Audio Bible as a Father’s Day gift

An Audio Bible is a creative Father’s Day gift! MegaVoice Bibles are available in many languages and are ideal for the blind, frail,  illiterate and those travelling. No need for batteries! All are solar powered and rugged.  Prices range from R360 -00 for a New Testament to R410-00 for a full Bible.   Courier to destinations in South Africa is R100-00.   For more information visit www.megavoice.co.za and www.megavoice.com

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Man with an audio Bible in his hand.

18 June 2017

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MegaVoice Southern Africa Newsletter – November 2016

Southern Africa Newsletter November 2016
Dear Friends,

The year 2016 is soon to be history.  Let me take this opportunity to share with you what the Lord is doing through the MegaVoice audio Bibles.

We are in contact with more and more missionaries reaching out to the lost.  Our audio library has grown significantly and the search facility on the web has been improved.  In this year we have added the Envoy E series of players to our product range. You can read more about it below.

I want to thank you for praying for us and for the lost.  In Matt 9:38 our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ said: “therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (ESV)  We cannot all go to the ends of the world, but we can support those that do go.  In our day to day lives we all meet people that have not yet met the Saviour. We can share the Good News with them!

May you have a blessed 2017 and may you and your family continue in a closer walk with our Lord and Saviour.

Johan and Linda Grobler

Testimonies
Sometimes other’s zeal reminds us how much the Bible means to them when we realize that they went to great lengths and it took much dedication to obtain a Bible.  Early on 14 October I received 4 missed calls on my mobile phone in a short time span. I was exhibiting at a synod meeting and could not immediately attend to the call.  On calling back I learned that it was Bongani, a blind man who wanted to buy an audio Bible. He asked his sister Tembile to visit  the MegaVoice office in Pretoria to buy one. I called Tembile and gave her some directions, thinking that she would drive by car.  After some hours I received a call from her asking for more directions.  I then realised that she was heavily visually impaired and cannot read street names!  She came by taxi and the taxi dropped her off at the wrong location about 1 km from MegaVoice.  After searching in the area I found her and we went to the office. She bought an IsiZulu Bible for her brother.  Her joy overflowed when we gave her a complimentary Bible!  She hugged Linda in joy praising the Lord.  I took her to a nearby taxi rank where she took a taxi to her brother in Burgersfort, 312km from Pretoria. (The total journey to get the Bible was about 750km!)  It was good to see her praying while waiting for the taxi. I realise she spent a full day travelling and being exposed to dangers like exploitation to obtain the Bible for her brother.
Reaching the rest of the world

From the South African office we have now distributed audio Bibles in 25 countries! In the last 12 months we were in Botswana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia. We now have partners assisting in distributing audio Bibles in the Western Cape, Uganda and Zambia. There are still millions that have not yet heard the Gospel. There are many that need audio Bibles but cannot afford to buy their own.

Some Prayer Pointers:

  • Pray for Diana, Linda and Johan who are working the Pretoria office.  Gerald in Uganda, Herman and Helga in the Western Cape and James in Zambia.
  • Thank the Lord that we now have more than 35 MegaVoice Media Centers worldwide!
  • Pray for access to existing audio recordings of Bible scriptures. Pray that the relevant Bible Societies and organizations will agree on reasonable royalties.
  • MegaVoice is in the process of developing new products.
  • Pray that these projects will run smoothly and within budget.
  • Pray for missions organizations to have a vision to distribute the players.
The Envoy E Series

Technological advances make it possible to continually improve our Bible players. The new Envoy E Series have features like an improved memory capacity (up to 1600 hours of audio!), FM radio, Audio recorder, variable Playback speed, micro SD card that play any mp3 audio, secure content on the internal memory, flash light and more.
All our players allow you to easily navigate the Bible and set a bookmark. The bookmark allows you to continue listening where you switched the player off. when you later switch the player on.
The existing Envoy S and Envoy S Dual will still remain our main focus as they are ideal for the unreached in rural areas.
Testimony from a Refugee in Europe

