More than a thousand distributed in just three months! Following its launch in February 2010, the Interconfessional Bible Society in Romania was swamped with requests for the MegaVoice audio Scripture unit. The demand was so great that the Society quickly placed an order for a further 400 units. These, too, were eagerly snapped up by people who find it hard to access the printed Scriptures. Their letters of thanks to the Bible Society show just how dramatically people’s lives can be changed by listening to God’s Word.
“I understand the New Testament much better now!” wrote Mihai Dan. “I’m 80 years old and can’t see very well anymore, so listening is much better. I listen to the MegaVoice with my neighbours and we really enjoy it.”
Titu Berghean is also struggling with failing eyesight and has found the MegaVoice unit really helpful.
“Thank you so much! My wife and I are elderly and our eyes are weakening. We’ve wanted to listen to the Scriptures for a long time, and now we can.”
Iuliana Bold and her husband Iulian have been through very difficult times and find that listening to the Scriptures brings them comfort.
“This device is very useful for my husband,” Iuliana wrote to the Bible Society. “Since he became paralysed in 2005, he has not been able to read. Our son died in 2002 at 10 years old and our daughter, born in the same year, is at a boarding school because we cannot care for her full-time. Through every difficult time, we pray for strength and guidance. This is a wonderful gift for us!”
Continued demand for audio Scriptures
Corina Bogoiu is blind. She works in a hospital where she finds many opportunities to share the MegaVoice unit.
“I’d like to thank the Bible Society for providing the visually impaired with this food for the soul. It’s easy to use and I can take it anywhere. I often listen to it with my family, with friends and with patients. The language really enlightens us.”
With the number of people with a visual disability remaining high in Romania, and with suitable materials in short supply, the Bible Society knows that audio Scriptures will continue to be eagerly received.
“We could distribute 20,000 units just as quickly!” says Program Manager Emilia Iorgandopol. “The great joy expressed by those who have received audio Scriptures shows just how vital this ministry is.”