RADICAL GENEROSITY

“Lord, please help me to be generous,” is my prayer every day. I’ve found, maybe you have too, that praying to live generously is like asking God for patience.  Opportunities to live that prayer generously toward others come at the most “inconvenient” times! British evangelist and theologian John Wesley said,...

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More Than Ever Before

How often do you suppose you’ve heard or read John 3:16? I was raised in a Christian family, and became a follower of Jesus at age 13.  If I calculate hearing or reading John 3:16 even once a month since then, it’s conceivable that I’ve heard the Truth of that...

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The “G” In Partnership

That isn’t a typo and YES you did read that right.   Of course, there really isn’t a “g” in the spelling of the word partnership, at least not in its English spelling!  Yet, there is a “g” in partnerships at Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) because the ‘“g” represents Gospel Partnerships.  ASM...

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Here We Go!

You’ve likely seen the statement, “The worst purchase I made in 2020 was a calendar day planner!” 2020 was, and 2021 is, a year of surrender—surrendering our routines, plans, and comforts. Trusting, adjusting, and planning for the unknown. Many of us are ready to go on vacation, go out to...

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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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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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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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