What exactly does E-Tech Missions do?
Our priority is to place audio bibles in the hands of people who live in oral cultures and have little access to God's word in their own language. In oral cultures, the bible is a book full of confusing marks and symbols to someone who cannot read. This is why it's essential to give them scriptures in audio format, (so they can listen), and in their heart language, (so they can understand). We also arrange mission trips for distribution, evangelism, and showing the Jesus Film in their heart language. Our work is directly connected and in partnership with missionaries and nationals who have church planting strategies already established on the field.
What is an "audio bible"?
We use two types of "audio bibles" in our project requests. First, there is the "solar player." For this device, we pay a fee to have the New Testament downloaded in the heart language of the people group we are trying to reach. We prefer the solar player because no batteries are required and it recharges using the sun. Secondly, we also download the New Testament in various heart languages on 2GB micro-sd cards, these cards are then distributed among those with cell phones.
How much do you pay for the audio bibles?
Depending on the volume ordered, a solar audio bible typically cost $22 to $25 with shipping considerations. A micro-sd audio bible can normally be purchased and downloaded for around $4 - $5 each, depending on the quality of the micro-sd card. This does not include the cost of mission travel and actual distribution cost. We never charge others for audio bibles, the point of our ministry is to provide these resources to those in need, absolutely free.
Who receives the audio bibles?
When a "project" is funded, we make arrangements for the missionary, evangelist, pastor, or church planter to receive the audio bibles that were requested for their people group and country. This means we may have to personally deliver them or send them through another trusted source. We also travel to people groups ourselves with the purpose of audio bible distribution. Our audio bibles are not distributed in America but are used exclusively in other countries. Our highest priority goes to people groups who have little or no access to God's word otherwise.
What is an "audio bible project"?
Every project is in partnership with national Christians or other mission organizations who have established church planting strategies already in place. Each of their request must be verified and approved for project consideration. If approved, the project goes on our website for promotion and funding from supporters like yourself. Because of already established relationships, we are confident that the ministry leaders behind our projects are trusted stewards. Established strategies for discipleship and follow up are other major considerations in deciding which projects will be approved and promoted through our ministry and website.
Who can fund a project?
Anyone can fund a project. Projects will range from small to large and can be funded individually or as a group or church. All it takes is one person willing to lead the process. If you are interested in sponsoring a project and need time to raise the money, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will show the project is currently being sponsored until the money is raised. This is a great way to mobilize your youth, small group, or church on behalf of missions and the least reached.
What is your greatest need?
Naturally, we covet your prayers. We need prayer partners who will make one of our projects a "prayer project" from beginning to end, this includes not only prayers for funding but for the salvation of many who will become faithful disciples of Jesus as a result of hearing His word. Prayer is where ministry really begins.
We also need financial partners who will commit to give on a monthly basis. While project funding covers actual resources, monthly partners allow us to operate day to day and fund the cost of overseas travel and distribution. The most efficient manner to do this is choose the "monthly" giving option found on our Donation page. There isn't a gift, no matter the size, that goes unnoticed. We understand that it's a choice, and we are very thankful that you would choose us.
Is my donation secure, and tax deductible?
Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else. E-Tech Missions is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.