“Let Us Not Grow Weary”

Mozambique is considered one of the poorest countries in the world (usatoday.com), a situation compounded by social and political upheavel.  “Wars and rumors of war” (Matthew 24) can be a daily reality for many Mozambicans. Our Compassionate Care (CC) Team is on the front lines of serving the critically ill and...

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God Will Make a Way

As ASM Africa Director Chad Vanden Bosch stood waiting along a hot, dusty stretch of road in central Mozambique, a well-used bus slowed to a crawl, as its brakes loudly protested. A hand holding a small bubble-wrapped package was thrust out the door. This little package, which had been hand-carried...

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Where Can I Get One?

Above the noise of the busy roadside market a voice cut through—causing people to stop and listen.  What was this voice?  What was it saying? Both shoppers and merchants gathered around and marveled as they heard God’s Word in their heart language coming from a little box.  What is this? ...

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Community Sees New Hope

Prepare the soil, plant the seeds, bring in the harvest. It might sound simple, but being without access to tools and updated agricultural methods means many obstacles to a successful crop, even before the devastating cyclones earlier this year in Mozambique. In the Mozambican communities where ASM teams serve, many...

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Hope in the Wake of the Storm

Cyclone Idai was one of the worst-ever cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere. In March 2019, it roared on shore at Beira, Mozambique, with 120 mph winds and torrential rain, leaving a path of death and destruction. More than 2 million people were impacted by the storm, losing family members,...

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Cyclone Idai looms over Mozambique

Article by R.B. Klama at Mission Network News Mozambique (MNN) — Mozambique is on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Idai roars towards the country’s central coast, potentially putting thousands of lives in danger. As the storm intensifies this week, forecasters now warn that this could be one of the strongest...

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Tilling the Soil

After years of seeing friends and neighbors in the fertile land of Mozambique be stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of poverty and food crisis, ASM Africa Director Chad Vanden Bosch felt God leading him to expand their ministry. Building on the well-received audio Bible recording and distribution process, and...

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Distributions in Mozambique

Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Mozambique (MNN) — If you only had one Bible in your family, would it be hard to share? Audio Scripture Ministries knows families in Mozambique who face this conundrum. ASM has served for nearly a decade in Mozambique, recording and distributing audio Bibles. Since...

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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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Whatever It Takes

The ASM Mozambique Team braved terrible road conditions and unseasonably rainy weather in order to distribute nearly 500 audio Bibles in early July. Their ten-day-long journey led them to nine different locations throughout rural Mozambique. During one particularly wet audio Bible distribution, three men arrived—soaking wet—on their bicycles. These men...

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Mozambique Urgently Requesting Audio Bibles

(Interview with ASM begins at 1:34) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Mozambique (MNN) — Like dry and parched earth immediately soaking up the gift of rain, the people of Mozambique are thirsty for God’s Word. And every time Audio Scripture Ministries goes to do an audio Bible distribution...

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Joy

The Mozambique Compassionate Care Team ministers daily to people with a wide range of debilitating or incurable diseases. Dara Vanden Bosch, ASM Compassionate Care Ministries Coordinator, says her Mozambican team focuses on palliative care and seeks to comfort and encourage patients. Weekly visits help Dara and her team track the...

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Perseverance

On a recent trip to northern Mozambique, ASM Africa Director Chad Vanden Bosch and his team traveled to a remote village to distribute audio Bibles. When they arrived, rain began to pour and it appeared as though no one had come out to meet the team. Suddenly, people began flowing...

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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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Bringing Hope in Mozambique

Recently, while visiting a patient with end-stage AIDS, my team had the opportunity to spend the majority of the visit sharing the Gospel with a very ill young woman. From previous experience we know well the urgency for someone to understand the Gospel when in such a state. On this...

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Update from Sergio, Mozambique

Communication among our world partners can be difficult to maintain sometimes, so we are especially excited when we get to share news from audio Bible distributions in remote locations. Check out this update from Sergio and our most recent distribution of 370 audio Bibles in Mozambique: “We arrived on Friday in Nicuadala and...

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Tears of Joy

Sergio in Mozambique recently did some direct distributions. He remembers one story in particular; “When we were evangelizing some homes I came to one where a lady said she likes to hear the Word of God but she is dying spiritually. Her knees cause her lots of pain, and she...

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Chad’s Story: Unexpected Challenges

There is no shortage of challenges to doing ministry in a country like Mozambique. There are so many things that we take for granted in the west…such as functioning courier services. It is one of those things that you don’t even realize you’re missing until you need it. Earlier this...

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Chad’s Story: Spiritual Growth in Matchelene

In April our staff in Mozambique organized an audio Bible distribution in the village of Matchelene in the southern province of Gaza, Mozambique. Matchelene was selected in 2014 as one of our focus areas for distribution of the Tsonga New Testament. Focus areas were determined in order to ascertain the...

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Hope for the Hopeless in War-Torn Mozambique

Recently, the ASM staff distributed audio Bibles in a remote portion of central Mozambique heavily affected by military conflict during the past year. It was shocking to see nearly every single building along the rutted dirt road riddled with bullet holes or burned by fire. A peace agreement has been...

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Mozambique Ministry Expanding

ASM’s ministry in Mozambique is continuing to expand. The political instability and armed conflict that have brought some challenges to the project over the past year have finally subsided, allowing the ministry to move ahead with some new projects. One of the big new projects we are working on is...

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