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Braille Evangelism Bulletin

 Since 1952 our organization has produced and distributed Bibles and Christian material in specialized formats of Braille, audio, and large print for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Faith is seeing light with your heart, when all your eyes see is darkness.

Picture: Mary Magdalene, Mary,Salome walking up to the bright empty tomb of Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, Showing Golgotha in the background.

Greetings Friends,

These past two years have been difficult times. But perhaps, finally, there are signs of hope. We continue to be grateful for your generosity and support. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be easing up and life seems to be getting back to a new normal. So many have been hoping and praying for a breakthrough when they would be free again. But from a faith perspective, isn’t that precisely the Easter story? Sometimes in life there are seemingly insurmountable barriers, walls of stone that are so high and wide that there seems to be no escape.

The Easter Good News asks us to reconsider the stone. On the first Easter morning, according to Mark’s detailed account, when the women disciples approached the tomb, “They were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll back the stone?’ But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had already been rolled back; it was very large.” When they looked in, they saw that the tomb was empty! And they were amazed! What happened to those first witnesses and then to the whole Christian community was what we celebrate with praise and thanksgiving as the first moment of Easter.

For a long time, I didn’t get it. I just assumed that the reason the angels rolled the big stone away was so that Jesus could get out of that tomb. But the truth I now know is that the stone was not moved away so Jesus could get out. It was so we could see in! Easter is seeing that where we expected to find death there is really new life. Easter is seeing with the eyes of faith, and then meeting the Risen Lord on the road, as the Emmaus story tells us.

This Lenten and Easter season, as the world struggles with so many nearly overwhelming threats to our way of life and our peace of mind, we are invited to find a quiet place in our hearts to meditate on the stone. As we wonder who will ever roll away the stone, we may be surprised and amazed to see that in God’s mysterious ways it has already happened. That the Risen Lord walking with us and the Spirit of God will show us the way.

By God’s grace, may this Easter be for all of us a remedy for our failures, a cause for new hope and a transformation into a deeper communion of love. We have been so blessed by God and you, our friends.

As you celebrate this Easter season, please prayerfully consider making a generous gift to Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association.

God bless you and your loved ones now and always!

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We have steadily been making additional audio Bible translations for the talking BibleCourier, increasing the number available from which users can choose – see list below.

This is tremendously valuable as our visually impaired BibleCourier users come from a spectrum of Christian faiths and span across the United States and several International Countries.

LBEA is a non-profit charitable ministry and is neither affiliated with nor funded by any church denomination.  Our outreach depends entirely upon the gifts of individuals, congregations, and organizations for funding.  I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting LBEA on an ongoing basis.

Again, thank you for your partnership in making a difference in so many people’s lives. We could not “Empower Lives with Sight for the Savior” without you!

Bible Translations Available for BibleCourier

Amplified Bible Classic EditionInternational Children’s BibleNew Jerusalem Bible
Amplified Bible EditionKing James VersionNew King James
American Standard VersionKing James with ApocryphaNew Living Translation
Bible in Basic EnglishThe Message BibleNew Revised Standard
Contemporary English VersionNew American Standard – 1977New Revised Standard, Catholic
Catholic Public Domain VersionNew American Standard – 1995Revised Standard Version
Christian Standard BibleNew American Standard – 2020Revised Standard with Apocrypha
Evangelical Heritage VersionNew English TranslationToday’s English Version
English Standard VersionNew International Version – 1984The Living Bible
Good News BibleNew International Version – 2011Tree of Life Bible
Holman Christian Standard BibleNew International Readers VersionWorld English Bible

Ways to give to LBEA

Thank you for partnering with LBEA to meet the need for specialized services to people who are blind and visually impaired.  To make a tax-deductible financial gift to LBEA:

Thrivent Choice | Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. No Transaction Fees.

When purchasing on-line through Amazon, please check out the option which gives a percentage to the LBEA ministry: