Scripture Comforts Grief-Stricken Listening Group in Cameroon

“That voice in the audio Bible was as if God was talking to me.”

People in Central Africa long to hear about God's love for them and his plan for their lives. Lanna*, who lives in Cameroon, is one of those people. Her husband was transferred to a job out of town and had to spend many nights away from home.

Around the same time, Lanna’s baby passed away. She sank into a deep depression. “I lost my baby and I was traumatized, and my husband was not there,” Lanna says. “It was a very difficult time, and I thought I would die.”

Gratefully, Lanna began attending an audio Bible listening group in her small town. “While I was listening to the Word of God, I was comforted,” she says. “That voice in the audio Bible was as if God was talking to me.”

Sianga*, who introduced Lanna to the listening group, has also found healing through the Bible. “A family friend died by drowning. That made me feel isolated and depressed,” Sianga shares. “I’ve made a lot of changes after listening to the Word. If I didn’t have the Word of God, I wouldn’t be the same as I am today and my life would be a failure.”

In Lanna and Sianga’s home nation of Cameroon, there are more than 200 different ethnic groups. Using audio listening groups, American Bible Society engages people in Scripture in a language and format they can understand. We are grateful for financial partners who make this possible through their faithful support.

*Names changed to protect identity.

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