Many prisons where we work are low bandwidth environments - there's no technology, and little to no electricity. We imagined a program that could thrive in these spaces, to help men and women further engage with the Word of God in a meaningful way. Our friends at Faith Comes by Hearing joined us in that prayer, and The Listener's Way is the fruit of that prayer.
This powerful program is our volunteer-led, small group, in-prison offering that provides gospel films and audio Bible translations in each prisoner's heart language. Prisoners watching and listening to the Bible in their native tongue -- sometimes for the first time -- will have an opportunity to engage with the Word of God in a new and powerful way. With your support, we plan to expand this program to 65 countries and 770,000 prisoners.
1.5 billion people across the globe still do not have access to God's Word in a format that they can understand and engage with, making it difficult to internalize. Because our partners at Faith Comes By Hearing have translated the Gospel into more than 1,700 languages, we are able to offer the Word of God to even more prisoners, allowing them to intimately connect and resonate with the Bible in their heart language. When God speaks in the language of a prisoner's heart, it has power to bring transformation.
Allow prisoners to more deeply connect to the Bible
Increase access to God's word and Scripture
Empower prisoners to hear from God in their native tongue
By giving a gift through The Listener's Way, you are bringing God's Word to prisoners across the globe so that they may find transformation in His good news.
Prisoners watch a 20-minute, cinematic film of Luke chapters 4-5 and are invited to participate in the program
Small groups of participants gather for eight weeks to hear the book of Luke narrated in their heart language and discuss what they feel after each session
Participating prisoners are honored at a group ceremony and receive a certificate of completion
With audio recordings and gospel films in thousands of languages, we have the opportunity to reach millions of prisoners with the Good News of the Gospel, in their heart language. By sharing the hope and message of Jesus, this program can lead to the transformation of prisoners, prisons and entire communities.