Faith Comes by Hearing donors continue to send BibleSticks to
"It's just a small digital audio device about the
size of a pack of chewing gum so soldiers can have the complete New
Testament in a dramatized format," explains Bill Lohr, who heads
the project. "They can have that and carry it with them
wherever they are and listen to it whenever they get a chance."
"It's been a project that's gone on since about 2008," he
continues, "and believe it or not, since that time, we have
deployed almost 235,000 units. And we continue to get requests from
chaplains for more military BibleSticks."
A form is included with the device, giving soldiers the
opportunity to provide a home address in the states so
that their families can receive additional materials from
Comes by Hearing.
"We will send the family an MP3 disc to play the audio Bible,
and we also have a kids' Bible that we send to their
kids," Lohr details.
His organization continues to get thousands of requests
from chaplains who say it is one of the most widely requested
items that they have ever had.
"We're also seeing this in Virginia hospitals dealing with
troops who are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress
disorder), and it's being used in a number of different ways for
our wounded warriors who are coming home -- some who have seen war
action over a decade," Lohr adds.
The BibleSticks are especially handy for people with
sight problems; they can plug it in and listen to the pure Word of