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by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York
In the stream of goods that are pouring in to aid the relief effort in Haiti, one will certainly stand out--a solar powered audio Bible. Instead of food, water, or medical supplies, US faith-based group Faith Comes By Hearing has opted to send 600 audible bibles, which are currently en route to the Port-au-Prince.
Each of the units can broadcast the scriptures in Haitian Creole to an audience of up to 300 people.
Called the "Proclaimer," the audio Bible delivers "digital quality" and is designed for "poor and illiterate people," the Faith Comes By Hearing group said. It added 600 of the devices were already on their way to Haiti.
The Albuquerque-based organization said it was responding to the Haitian crisis by "providing faith, hope and love through God's Word in audio."
The group's website explains further, noting that they've already sent the "600 Proclaimers on their way through our ministry partner, Convoy of Hope. These portable, solar-powered Audio Bibles will be given to local pastors so people can hear God's Word in their own language--Haitian Creole."
Many churches have collapsed in Port-Au-Prince, and many that have not are still considered unstable, so sermons are being held outside.
Faith by Hearing says it is in the process of raising money to send 3,000 more solar-powered audio bibles to Haiti. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger