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...

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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...

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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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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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Short Trip, Ongoing Impact

“We’re starting the distribution of the audio Bibles [in Haiti]. Everyone in the country wants one…!” This encouraging report just arrived back from our distribution partners in Haiti. The Many Hands for Haiti (MH4H) chaplains are very excited about the openness to and hunger for the Bible in audio, as...

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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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Meet Sergio

Sergio Muianga has served as a pastor since 2002. As a pastor, Sergio saw how people responded enthusiastically to audio Bible materials in their own language. After completing his degree at Wesleyan Bible College (Xai-Xai, Mozambique), Sergio felt the Lord calling him to help fellow Mozambicans hear God’s Word by...

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Proclaiming Good News

As believers in Jesus Christ, we proclaim the Good News of the Gospel! Unfortunately, some people are hostile to this Good News and do all they can to stop it from spreading. In these areas of world, audio Bibles are an effective, discrete way to get Scripture into the hands...

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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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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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Share Christ’s love this Valentine’s Day

(Interview with Joshua Harrison begins at 1:41) Article by Beth Stolicker at Mission Network News Mexico (MNN) – Audio Scripture Ministries shares God’s Word through audio Bibles. These audio Bibles are vital in areas where a print Bible is inaccessible, or perhaps the literacy rate is low or the people...

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The 50 Cent Giver

17 audio Bibles! 17 individuals and families are hearing God’s Word in audio, thanks to one committed donor. For nearly 30 years, one faithful donor has sent what they could, when they could, to support Audio Scripture Ministries’ focus on getting God’s Word into the hands of those who need...

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Standing Firm in the Faith

Tranquilino is a man of faith who was imprisoned ten separate times for preaching the truth of God’s Word. This happened when the Gospel first took hold, when religious freedoms were less protected in the region of Oaxaca, Mexico where he lives. Tranquilino is a pastor today, and a key...

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Get Creative with your Gifts

(Interview with Joshua Harrison begins at 3:10) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News International (MNN) — When Jesus tells His people to “go and make disciples of all nations” in Matthew 28:18-20, it can sound like a task for the highly gifted. However, this command — also known...

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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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Ministering in the Mountains of Mexico

Article by Alex Anhalt at Mission Network News Mexico (MNN) — Alcoholism, family struggles, and a stale understanding of the Bible were all rampant in the mountains near Oaxaca, Mexico just a few weeks ago. And that’s exactly where Jim Loker and his team went. “We were in an area where...

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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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God Speaks My Heart Language

Zuri is a young Zapotec-speaker. She grew up as a pastor’s daughter and has a passion for sharing the Word of God. Every weekend she meets with other young people to discuss and answer questions about passages they have individually listened to during the week. With Zuri’s help, audio Bibles...

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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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Ministry Opportunity in Mexico following Earthquakes

Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Mexico (MNN) — It’s been almost exactly three months since an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and killed nearly 300 people. It was Mexico’s most powerful earthquake in a century. Since then, around 9,000 aftershocks have been recorded in Oaxaca state. Some...

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The Light of the World

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12, NIV). Traveling back from a November audio Bible distribution, we were on south India roads well after...

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