Seventy aid groups have received audio Bibles to distribute to Haitians in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Faith Comes by Hearing is providing the solar-powered Bible called Proclaimers are pre-loaded with the Haitian Creole New Testament, broadcast to about 300 people at once.
Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization, is delivering 600 Proclaimers to Haitian pastors and priests, taking them on a space- and weight-available basis along with containers of relief essentials.
“It’s important that we meet people’s physical needs first. We believe in earning the right to be heard. We feed them first, then we provide them the message. That’s what these Audio Bibles do; they provide a good, solid Christian message. That is important to people in despair,” said Jeff Nene, Convoy of Hope’s director of communications.