Arthur Shaw – April 2012
Arthur Shaw became blind at the age of seven. He later regained his sight only to lose it completely and permanently less than a year later. Holding to the above verse, Arthur has kept a positive and encouraging spirit despite the difficulty he has faced. Seeking to better himself, he attended a School for the Blind where he learned to read Braille and he continues to attend Bible courses when they are offered.
“You are such a blessing and tell everyone who helps with Aurora Ministries that they should never give up either. You reach so many people.”
Having recently received a digital audio Bible from this ministry, Arthur told us it “brought (him) out of the darkness and into the light.” He now enjoys having independent access to God’s Word and uses it to prepare for Wednesday night Bible studies at church.
Arthur often speaks of how far the Lord has brought him in his walk and what an important part his audio Bible has played in his growth. He has asked that we convey his gratitude to our generous supporters, like you, who helped make it possible for him to have his own Bible.
Did you know, not only do we serve individuals like Arthur, who are qualified as blind or visually impaired, but we also provide Audio Bibles to those who are qualified as “print-handicapped”? Print-handicapped simply refers to those whose vision may be fine but who can no longer hold and manage books … sometimes, these are people who struggle with cancer, those who suffer with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Downs Syndrome, Paralysis, and others.
“I am writing to say how much I appreciate your sending the Bible to me. This has been a real blessing.
I am a quadriplegic since 1975 and a Christian so being able to listen to the Scriptures is wonderful. I do have a automatic page turner, but many days I must stay in bed twelve or more hours and cannot be up to use it.
May the Lord bless your ministry for indeed His Word is the means by which men can be reached and born into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Being able to get a copy of God’s Word in an audio format is such a vital and appreciated service for those who have no other means to access a Bible and, in many cases, would not be able to afford one.
In fact, this year your gifts to Audio Bibles for the Blind have helped produce and send over 2,000 Audio Bibles all across the world! There are no words to describe our gratitude for your financial support. Thank You!