Childhood blindness is increasing at a staggering rate. One child goes blind every 60 seconds.
Children (ages 15 and under) who suffer severe visual impairment, number an estimated five million worldwide. In the United States alone, an estimated 95,500 children and youths are severely visually impaired while over 55,000 are legally blind.
Aurora Ministries’ Audio Bibles for the Blind has made it our goal to provide the opportunity for visually and physically impaired persons to hear the Bible in an Audio format. For three decades we have had this privilege of producing the Bible not only in English, but also in over 70 additional languages! And now, we have had the further privilege of producing a children’s Bible tailored specifically to the many visually and physically impaired children who have desired to listen to the words of the Bible in a way they can easily understand.
Aurora attends many exhibits and conferences in support of the visually and physically impaired. We have had the opportunity to interface with the professional men and women, such as, general practitioners, ophthalmologists, optometrists, internists, physical therapists, social workers, teachers, librarians, counselors, and hospice providers who care for these individuals. Consistently, professionals and parents had said to us, “I wish you had something for my child”. We are delighted to be able to say, “now we do”!
We have had the opportunity to record and complete the production of the International Children’s Bible (ICB) which is published by Tommy Nelson, the children’s division of Thomas Nelson Publishers.
A great thrill for us at Audio Bibles For The Blind is to have the entire International Children’s Bible i
n place specifically for children. We thank God for the sacrificial volunteering of Dave Carlson from TransWorld Radio (TWR). Mr. Carlson was a longtime missionary statesman with TWR and was gracious to come into our recording studio and record the children’s New Testament.
David Carlson, along with his daughter Karen Avella, were our special narrators for our first ever children’s devotional written by Dr. John MacArthur – “A Faith to Grow On” published by Tommy Nelson.
The provisions are now available to any blind or print-handicapped child in need. Audio Bibles For The Blind is deeply committed to provide children with the resource of God’s Word through audio. We also believe God will richly bless our endeavor to present the Bible for these young ears and hearts. Pray with us, please, that God enables us to get the right Audio Bibles into the right hands in precisely His right timing.