• God Knew…

    “Not a day goes by that we don’t use something that came in the last container,” is a statement often said by Chad and Dara Vanden Bosch. Only God knew how crucial the 2019 Container would be for the Vanden Bosch’s continued ministry in Mozambique, as the pandemic shut down...

  • New Harvest Farm Update

    For the average family in central Mozambique, it has been a painful start to 2021. Two back-to-back cyclones in January brought 10-15 inches of sudden rain. Because 90% of the community are subsistence farmers, living off whatever they can grow in an acre or so, this was devastating. As Chad...

  • Meet Tara

    Tara Rye began serving with ASM in December 2020 as Bible Engagement Director. She holds a doctorate in Educational Ministry and has served in many contexts, from her own home in Nebraska to international training seminars. Along with her husband Greg and their two adult children, Tara loves to share...

  • “Now They Attend Church and Follow Christ!”

    In many Oaxacan villages in Mexico, the TV and entertainment are not in the local language. So, an audio Bible in the village’s language opens incredible doors for evangelism and discipleship, as people listen to the Good News in the words their heart can best understand. In January, Jim and...

  • 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...

  • Arts in Health

    Why Send Art Supplies to Mozambique? A few years ago, after many challenges in Mozambique, an adoption that was making us feel “trapped” (within a small radius in a foreign land with a small support system), someone said to me, “Dara, go back to your younger self. Who were you...

  • Mozambique: Your Investment Equipping Leaders

    It’s about people. Stepping into the midst of heart-wrenching stories of extreme poverty, abuse, alcoholism, and spiritual bondage—with the hope of Jesus Christ. Serving, learning, training, equipping and investing in people. This model of evangelism and discipleship isn’t always the easiest way to do mission, but Chad and Dara Vanden...

  • Mexico: Your Investment Equipping Leaders

    ASM Latin America Directors Jim and Jamie Loker have been serving Jesus as “partners in reaching the unreached” and under-reached since 1986. Their residence has shifted from Guatemala to Oaxaca (Mexico), and now to Holland (Michigan). In 2020, God creatively intersected the three. During the travel restrictions, Jim and Jamie...

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    “Enlarge the place of your tent…”

    Our 2020 theme verse was: “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 (NIV) 2020—with all of it’s twists and turns, disappointments and surprises—wasn’t a surprise to God. I praise God that throughout a difficult...

  • “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...

  • Courage Despite Persecution

    Your gifts are helping provide audio Bibles for young Christian believers who are being persecuted for their faith in one village of Oaxaca, Mexico! Before the global health pandemic, people in the Zapotec village of Santa Cruz were jailed as a way to discourage them from attending church services in...

  • 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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    Don’t Hold Back

    Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash “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...

  • Meet Estêvão

    “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act” (Psalm 37:5, ESV) is one of Estêvão (Steve) Macambaco’s favorite Bible verses.  Steve says this verse is an important reminder that God is our Provider: “We need to give everything to God and have confidence that He...

  • From Pain to Praise

    “God is in heaven and you are His angels,” a patient told ASM’s Mozambique Compassionate Care Team.  As hospitals in the region prepared for the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year, unfortunately, some basic health care needs were not met.  Fernando, a young teacher, had called the Compassionate Care Team...

  • Meet Don

    Over the past five years, Don Lang and his dedicated friends in Oregon have helped send more than 1,000 audio Bibles to some 17 countries, connecting thousands of people to God’s Word in audio! Don’s connection to ASM began after he experienced great personal loss, and felt called to pray...

  • It Hasn’t Turned Out Like We Expected

    2020 … the year we were all going to keep our New Year’s resolutions.  The year we were going to lose weight, spend less money, be kinder, read the Bible more, live more simply, be more generous, take up a new hobby, and live our lives with less stress.  Simple,...

  • Your Gift Made a Difference for Joseph

    UGANDA: Joseph, from Uganda, says his spiritual life has been transformed as he has listened to an audio Bible. Joseph says the audio Bible, placed by ministry partner Tom McElfresh, also helps his efforts to share Jesus Christ with others.

  • “He needs it more than me.”

    MEXICO: This coffee-harvester in Mexico enjoyed listening to her audio Bible every day until she decided her son needed it more than she did. After giving it away, she told us, “Every time I would reach to turn it on (and not find it there), it was a reminder to...

  • Using Audio Bibles

    Solar players were incredible and [it] was so neat to see God work through them. Kingdom work!” — Pastor Ian (2019 Ghana trip) Are you planning a mission trip? Do you serve among oral communicators—those who can’t, don’t, or won’t read? Solar-powered audio Bibles are a long-lasting investment that can...

  • Praying Together and Sharing God’s Word

    We’re praying for you, as you and your family navigate the seemingly ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19. Please share your specific prayer requests with us by emailing pray@audioscripture.org. Every day at 9:00 AM Eastern Time our team is getting together to pray via conference call, and we’d count it a privilege...

  • You Can’t Leave…

    Last year, a Nahuatl-speaker named Isabel (not pictured) received an audio Bible with great joy from the ASM Mexico team.  She, in turn, began to think of ways she could share God’s Word with those around her who also spoke Nahuatl.  In addition to the usual roosters crowing and early...

  • 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? ...

  • Meet Lupe & Jemima

    José (called “Lupe”) and Jemima Gonzales are two key ASM team members in Mexico.  Their kind and patient attitude is a testimony to everyone.  Lupe and Jemima are truly a blessing! Together they are involved in almost every ministry aspect. They help identify languages that need the Bible recorded, meet...

  • God Works Through Both

    She was declining in health when ASM’s Compassionate Care Team visited her.  Though weak, this 32-year-old woman was often left by herself as family members cared for others who were ailing.  Through your support, this lady was one of 5 new patients in rural Mozambique who received palliative care visits...

  • 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...

  • Meet Rabeca

    Rabeca J. co-founded the Mvura Ya Upenhu Palliative Care (what we call the “Compassionate Care”) program in Mozambique with Dara Vanden Bosch. Rabeca has always had a heart to care for the less fortunate in her community. Even in her free time you’ll often find Rabeca visiting widows, the sick,...

  • When God Lights a Fire

    “Is it OK I if post about this [VBS ‘audio Bible’ mission project] on social media?” one mom stopped by to ask the staff of Faith Reformed Church in Midland Park, NJ. This congregation was one of several churches that experienced the joy of sparking vision for an even wider...

  • Just One More

    “iUna más!” became the battle cry as Jim and Jamie Loker, ASM Latin America Directors, traveled with short-term ministry teams to nine separate villages in Oaxaca, Mexico. The goal was to place 400 audio Bibles in the hands of designated families speaking several different minority languages. One daily challenge was...

  • Call for New Board Members

    As the seasons change, I’m reminded again how God works in each step of our lives. As President of ASM, and Chairman of the Board, God has used my time of service through ASM to grow and change me immensely. I, and my family, have been blessed as God has...