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...

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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...

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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...

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Radio Reaches Over Barriers

More than 25% of the people in Mexico live in rural areas, often isolated by rugged geography, difficult roads, poverty, and indigenous language barriers. Christian leaders in rural Mexico have found a way to serve and reach these isolated populations by using low-wattage radio stations. Committed pastors with a laptop,...

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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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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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Recordists in Mexico Endure Rugged Living for the Gospel

(Interview with Joshua Harrison begins at 2:13) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Mexico (MNN) — Imagine your job looks like this: You travel for weeks in a crowded, hot bus through precarious mountain roads and rugged terrain. You have to live for months at a time in...

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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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Meet Ellie & Lila

In 2001, Ellie and Lila Quezada set out on a one-year sabbatical to help Jim and Jamie Loker, ASM Latin America Directors, in southern Mexico. Seventeen years later, Ellie and Lila are still partnering with ASM in Mitla, serving as field coordinators for Missionary Ventures. We celebrate Ellie’s years of...

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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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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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ASM mission trips

(Jim’s interview audio starts at 03:01) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Southern Mexico (MNN) — First experiences are often exciting to have, and sometimes even more exciting to watch. Think of when you saw a baby take their first steps, or a child perform in their first...

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Short Stories from Mexico

(Jim’s interview audio starts at 02:53) Article by Lyndsey Koh at Mission Network News Audio Scripture Ministries is tackling an ambitious Great Commission goal. In southern Mexico alone, there are 120 spoken languages, and with the help of Wycliffe Bible Translators, ASM wants to get Scripture in all those languages translated...

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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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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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Jim and Jamie’s Story: Recording in Mexico

Transformed hearts and lives is our ultimate goal. Before this is possible, we must rely on the work of faithful linguists who spend twenty or more years translating the Word of God into the indigenous language. After that, we record and distribute the scriptures, leading to transformation in individuals, families,...

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Jamie’s Story: Team Trips to Mexico

Breathlessly climbing what seemed to be a never-ending non-trail to nowhere, our visiting team wondered who we might meet at the top of this series of hills. For many of us, this proved to be the “mountaintop experience” short-term teams imagine when they board the plane from the U.S. to...

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