One of the highlights in 2016 was to hear about a recent convert and believer in Christ in Europe who came from a Middle Eastern country.  He was trained in IT in the UK and after returning to his country he started a training centre.   A militant group warned them to stop training women, but they continued.  Some of his family members were murdered when they continued to educate and train girls and women.  He fled to Europe where a MegaVoice Bible was given to him by someone on a short term missions trip. He can now listen to the Word of God even while mingling among his fellow countrymen who still believe in a false religion.  His joy in the Lord is clearly visible and his face shines in spite of adversity.  Unfortunately for his own safety as well as the safety of his family who are still in the Middle East we cannot show his photo.  There are many who are in similar situations to Jeremy, who long to access the Word of God but cannot.

Christmas and 2017

With the festive season around the corner you may want to give a Bible or Bible Stories as a gift to family or friends.  Many grandparents are buying a Wildlife StoryTeller for their grandchildren.  You may also have some people in your employment that cannot read!

MegaVoice Website and Audio Cloud

The MegaVoice website has been upgraded and the vastly improved Audio Cloud is a searchable database of thousands of Scripture audio files for use on MegaVoice solar powered audio players https://audio-cloud.megavoice.com/search-audio-bible-content/   There is content in 4600 languages and about 13000 titles!

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Isaiah 40:8

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Kingfisher FM in Port Elizabeth – Johan Grobler interviewed by Ethan Black

Tembile and Bongani in the MegaVoice Newsletter
Tembile (visually impaired) and Bongani (Blind).

Ehtan Black at Kingfisher FM interviewed Johan on the afternoon of Thursday 1 December 2016.  Johan gave a brief history of MegaVoice and explained how the solar powered audio Bibles are enabling thousands to listen to the Word of God in their own language!  Johan also told the story of Bongani and his sister Tembile who went to great lengths to obtain an audio Bible. Read more about Bongani and Tembile in our November Newsletter (Click to download pdf version).

Kingfisher FM is a local community radio station in Port Elizabeth

Click to Listen to the interview
Click to Listen to the interview

 

THE COLOUR CRUISE

Presented by:
Ethan Black

What does The Colour Cruise have to offer? Good news, great music, interesting people! Meet those who make a difference in Nelson Mandela Bay by means of charitable projects or business innovation. Health, sports, inventions, weird news, politics, hot topics with a liberal helping of humour and opinion. Apologetics, discipleship, worship, evangelism and faith issues get relevant on this show.

www.kingfisherFM.co.za

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MegaVoice onderhoud op Tygerberg 104FM – Ester Kruger gesels met Johan in die program “Goeie Nuus”

Bybel is ons padkaart na die Ewigheid.   Ps 119:9 moedig die jongeling aan om sy pad suiwer te hou deur die Word van God.  Soos ‘n GPS ons help om by ‘n bestemming te kom so help die Word van God ons.

Die weeklikse radio program “Goeie Nuus ” op Tygerberg FM gee terugvoer en inligting rondom sending en evangelisasie. Die Here Jesus het vir sy dissipels die opdrag gegee om te gaan en dissipels te maak. Matt 28:19 – 20

19 Gaan dan na al die nasies toe en maak die mense my dissipels: doop hulle in die Naam van die Vader en die Seun en die Heilige Gees, en
20 leer hulle om alles te onderhou wat Ek julle beveel het. En onthou: Ek is by julle al die dae tot die voleinding van die wêreld.”

Ester Kruger aanbieder van die program Goeie Nuus op Tygerberg 104FM

Ester Kruger inspireer en lig die luisteraars weekliks in oor die uitbreiding van die Koningkryk wereldwyd. Sy voer gereeld kort onderhoude met sendelinge.

Dit was my voorreg om onlangs meer oor MegaVoice te vertel. Hier is ‘n kort uittreksel van die program met ‘n getuienis van ‘n man wat tot bekeering gekom het en as leek begin het om te evangeliseer. ‘n MegaVoice Bybel het hom gehelp om dit op ‘n meer Bybelse manier te kan doen.

