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CRMF has gone through seven different solar powered audio bibles since it started to distribute the Word of God via these audio devices. As part of its goal to be the last mile to take bibles and biblical resources to the remotest places of Papua New Guinea, CRMF has partnered with Mega Voice to achieve this goal by becoming the distributor of MegaVoice solar powered audio bibles.
In the last eight years CRMF has distributed Bibles with the partnership of MAF Pilots, Translations Organisations, and other Missions organisations in the country. The Lord in his faithfulness to see his word reach the lost has allowed us to distributed on a yearly average of 3,000 print bibles, 100 biblical resource books and 300 audio bibles.

The print bibles have been with MAF Pilots via the Bible Box while the bigger bulk of our audio bible distribution has been with translation organisations.

We are really excited with the increase of the number of audio Bibles that are ending up at SIL New Testament dedications because they are covering the majority of our country’s population. Our vision to distribute to remote oral communities is being achieved through our partners who serve the remote people groups.
We appreciate the testimonies from SIL dedications with reports of audio bibles being sold out. We praise God for the work of the translators and the hunger for God’s Word by the speakers. We pray for the remaining translation task in our country because we know as mother tongue speakers, we will understand Scripture when the Holy Spirit illuminates and reveals the Scriptures in the language we understand.

 

We praise God for the key partners we have with MegaVoice, MAF Pilots and translation organisations. This year has been our record sale of audio bibles because SIL translators alone have bought about 60% of our audio bible stock. This means that we would need to put a new order and break a record of buying only 800 units in a year to 2,000 units in a single year!  This is an indication that CRMF has important key partners with translation organisations to distribute Scripture in the heart language and address the dropping literacy levels in our country.
We praise God for the key partners we have with MegaVoice, MAF Pilots and translation organisations. This year has been our record sale of audio bibles because SIL translators alone have bought about 60% of our audio bible stock. This means that we would need to put a new order and break a record of buying only 800 units in a year to 2,000 units in a single year!  This is an indication that CRMF has important key partners with translation organisations to distribute Scripture in the heart language and address the dropping literacy levels in our country.

Our prayer is that the Lord will continue to give us a good relationship with MegaVoice, our MAF pilots and key translations organisations like SIL to continue to distribute His Word to the remote parts of our country. We again praise the Lord for MegaVoice for willing to address our request to for a “SD card less” Envoy unit, our current hot item that houses the living saving word of God.

We are thankful for this model because its feature has a led light to show the path when it gets dark and the Scriptures which is a lamp to the feet and the guide for the path Psalm 119:105.

According to the Gospel of Matthew, being in charge of bigger things is the direct result of taking care of little things, Matthew 25:21. His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.
The Ambassador unit is the model that CRMF started with and as stated earlier we have gone through different models. The Envoy Ember is our current model which we believe will be popular with our translators because of its feature of not have SD card options.

Our special thank you to the Lord for the founders of Mega Voice and our valued translators to place Bibles in the hands of our people.

400 Audio Bibles Please!

400 Audio Bibles Please!

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400 Solar Powered Audio Bibles please!

In June we got a message from Michael Webb a long-standing missionary with SIL requesting 400 Audio Bible Players.

Lina, our audio Bible technician, was busy every spare minute prepping the audio players. We found out that the Urii- Indai language group in Fayang had their Bible translated and put into audio from and these were going to be distributed on the big opening day July 7th 2018!

We were so excited to be apart of this and after we asked Michael how the whole event went:

Michael for the Webb family:

On March 30 1985, the New Testament in the Urii-Indani language was dedicated in Fayang village in the Wawin area of Morobe Province (inland from 40 Mile on the Highlands Highway, towards the Sarawaged Ranges). It was a day of great celebration for the Urii-Indani people and the translation team of Mambap Mandak and Tom and Gwen Webb of SIL/WBT.

On 7 July 2018, 33 years later, the audio version—loaded onto Megavoice mp3 players—of that same New Testament was dedicated and launched in Siara village, several kilometres up river from Fayang.

A crowd of some 300 people from many of the Urii-Indani villages was joined by a small delegation from Australia–the Webbs’ sons Rory and Michael, who was accompanied by his wife Ellen and a church friend, Ron Adams. Rory’s wife Ruth successfully led an early fundraising initiative towards subsidising the Megavoice players for the Urii-Indani people.

The day’s events began with traditional dancing, gospel songs, and prayers. A sermon and speeches concentrated on the value of the sacred Scriptures in one’s own language, and this led to considerable excitement, anticipation and interest in the solar-powered audio Bibles.

To everyone’s delight, Thea, a teacher at Siara Primary School, baked and decorated a special “Megavoice cake” to mark the event.

