The following comes from Smokerise Baptist in Atlanta. Kathy Dobbins is the Minister of Education…
“We have come to the end of our forty day journey through the season of Lent. We have given out over 450 MP3 discs and many people used the bible sticks and CD’s to listen in their cars and around the house. Several of you said that you gave these to your children and friends. Kitty Keadle even took discs for everyone in her dentist office and the Dave Ramsey class. Probably most of us could say that we have rarely (or never) read the whole New Testament over a close period of time before. This listening program has made that possible and with many benefits. Here’s a sample of the comments we have heard:
“In listening to the scripture I hear things I have never noticed before.”
“Hearing the different voices of the characters makes it a better experience than reading.”
“This has truly been a wonderful experience for me. I have been a Christian since I was 10 years old. I have gone to a Baptist Church all of my life with a few periods of absence. I thought I was fairly familiar with the Bible without being a real scholar. However, this has been a true learning and growing experience for me and I am so glad I am participating.”
I’m grateful for the churches that have participated with us in this journey. Many of you have shared similar stories. There is still time this year to join in the listening program. Keep sending me your experiences!