The TREASURE is a solar powered, solid state digital audio player developed by an American organisation – WORLD MISSION – with which ACGC’s International Missions Department has been partnering for some years.
World Mission currently has over 185 New Testaments recorded in an audio format that can be placed on The Treasures and are adding new fully recorded New Testament languages regularly. They have access to around 6,000 languages. As requests come in, more and more languages are being readied for The Treasure. In addition to dozens of audio New Testaments they also have access to literally hundreds of languages available in audio with messages ranging from popular Old and New Testament stories, the Story of Jesus and a favourite audio tool—God’s Story! God’s Story is an 80-minute audio panorama of the Bible. The above options may be bundled on The Treasure as needed. Each unit can hold more than 60 hours of audio material
The TREASURE can be used by evangelists, ministry leaders and church planters to share the Gospel message with those who cannot read or write or who do not have the Bible available to them in their own language or where there is no access to electricity to use other types of recording/playing devices.
The Guindy mission office has been holding a set of Treasures in the Hindi language for many months since the COVID-19 restrictions made it impossible to have them delivered to their final destination, the north Indian state of Bihar.
In early September, Sadhu Sundar Sing, principal of the Bihar Mission’s St. Xavier’s High School at Khagaria came to Chennai on family business. He gladly received the Treasures to take with him when he returned to Bihar.
Now God’s Word can continue to spread among the unreached people of Bihar.
Please pray regularly for the ministry in Bihar – for Pastor Paul Sundar Raj and his team of 17 pastors, and for the 55 teaching staff and 15 non-teaching staff at St Xavier’s High School in Khagaria. Many of the teachers are from Advent Christian churches in Chennai and see their positions in the school as missionaries as well as teachers. The school is highly regarded by the parents of the more than one thousand children who attend the school and is a useful bridge into the community for the outreach team.