All but 39 of the 400 Megavoice players containing the Urii-Indani New Testament sold within a week of the launch. We have since had a request for 200 more!

We are so thankful to CRMF for their work and getting the players ready and delivered, and we praise God that His message of salvation through Jesus Christ his Son is currently resounding throughout many Urii-Indani villages. May many respond and accept God’s free gift of grace!

Boxes, Boxes of Bibles

Boxes, Boxes of Bibles

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Paul Woodington is one of two pilots flying in the remote Wewak region of northern Papua New Guinea – where there are no proper roads and people regularly travel over severe terrain. After coming back from a weekend outreach in the bush, where he took Bibles and solar powered audio Bibles, he came away with all of the audio bibles sold and back orders of 20. “ …one family purchased this audio bible from me, 3hours walk away from Guriaso in the West Sepik. They are very pleased to have this bible. All weekend we could hear people listening to their Bibles. “Please can you send another 100.”
“I cannot tell you how much this ministry means to so many people. When I turn up at a remote station like Sisamin, last week, they purchased everything I had. All Bibles, commentaries, lights [*solar light kits], eye glasses.”
Dave Rogers, MAF Pilot based in Goroka Eastern Highlands Province: “Ande was the first community I got the opportunity to pull out my new bible box. And one lady really took it upon herself to help me sell all of them. She was so excited about the low price we were selling them for (according to her, half that of what they sell them for even in major towns where supply is easy).” Dave was touched as people gathered around to buy the bibles. “I’d try to imagine how many people that each one was going to impact.” Dave also had some solar powered audio bibles with him. One man  came up and purchased one. “He told me of how excited he was to be able to share it with his mother, who could not read, and would now be able to listen to it whenever she pleased.”
Andrew Little, an Australian MAF pilot serving in PNG: After flying to an airstrip, he has talked about people who have walked “hours and hours or even up to half a day on the off chance that they might be able to buy a bible out of the back of the plane. “We’re seeing God push back the darkness with the light of his word as people uncover more about who he is.”
Luke Newell, MAF pilot: “While at Yifki today, Susan and Jonathan Kopf, the NTM missionaries at Yifki, were asking Simon and me if we happened to have any audio Bibles. We had our Bible Box with us and, as this was the first stop of the day, it was full. We were able to sell Susan four audio Bibles which she lends out to some of the youth at Yifki. The youth are using the English audio Bibles to hear the gospel but also to learn English – win-win!  When everyone saw the Bible Box come out, immediately there was a steady stream of people eager to buy Tok Pisin Bibles and within a few minutes, the box was empty apart from a couple of English Bibles.  We enjoy being able to support the Kopfs and the Yifki community using the airplane and the Bible Box.”
Todd Aebischer, MAF program manager for PNG, climbed a board a flight with a Bible Box flying to Abuluwa. Once landed, the locals explained to him that the closest road was a 1 ½ days walk for them. “MAF represents their lifeline for medical evacuations, supplies, and on this day…BIBLES!” One man approached the plane and started asking after Bibles. “I was humbled as the man took everything we had and asked if he couldn’t please get more.  More people wanted to have their own copy of the Bible in their language.  We emptied our box and assured the man that more would come on the next plane.” – Todd Aebischer   “We cannot meet the demand that out there in the remote areas. You talk to the MAF pilots and they say the 1st airstrip that they land, the whole box is sold out!” Bryan Matthews, deputy general   “Even after the earthquake when many had gathered at the airstrips and they were asking for food and water and basic things, they were also asking for the Bibles. We had calls coming in from the people working on the ground asking us to put Bibles on the airplanes.” Sharlene Coker with MAF
CRMF never has any problem selling their printed Bibles or audio Bibles. In fact, they usably can’t get an order in soon enough for the growing demand. Importing Bibles into PNG can be a very difficult and frustrating process.

We face a many of hurtles and barriers to bring in God’s word. You can pray for:

  • The system for importing Tok Pisin (trade language) or Tok Place (local languages) Bibles in PNG is broken and not dependable. Please Pray for easier solutions to be able to keep up with the growing demand for Bibles.
  • Trying to import Solar Audio Bible Players into PNG is also a challenge. We depend on donors’ support to help subsidize the cost to K40. Please Pray for willing hearts who are able to give towards this project to make Audio Bibles more affordable for those in remote communities.

Bible Box Statistics

This year CRMF has sold 1043 Audio Bibles and 1980 Tok Pisin Bibles, and they are still more being shipped out right now!

  • English Good New Bible – 336
  • NIV Bible – 112
  • Bible Handbook – 38
  • Reading Glasses – 150
  • Jesus Film DVD – 50
  • Tok Pisin Bibles – 1980
  • Audio Bibles – 1043

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