ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Look around … everywhere you go, people are on their cell phones, chatting with others, playing video games and texting their friends.
In fact, texting is now one of the most common ways to communicate. In the U.S. alone, people send around 530 million text messages every single day.
Faith Comes By Hearing, the world’s foremost Audio Bible ministry, is now using text messaging to deliver God’s Word in audio.
By texting “BIBLE” to 80672, people can have the encouraging Word of God sent directly to their mobile phone. Once subscribed, people will receive a chapter a day of the Audio Drama Bible. In less than a year, people can listen through the entire New Testament.
“The cell phone is a perfect way to deliver God’s Word,” said Troy Carl, national director for Faith Comes By Hearing. “What do you do with a phone? You put it to your ear and listen. Phones are inherently made for listening, so it just makes sense.”
Carl said people can easily get into God’s Word wherever they are.
“Now you can listen to God’s Word while getting ready for your day, while commuting to work or walking to class,” Carl said. “Every day you get a text message containing a link that contains a chapter of the Audio Drama New Testament.”
Faith Comes By Hearing launched this outreach effort because of the potential number of people that can only be reached through mobile devices.
“Mobile phone distribution is a critical element to spreading the gospel,” said Carl. “Here in the U.S., and worldwide, cell phones are actually growing at a more rapid rate than internet access and capability.”
“Research shows more than 298 million people in the U.S. own cell phones,” he said. “That’s not the future; that’s right now. We can reach millions of people with the Word of God right now.”
In 2009, the ministry will add over 300 languages to this new text messaging outreach.
Standard text messaging and data transfer rates apply as provided in your wireless plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details). For more information, please contact Faith Comes By Hearing at 800-545-6552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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