We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers . . .
– 1 Thessalonians 1:2
In 1999, The U.S. Congress passed a resolution urging the president and all Americans to observe the month of May each year as a symbol of unity to honor the current and former members of the United States Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. It is a real encouragement to our servicemen and women to know that their country has set aside an entire month to honor and appreciate them.
National Military Appreciation Month began with the simple idea of gathering citizens around our military family to honor, remember, and recognize those who have served and are serving, and to learn more about the history of the military. The month-long recognition begins with Loyalty Day on May 1st to honor and remember our military’s loyalty to the nation. It continues with days set aside to recognize those who serve as public servants, honor military spouses, and a week to pay tribute to our Armed Forces. The culmination of the month is the observance of Memorial Day when we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, in service of the nation.
The month of May is a great time to honor those who are currently serving in our armed forces by providing Military BibleSticks. Since 2008, Faith Comes By Hearing has worked with more than 1,400 chaplains in all branches of military service to get over 421,000 of these pocket-sized Audio Bibles into the hands of those bravely serving our nation.
Military BibleSticks ensure that our servicemen and women are equipped spiritually as well as physically. These unique Audio New Testaments are no larger than a pack of chewing gum, and are specially designed to deliver God’s Word safely, even in dangerous and covert situations. Service members tell us the Word from these invaluable devices speaks to them as they faithfully serve, offering them hope, strength, and comfort that nothing else can. We are privileged to receive regular testimonies like these:
I read my Bible, but when I listen, it is like I can be there actually hearing the words of Jesus. Thank you so very much! – Navy Sailor
Thank you for providing the Bible in this format. It was just the tool I needed to continue my walk with God. – Army Soldier
The Military BibleStick has helped me by giving me relaxed nights and peaceful sleep after listening. Thanks. – National Guardsman
A gift of $25 provides a Military BibleStick kit, which includes a card to request free MP3 Bibles for spouses and children, so an entire military family can be blessed.
Every church that gives $1,300 to provide 52 Military BibleSticks (one a week) will receive a special plaque thanking them for their participation. Learn more by visiting MilitaryBibleStick.com or by calling us directly at (800) 545-6552.
We are especially thankful for churches like Judson Baptist Church (Nashville, TN), Hilltop United Methodist (Madison, PA), Crossway Church (Walker, LA), St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hull, IA), Living Water Chapel (Yucca Valley, CA) and over 7,000 other churches who are standing with our troops by providing God’s Word on Military BibleSticks.