Audio Bible Cameroon
God's Word in Audio - Testimonies
Faith Comes By Hearing associates gather information and testimonies about what God is doing in and through Audio Bible listening progams in heart languages around the world.
"A real treasure"
"When we meet to hear the Proclaimer, it is better than eating food. The words are so clear, it is as though God is speaking through it directly to me. When I hear God's Word in church, I need someone to explain it to me, but when I hear the Proclaimer, it is so clear that I understand it! When I listen to this for a while, even if I am hungry, I feel really satisfied and peaceful inside! God's Word is a real treasure. Thank you so much."
A Wise Choice
The following testimony is from an Audio Bible listener in Cameroon:
I host a listening group in my home, but was ill and suffered from painful eyes. One of my relatives who works in Yaoundé proposed to take me to a doctor there. I was happy that there was a possibility of solving my problem, but I was not ready to miss the listening. It was a dilemma to choose between going to Yaoundé for treatment and attending our group. After a few days of thinking and praying, I decided to stay in the village and continue the listening. During one session, I heard how Jesus healed a blind man and I prayed in my heart, asking him to heal me also. After this prayer, I started to get better and the pain decreased. A few days later, I was able to see clearly and the pain had disappeared. I trusted Jesus and He didn't disappoint me.
Spreading God's Word, Not Religion
One night a Fulfulde-speaking woman who practiced sorcery had a dream where she saw a man dressed in white. He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." After the dream, the woman decided to find out more about the man whom she knew was Issa Masiru (Jesus Christ). She asked around in the village and people told her that they knew about him. She went to talk to a native missionary and he gave her a Proclaimer. The woman was the first to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior in this unreached village.
She listens to the Proclaimer all the time. People come to visit her often and she has them sit and listen with her. She is afraid to go to church because of what others may think of her. She is able to personally tell her friends about God and His Truth when they listen to the Proclaimer, especially since it is spoken in their own language.
Even though the Proclaimers were made to be listened to by hundreds of people at a time, this woman is reaching hundreds of people by faithfully listening to the Proclaimer and encouraging others to also.
Making the Word Accessible
Approximately 120,000 Ejagham-speaking people live in northern Cameroon and along the far southern border of Nigeria. Though the New Testament translation was completed more than a decade ago, low literacy rates have kept many churchgoers from biblical understanding. We are very excited, then, that the Ejagham Audio New Testament recording is well underway by a team from the Ghana recording center. We look forward to hearing reports of people set free by the truth of the Word of God!
The Bamiléké people, who speak the Ngiemboon language, are receiving the Word of God through the FCBH-Wycliffe partnership. "The first groups have completed the listening," writes the national coordinator for Cameroon, "and some who live far from the village are requesting the program. During the follow-up visit, we observed the great interest in the program and the impact it has on people and churches. The Ngiemboon call the Proclaimer 'Teacher Proclaimer' because it helps the listeners to understand deeply the Word of God!"
Faithful to the WordWycliffe linguists have helped to complete Scripture translations in 740 languages, including Bana.
More than one-fifth of all Faith Comes By Hearing Audio Scripture recordings – and thousands of this year's listening programs – rely on translations produced by Wycliffe Bible Translators and its affiliates. Wycliffe's faithful support and your generosity are providing listeners with heart-language knowledge of Christ's love. We hope you are blessed by these testimonies and reports of this powerful partnership in action.
On the eastern plateau of Cameroon, the Mambila live in isolation with limited economic opportunities and literally struggle to survive. Since the country’s economic crisis in the early 1990s, education and health services have greatly deteriorated and are available to very few of the Mambila. The Mambila Audio Drama New Testament was completed in 2006, and the project launched this year thanks to a partnership with Wycliffe. As people hear the Word of God in their own language, hopelessness is being replaced with hope and truth!