Om na die boodskap te luister klik hier of klik regs en stoor om later te luister (3.8MB en ongeveer16 minute)

Luister na die onderhoud (2016-11-13 en herhaal op 2016-12-11)

klik en Luister na die onderhoud

Die program skedule is tans (13 November 2016) Sondag 12h00. Luister op die Internet of FM 104 MHZ in die Wes-Kaap.

Tygerberg 104FM

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Die Bybel vir vandag – Thru The Bible

Die program “Die Bybel vir Vandag” is deel van die wêreldwye bediening van Thru the Bible. Die studiereeks is oorspronklik deur Dr J. Vernon McGee ontwerp en is al in meer as 100 tale en dialekte vertaal en aangepas (14 tale op die MegaVoice spelers beskikbaar). Dit is ’n daaglikse radioprogram van 30 minute wat die luisteraar sistematies deur die hele Bybel neem. U kan meer van God se Woord leer deur na hierdie programme te luister. Ons beveel aan dat u ten minste na een program per dag luister, Maandae tot Vrydae. Indien u daarmee volhou sal u die hele Bybel in die vyf jaar bestudeer.

Meer detail oor die program:

Reference # B3576    Language (Eth code)  Thru The Bible
Afrikaans (afr)

Discipleship course from Dr Vernon McGee. A teaching from every book of the English King James Version of the Bible. This audio is available in 14 languages. The presentation is a long running study which can provide a detailed study of God’s Word for years to come.  Die Afrikaanse weergawe word is deur Dr Johan van Schalkwyk van die NG Kerk.

NOTA: Die audio is beskikbaar om op die MegaVoice spelers gelaai te word. Vir meer inligiting kontak ons en noem die verwysing # B3576 in u epos.

 Luister na ‘n voorbeeld.     Epos navraag

(541 Hrs) (6 GB)     Publisher: Thru The Bible
Die program pas goed in saam met ‘n volledige Bybel in Afrikaans op die Envoy E reeks spelers.
Envoy E Ember
Die MegaVoice Envoy E Ember met genoeg geheue vir ‘n Bybel en die 540 uur van Die Bybel vir Vandag, ‘n flitslig en microSD kaart.

“Padkaart na die Ewigheid” – Radio-onderhoud met Johan van MegaVoice – “So Stuur Ek Julle” – Radiokansel

Bybel is ons padkaart na die Ewigheid.   Ps 119:9 moedig die jongeling aan om sy pad suiwer te hou deur die Word van God.  Soos ‘n GPS ons help om by ‘n bestemming te kom so help die Word van God ons.

Die weeklikse radio program “So Stuur Ek Julle” op Radiokansel gee terugvoer en inligting rondom sending en evangelisasie. Die Here Jesus het vir sy dissipels die opdrag gegee om te gaan en dissipels te maak. Matt 28:19 – 20

19 Gaan dan na al die nasies toe en maak die mense my dissipels: doop hulle in die Naam van die Vader en die Seun en die Heilige Gees, en
20 leer hulle om alles te onderhou wat Ek julle beveel het. En onthou: Ek is by julle al die dae tot die voleinding van die wêreld.”

MurrayLouw - SAAWE - Radiokansel
Murray Louw aanbieder van “So Stuur Ek Julle”

Murray Louw inspireer en lig die luisteraars weekliks in oor die uitbreiding van die Koningkryk wereldwyd. Hy voer gereeld kort onderhoude met sendelinge.

MurrayLouw – SAAWE – Radiokansel
Murray Louw aanbieder van “So Stuur Ek Julle”
Dit was my voorreg om onlangs meer oor MegaVoice te vertel. Hier is ‘n kort uittreksel van die program met ‘n getuienis van ‘n man wat tot bekeering gekom het en as leek begin het om te evangeliseer. ‘n MegaVoice Bybel het hom gehelp om dit op ‘n meer Bybelse manier te kan doen.

Om na die boodskap te luister klik hier of klik regs en stoor om later te luister (3.8MB en ongeveer16 minute)

Deel een van die onderhoud (2016-10-02)

luister-na-onderhoud

Deel twee van die onderhoud (2016-10-09)

luister-na-onderhoud

Die program skedule is tans (2 Oktober 2016) Sondag 12h30 en herhalings op Dinsdae om 01h30 en Saterdae 16h00. Die program duur ongeveer 30 minute. Luister op die Internet of MW 657kHz.

luisternou

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Bibles-4-Christmas Outreach 2015

 Outreach2Africa-Logo

In support of Missionaries all over Africa. Helping God’s servants doing God’s work.

