The Unstoppable Power of God's Word: 2016 in Review
November 28, 2016
For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- Hebrews 4:12
Each year, when we reflect back on the wonderful things God has accomplished through the worldwide ministry of Thru the Bible
, we know that it is only because of the power of His Word. Let’s rejoice together as we look back at just a few of the many wonderful highlights of this past calendar year:
Tenth 5-year cycle begins!
In April 2016, we aired the first program of the tenth Bible Bus journey through the entire Word of God. Many longtime listeners were excited to start the journey again, and we heard from those new to the Bible Bus about their excitement to travel the pages of Scripture with us. What a great testimony to the timeless power of God’s Word!
TTBinMyLanguage.com surpasses 95 languages.
There are now more active mobile devices than there are people on our planet! While this does not mean that everyone on Earth has a mobile device, it provides important perspective on the staggering growth of these communication tools. As use of mobile devices and the Internet increase, we want to be able to offer people easy access to Dr. McGee’s teaching in a language they understand. TTBinMyLanguage.com
and its companion apps for Apple and Android devices
are enabling us to do just that. With more than 95 languages available, we can reach huge numbers of people with the Word of God.
Listener Testimony Line launches.
One of the hallmarks of our ministry is hearing from our listeners, whether they live in South Dakota or South Korea, Indiana or India! We love to hear how God’s Word is transforming people’s lives and helping them to meet their personal challenges. In early 2016, we gave our North American listeners a convenient way to share their stories with the introduction of our Listener Testimony Line. Simply call our regular toll-free number, 800-65-BIBLE, and follow the prompts. Who knows, we might even put your story on the air!
TTB now on 10 stations in Mongolia.
Just a few years ago, we went on air with our new Mongolian TTB broadcast. Our friends at FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) have continued to expand their network and informed us that starting this year TTB is now heard on 10 stations in Mongolia. This is highly strategic since thirty years ago there were almost no known believers in the country. Today there are tens of thousands, and they need grounding in the Word of God.
Arabic satellite TV begins 5th year of production.
What began as a pilot project in 2012 has grown into a huge and highly-effective ministry with programs airing seven times a day on three satellite networks covering huge parts of the globe. We receive many reports of Muslims putting their faith in Christ.
Solar Bible Bus introduced.
For some time, we have distributed our foreign language programs on these handy, solar-powered MP3 players for use in areas of the world where electricity is limited. This year we were thrilled to be able to offer these units to our North American listeners. See page 9 and the back cover for more details and how to get yours.
Isn’t it great to know of the many ways God is sending His Word to the corners of the earth? We can declare together that “the word of God is not chained.”
- Gregg Harris, TTB President
U.S. & Canada
Middle East & North Africa
C.I.S. & Russia