Project update (December 1, 2017): We are so thankful for three new donors who sent in one-time gifts last month! Thanks to their generosity, we need just US$420 (= CAN$542), or US$35/mo (= CAN$45/mo) in new faith promises, for this project to be fully funded!
Would you like to be the one who pulls us over the top? If so, please go to our Partnership Plus page to donate.
Once this project is funded, what you give will go toward David’s trip to Chad, to teach Omega* believers to translate the Bible into their language.
What are “MicroBibles”?
Think of it as the essentials of the Christian faith on a 4 Gb SD card!
On each MicroBible, here is what you’ll find:
† An audio New Testament
† A video about Jesus’ life on earth
† Christian radio programs
† A readable copy of the Bible (usually in pdf format)
†Christian praise music
Since 2013, we have prepared MicroBibles in more than 85 languages.
Almost every home in Africa or refugee in Europe has a cellphone. When you place one of these MicroBibles into a phone, the owner and their family are able to listen to God’s Word when it is safe to do so, and without detection.
In places where there is no cellphone coverage, we bring SD Card players with us. This allows the entire village to gather each night to hear God’s Word!
Eternal Hope for Refugees and Desert Villages
Our MicroBibles are in high demand in countries where a Bible is difficult to obtain. In these communities with constant surveillance, MicroBibles discreetly provide all the essentials they need to find hope and salvation in Christ.
Through these SD Cards, our prayer warriors and donors are providing them the help and encouragement they need.
In addition, Desert Springs Ministries International (or DSMI) is focusing on the following projects:
¤ We prepare MicroBibles for the new languages which have requested them
¤ We are preparing to publish 20+ Bible booklets in a language of the Sahara Desert
¤ With the help of members of our Chadian home church, we are translating a Children’s Bible Storybook into French
¤ We are preparing to produce a Jesus Film
Thank you so much for your prayers and gifts, which make these projects possible!
At this time, Desert Springs is running under budget. Until this need is met, we are obliged to spend a lot of time each week on fundraising activities.
To meet our budget, we only need to raise just $285.50 more/month in new donations. This adds up to only $3,426 over twelve months, or $9.38 a day! When this happens, we will be free to devote the entire week to our language projects.
“These MicroBibles will be a great blessing in establishing the churches here we are working with. The illiteracy rate is very high here, but if the believers here can listen to the word it will build their faith and help cure the problem false beliefs they mix in because of ignorance. Thank you so much.” – Chris & Elizabeth Trueworthy, WIM, Guerrero, Mexico
“We are grateful to Desert Springs Ministries, which has provided and continues to provide daily updated resources to equip and serve the church. We cannot do our job without them and we ask the church to recognize and equip this ministry even as they equip us.” – Neil & Kathy Vanaria, AGWM, Sicily, Italy
Our Partnership With You
And so, our Partnership Plus members are more like friends and coworkers serving together with us. It takes all of us to bring MicroBibles to those who don’t have access to God’s Word.
When you join our team of Desert Springs Partners with a monthly gift of $17 or more (or an annual gift of $200 or more), this is what you will receive:
- Since Desert Springs is a 501(c)(3) charity recognized by the IRS, you will receive tax credit for your donation and valid receipts.
- You will also receive our regular prayer letter to let you know what your gifts are accomplishing,
- along with exclusive updates of what Desert Springs is getting done because of your partnership. We send these out via email or SMS, depending on what you prefer.
- We will also send you a copy of The Modern Wycliffe New Testament (click here to learn more).
- Free Shipping on all MicroBible orders and at the Desert Springs Emporium.
- Complementary coaching advice and prayer on how to reach out to your foreign neighbors and friends.
- Most of all, you will know that your support frees us up to bring the Bible to those who don’t yet have access to it.
To take part in this project with us, just click on the button below: