In the weeks before their pre-arranged marriage, Annuj planned to kill his fiancée Shakruntla to run away and begin a new life. He says he despised that she was always praying to Jesus and thought she would get in the way of his drinking.
Before he received a Talking Bible, Tadesse was discouraged and frustrated. He desired to know more about the Bible, but he had to wait until someone could read it to him. His Talking Bible finally made it possible for him to have a personal Bible study.
Mariama’s pastor gave her the Talking Bible. Now she counts it as one of her most valuable possessions. She had never had access to a Bible like this before. Mariama feels fortunate to have it so she can listen and grow in her faith.
Nagalakshmi tried to hang herself with a sari. “Then,” she says, “a light touched me.” She got off the stool and asked herself, “Why should I die? God healed my baby. God can uphold my family. I will learn to trust him.”
When the refugees eventually return to their villages or make new homes elsewhere, they will bring those Talking Bibles with them. God’s Word will reach remote places that missionaries might never find.
What a wonderful opportunity for a man like Nagaraju, who has had little education and cannot read, to be able to share the love of God with his family, friends, and neighbors, thanks to a Talking Bible.