See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.
– Colossians 4:17
Wherever they serve, military chaplains know that they can count on Faith Comes By Hearing to supply the Military BibleSticks they need for the servicemen and women in their care. Since the program began in 2008, more than 500,000 of these digital Audio Bibles have been provided free of charge to our armed forces through over 1,500 active duty chaplains.
Sometimes, ministering to those serving our country includes ministering to their families as well. A chaplain wrote to tell us that he has handed out Military BibleSticks while serving in New York, Afghanistan, Texas, and Washington. He said the support he received from the Military BibleStick program has meant a great deal to him, and explained how a Military BibleStick ministered to the wife of one of the men he serves with.
He was meeting with several other chaplains and assistants, when a man came to the door and asked if they had more batteries for a BibleStick. As they got the batteries for him, the man began to cry, explaining that his wife was in the hospital with stage-four cancer. He was afraid she didn’t have much time left. He needed the batteries because he had given his BibleStick to her and she had been listening to it non-stop.
The chaplain said, since then, he has had the great honor of visiting her, praying with her, and witnessing her faith in God. To those who support Military BibleSticks, he said, “Thank you so much for your part in making this ministry possible.”
During March, Faith Comes By Hearing wants to share the message of the Resurrection power of the risen Savior by getting even more Military BibleSticks into the hands of our men and women in uniform. Your church can be a part of this life-transforming outreach. $25 provides a Military BibleStick kit, which includes a reply card to request free MP3 Bibles for spouses and children, so the entire family is blessed. Learn more by visiting MilitaryBibleStick.com or by calling us directly at (800) 545-6552.
Our deepest thanks go to the more than 8,000 congregations who have helped provide over 500,000 Military BibleSticks to our troops; such as Glendive Evangelical Church (Glendive, MT), Bay Community Alliance Church (Buzzards Bay, MA), St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Elyria, OH), Good Shepherd United Methodist (Granger, IN), and Honolulu Central SDA Church (Honolulu, HI).
Image: A group of Soldiers praying before their next mission.