Friday, March 20, 2015

God Changes Us

It really is all about transformed lives. As we allow the Bible to impact our lives, God changes us. That is exactly how Naomi* and Felicia* felt as they listened to the AudiBible in their heart language of Kandawo in Papua New Guinea.

​Speaking recently to the Kandawo translation team, Naomi said, “I saved up the money I earned selling vegetables and bought an AudiBible. (No bigger than a mobile phone, AudiBibles are solar-powered devices with the recently translated New Testament on them.) Now I go to sleep every night with it playing on my chest,” She smiled as she continued, “We listen to it as a family. It has changed us so that we no longer gossip, speak evil of others, or steal.”

Naomi’s daughter, Felicia, has also seen her life change after listening to the New Testament in her heart language. After her husband left her, Felicia took responsibility for feeding, clothing and educating their two children. When she met the translation team, she broke down in tears and was desperate to make them understand just how much God’s word had transformed her life.

"I face worries, heavy problems and insults," said Felicia, "but the AudiBible told me that if I humble myself under God’s mighty hand, he will lift me up. So I came to the Lord and he lightened my load."

*Names have been changed to protect their identities. Read more of their story at

Thank you for your partnership with your prayers and gifts so that others may soon have this same access to God's Word in a language and form that is best for them.

This week, I have been particularly reminded of how inter-dependent we are... how much God uses the prayers of others on our behalf... how God prompts us to pray for each other at just the right time... and then uses those prayers in ways that only He knows and understands. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to be covered by your prayers, day after day.

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