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Summer Letter from Naomi Frizzell

My parents modeled a deep love and respect for God’s Word that transferred to their three children. Some of my earliest memories are of listening to my dad read the Bible each night at family devotions, and seeing my mom and dad reading and praying over their Bibles early in...

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Summer Letter from Jim Loker

These are exciting times as Audio Scripture Ministries reaches and impacts more language groups and countries than ever before. In recent days we have expanded our reach greatly as God has joined us with new partners on the field. Your prayers are being powerfully answered! In addition to our main...

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Letter from the Executive Director

The face of missions has changed a lot in the last 30 years. When we first moved to Guatemala in 1986, Jamie and I utilized a handy medical manual titled “Where There is No Doctor.” It helped us diagnose problems and discern when to seek medical advice in the city....

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Fruitful Ministry in Mexico

God’s Word in audio is proving to be an effective missionary, pastor, and teacher in villages formerly resistant to the gospel. What a joy it is to see evidence of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection among the Mixtecos now that they finally have access to God’s Word in their own...

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MNN Interview with Jim Loker

Article By Julie Bourdon at Mission Network News Jim Loker was recently appointed Executive Director of Audio Scripture Ministries, following Tom Dudenhofer. Loker recognizes that ASM’s task of sharing the Gospel with everyone is far from complete. Their work continues this year. “Our task is primarily to work with non-literate...

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