In 2014, a video circulated online of Christians in China receiving a suitcase of Bibles—possibly smuggled in from another country. As they open God's Word for the first time, some shout joyfully. Others press their face to the pages and wipe away tears. One woman, clutching her new Bible, says tearfully, "This is what we needed the most."
The average American household has 4.4 Bibles available in multiple translations, while an estimated 114 million people do not have access to the Bible in their own language at all.
For years, missionaries have struggled to get Bibles across borders and into the hands of those who need them the most. But the Leading The Way Navigator—a solar-powered audio device featuring Dr. Michael Youssef's messages and the Bible in dozens of languages—is revolutionizing mission work in some of the hardest-to-reach places on earth.
One Navigator distribution partner in South Sudan says, "The Navigators have been a huge blessing and played an integral part in spreading the Good News to Muslim people. With the help of the Navigator, our team led 47 Muslims to Christ."
The Navigator is also helping pioneer entire church-planting movements in areas previously untouched by the Gospel. Two missionaries share the impact:
"We are starting to see fruit in the unreached Roma community. . . .This is a completely unreached group."— ERINA, ALBANIA
"We are working with a group of gypsies who live in shacks and have no electricity. They are illiterate and the audio Bibles are the only way for them to hear the Word of God."— FLORA*, KOSOVO
For the millions of souls who yet hunger for God's Word, the Navigator is the perfect tool to reach them. The Navigator is solar-powered, durable, small, easy to conceal, and simple to use. Together we are reaching remote regions with no electricity, areas with high illiteracy rates, and closed countries where Bibles are forbidden.
Thank you for partnering with us so that millions more can "taste and see that the Lord is good"(Psalm 34:8).
*Name has been changed for her security.