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  • July 2016

    Bible Challenge

    A total of 204 books of the Bible were read in this quarter, which includes April, May and June. June showed a large increase in reading with a total of 79 books being read, which included every book in the Bible. 

    For each book read, Missions contributes two dollars toward the purchase of Bibles, so for this quarter the total will be $408. This year, Missions will be donating all of the proceeds from your Bible reading to purchase Military BibleSticks. The cost of each BibleStick is $25 and will allow us to purchase 16 BibleSticks with $400 from this quarter.

    The Military BibleStick project is an outreach of Faith Comes By Hearing, the world's largest Audio Bible ministry. The Military BibleStick Mission is to get God's Word in audio to every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Coast Guardsman and Marine that requests a BibleStick of their very own.

    The Military BibleStick is a digital audio player that is pre-loaded with a dramatized recording of the entire New Testament and select chapters of Psalms.  About 3.5 inches long and less than an inch thick, these pocket-sized Audio Bibles are field-friendly with a low-key design which reduces visibility for use in low-light situations. The BibleSticks are only available to servicemen through active duty military chaplains.

    Chaplains from every branch of the military are flooding Faith Comes By Hearing with requests. Over 685,000 of these Audio Bibles are now in the field and more than 1,600 chaplains have used Military BibleSticks in pre-deployment briefings, counseling sessions, Bible studies, weekly chapels and other spiritual services.

    More information is available on the Mission Table. There is a Military Biblestick available on the table, so you can listen. Be sure to pick up a bookmark, so you can read your bible and help service men and women have access to the bible no matter where they are.

    Military BibleStick website link