 
MegaVoice-Logo

Annual outreach to Ngamiland, Botswana.

Many have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11 ESV).  This December  Outreach2Africa and MegaVoice will join in providing printed and solar audio Bibles for the project in Botswana.

Blind and old Bushmen
Old people are often neglected and deserted!

In Ngamiland there are many people, and even whole families and cattle posts, without a single Bible or even a Bible book.  Most cannot read but can listen to the Bible!  The people are HUNGRY for the Word, as written in Amos 8:11. Please pray to the Lord about your participation in this project.  If possible, also ask your friends to join in. Every single Bible will make a huge difference in the life of the one who receives it. Even if there was a shop full of Bibles in each of the villages, the people would still not have had a Bible … it’s simply too expensive and few can afford a Bible.

IXgarrabep
Many children without basics

This year (2015) the annual Bibles for Christmas Outreach  is scheduled from 11 to 23 December.

Outreach2Africa’s mission is precisely to go where others cannot or will not go. Our dream is to collect funds for a 1,000 [one thousand] Bibles-for-Christmas to distribute to the Missionaries in Ngamiland. The Missionaries can then present a Bible as a Christmas gift to involved parishioners who do not own a Bible.

Children playing in dessert
It is not only a desert but also a spiritual desert without the Bible!

A 1,000 Bibles in an area where more than 50,000 people live, is not a lot – but it will make a huge difference to them. Just think, a Bible in an area where there are thousands of households where there is not even ONE Bible.

The Bible
The Bible in your heart language speaks to you!

We also promised to show the Jesus-film in Bushman language [! Xun-g] to the community at Tshodilo Hills. Our plan is to visit other cattle posts and show the Jesus-film and “Walking with Jesus” to the people and to share the Gospel with them.

Hut with sticks
Inadequate housing!

Your participation in this project will have eternal value for many in Botswana!     A Bible sponsored by you could be used by the Lord to change many lives.

Worship without the Bible
Worship without the Bible?

For every R350 donated we will be able to give a household of 6 to 15 people a rugged solar powered Envoy with the full Bible.  For R230  we can supply a New TestamentStory of Jesus or Look Listen and Live. This will change lives forever.

Thank you for prayerfully considering to help.

The table below give four options to be involved.  PayFast will require you to register, but it is a simple secure process!  Before transacting first activate your PayFast account by clicking on the shortcut link that will be sent to your email.  If you have used PayFast in the past you do not need to re-register!  Various safe and secure online payment options  like EFT, Credit Card, Debit Cards, Bitcoin etc are supported!

1

To buy one New Testament – R230
(US$16.73)

Buy
2

To buy one Bible – R350
(US$25.45)

Buy
3

To buy two Bibles – R700
(US$50.91)

Buy
4

To buy Five Bibles – R1750
(US$127.27)

Buy
5

To contribute R100 for logistics (travel cost)
(US$7.27)

Buy

For more information and to be updated on this project, please visit and like our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter to see some of the wonderful testimonies we receive.

You may also want to support the team  who has to drive to reach the people of Botswana. It’s a long road, about 4,000 km, the days are warm, around 40 degrees and its Malaria area.  The duration of the trip will be 11 days. The budget for the logistics is R9600.

Lady with red dress listening to a MegaVoice Envoy 2014
Woman listens to the Bible in her heart language!

Click here to contact us about receiving updates on this project by e-mail.

Please pray for the team going to Botswana!

www.outreach2africa.co.za   www.megavoice.com

Vrouens en Kinders met huisies in agtergrond
Poor communities cannot afford Bibles!

