A non-reader who receives a Talking Bible also receives instruction on how to use the Talking Bible and how to set up a Listening Group.
This may be as simple as playing it for their family and neighbors or may be more complicated such as setting a time and place each week to meet with a set group and listen and discuss what they are learning.
In India, a family group is effective in reaching people who would never otherwise listen to God’s Word. It is difficult to ignore when God’s Word is playing in your home. We trust the Holy Spirit will work in stubborn and closed hearts to open them to hearing about God’s love and saving Grace. Family groups usually expand to include neighbors and friends so 6-12 people hear each Talking Bible and even up to 50 people may regularly listen to one Talking Bible. Priya received a Talking Bible and found out God’s Word was powerful and life-changing for her family and neighbors!
In Africa, a more formal group may be established for larger numbers of people to listen. A set time and place each day or week means a consistent group gathers to listen and discuss the Talking Bible. A local pastor or evangelist will visit the Bible Listening Group to answer questions and shepherd the people. When a decision to listen and believe in Jesus is made in a group like this, there is a strong commitment made and often a church will form out of one or several groups getting together. Read Ariet’s story to see an example of a Talking Bible Listening Group changing lives and saving souls.
Sponsorship of a Talking Bible Listening Group allows Talking Bibles ministry to provide a Talking Bible for an individual or group in their heart language with instruction on how to use it and share it. It also provides training to local leadership on proper distribution and use of the Talking Bibles, on setting up Talking Bible Listening Groups, and on effective follow-up.