Growing up near a mission station in Ethiopia, Abuya learned about Jesus at a young age. Though she used to read, her eyesight is now failing and she can no longer read a Bible.
Real life stories of Talking Bibles listeners
When God speaks directly through his Word, he breaks down barriers of misunderstanding, mistrust, and fear. Every month, we feature the story of a life changed by the grace of God. The stories below are only a small fraction of the thousands of testimonies that we have collected directly from new believers who have received a Talking Bible.
Rebecca and many in her community in the refugee camp are understanding many things about God. Even though they can’t read, they can listen together. Rebecca began to change when she understood God’s love for her.
Martha is excited about what the Talking Bible offers her and her husband, but she is also excited about how she can use it for others. Many friends and strangers have asked her how they can get one. “If you provide more, we will distribute more!”
As the pastor’s wife, she knows a lot about God. But she never went to school, so she is not able to read the Bible for herself.
This former monk is evangelizing non-readers with Talking Bibles.
Evans obeyed God’s call. Now, many in his area call him “the man of God.”
Arshad was an abusive drunk. His family feared him. Arshad’s life was spiraling out of control.
Akech’s daughter recently died. Akech could not stop thinking about her. She was grieving and thinking she would lose her life also.
“Everyone in our village practiced the same traditional religion, so we wrongly believed our son Jaswinder was rejecting us and everything about us,” the mother admits.
Sara lives in Gambella Region, Ethiopia. She came from Sudan as a refugee in 1991. Her husband raises cattle, and they have five children. Sara can read, but not well. Few people in her community can read a Bible.
When Tera Devi was baptized she began asking God for a Bible to study. Tera is an illiterate woman from a low caste family. Tera says God answered her prayer with a Talking Bible through circumstances she would never have imagined or hoped for.
A miracle happened in Jarso’s life. He heard the Word of God and was convicted. He heard about the miracles that Jesus was doing. During that time he saw a person delivered from a demon. He started to understand how God’s power could heal people, physically and spiritually. He was able to let go of his anger.