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We will be visiting the following towns and villages  Click on the names of the locations to see the route we are about to travel:

 

 

Pretoria   
Lobatse
Kang 
New Xanagas
Ghanzi
Dekar
Tsodilo
Shakawe
Kasane (Via Namibia)
Victoria Falls (Zambia)
Pandamatenga
 Pretoria

Bibles 4 Christmas Outreach2Africa - MegaVoice Route detail 20151211-20151223

Wildlife StoryTellers Comfort Orphans in Southern Africa

Give them something to hug and love that speaks to them in their own heart language from God’s Word. Give them a Wildlife STORY TELLER animal with audio Bible inside.   Many children are left with out parents as a result of HIV / Aids and other reasons.  Many suffer abuse of various natures. These children need love and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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Providing comfort and God’s message of hope to children in an orphanage in Bloemfontein South Africa. See the joy on the faces! The children were very happy to receive the donation from a couple from the USA.

Wildlife STORY TELLERS — different soft, furry critters — share audio Bible stories with children and adults around the world in their own native tongue. The stuffed tigers, elephants, bears and others can be loaded with recordings in over 5,000 languages and dialects. When you place these animals in the hands of children and adults, it is a tactile reminder of God’s love.

More information on the Wildlife Story Tellers here.

Wildlife StoryTellers www.wildlifestorytellers.com a joint project of Global Recordings Network and MegaVoice 20131119
Wildlife StoryTellers www.wildlifestorytellers.com a joint project of Global Recordings Network and MegaVoice 20131119

MegaVoice op Radio Rosestad

Radio Onderhoud met Johan Grobler deur  Jeannette Geldenhuys
15 Mei 2015

Radio Rosestad het op Vrydag  ‘n kort telefoniese onderhoud met Johan Grobler oor die MegaVoice Media Sentrum vir Suider Afrika uitgesaai.  MegaVoice se Bybels in klank is ideaal geskik vir die wat nie kan lees nie.
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Johan het genoem van die volledige Afrikaanse, Sesotho en Engelse Bybels.     Jeanette het die luisteraars herinner dat dit ideaal is vir plaaswerkers.

Om na die boodskap te luister klik  hier of klik regs en stoor om later te luister (1.3MB en so 4 minute  35 sekondes.

Rosestad Luister Hier

Jeannette Geldenhuys
Jeanette Geldenhuys – Radio Rosestad

Die onderhoud is gelei deur Jeanette Geldenhuys.  Meer oor haar op Radio Rosestad se webwerf. Klik hier.

Rosestad 100-6 FM
Radio Rosestad 100.6 FM

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MegaVoice leads the industry with Intuitive Keypads

MegaVoice leads with a range of solar powered audio Bibles with Intuitive Keypads

In selecting an audio player the key layout is important. It is even more important if the users are not literate or visually impaired. The MegaVoice Envoy S launched early 2014 also introduced a very innovative concept in its keypad.   This is not the first MegaVoice player with raised-buttons, the old Ambassador also had raised-buttons.   As early as September 2012 MegaVoice introduced the innovative layout with the Envoy Micro.

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MegaVoice Envoy S Dual

The keys are raised to assist the blind.  Only about 12% of the blind can read Braille but the raised keys are very easy to feel and locate.

The layout of the keys are intuitive which means it is where you would expect them to be!

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The functions allocated to the keys on the Envoy S Dual

MegaVoice introduced its smallest digital audio player, the Herald. The Herald is lightweight and cost effective – ideal for teaching and training. Its intuitive, raised-button keypad makes navigating hundreds of hours of audio and Scripture content quick and easy – even for the elderly or blind.

MegaVoice Herald
The Herald

A solar powered audio player is much more than an ordinary commercially available mp3 player. For more information on these products please visit www.megavoice.com

References

1. “The new intuitive keypad for the visually impaired is a big hit!” – Our very own Darrel Templeton, at the NFB conference, Twitter, 11:26 PM – 3 Jul 2013, @MegaVoiceTweets, https://twitter.com/megavoicetweets/status/352538802167889920

2.  Audio Bibles for the Blind,  http://audiobiblesfortheblind.org/herald-mp3-player/ 

3. MegaVoice Releases Solar-Powered Envoy Micro Digital Audio Player with microSD Card, Sep 19 2012,  http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/3747920679.html

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