Wazala, part of Sat7 Arabic Christian television give advice on helping the persecuted church without putting others in danger:-
Can you put the audio bibles on your MP3 player?
to put these bibles on your iPod or iPhone, here’s some simple instructions:-
You can click from the blue diamond symbol, and select “show MP3 bible sets to copy” here you can see I’ve open this folder, you will need to open another folder which holds your iTunes music.
See the the red box I have highlighted? There is a folder in your “Music” folder (Windows Vista, 7 or 8) or “My Music” (Windows XP) you need to navigate to iTunes, then iTunes Media, then Automatically add to iTunes. This is the place to drag a single folder full of audio content to here.
Why is this? If iTunes has been configured correctly, it has already moved all the files into the main database of music. You will notice the folder called “Not Added” I think this is for tracks that are duplicate or corrupted.
Let’s open iTunes:-
I’ve opened up iTunes and I’ve highlighted the search I have done for the Turkish audio bible I have just copied. All the content has here cataloged with all my other music.
No extra software is needed, just follow these simple instructions:-
If you click on “Show MP3 file sets to copy” and also “Burn an MP3 CD”
We can copy the particular set using the DVD writer drive on most desktop computers and some laptop computers.
Drag the folder with language of your choice to the white space as shown
Click the Disc with pencil icon, as shown which is the third from the left.
When you have a blank disc in the drive, click OK
Don’t change any of the options or tick boxes.
Wait a short while…
You might need to reclose the DVD drive drawer….
I turn on my TV and the DVD player shows a folder on the disc….
Using my DVD remote I can easily select which verse to play…
So there you have it, you can supply an audio bible using my own computer to give to a friend or neighbor who doesn’t have a computer but would like to listen to the gospel on a normal television and DVD player.
This disc is not a normal audio CD but an MP3 CD, it may also be playable on some recent car CD players and some household hifi systems.
Many different organizations who have some kind of recording studio trust Audacity.
The great news is Audacity is included and can run straight off your Xbible USB flash drive. So if you are at a church meeting and someone has a word of knowledge or prophecy, or you need something taped unexpectedly, the church’s computer can be quickly set up to record important content at short notice.
It’s actually pretty simple to operate, just need to make sure you have the right input sources for recording.
More details of Audacity is here:-
Recently members of the Jews for Jesus ministry from their UK office had one of their members arrested and put in prison in Israel. He is released now but facing deportation.
Israel is the most democratic nation in the middle east and tolerates Christians but doing evangelism is frowned upon, although this is the first case we have seen of people being arrested for this.
We see that there is a reason for this, and the Lord is going to stir the nation where the Jewish Messiah is from and will return again one day soon.
The aggressive anti missionary Orthodox group “Yad L’Achim” who sometimes stalk and harass Christians and Messianic Jews outside their congregations have petitioned a member of the Israel government to stop missionary work against soldiers in the IDF. This group of religious bullies are part of the Chabad Lubavitch group who a largely follow a deceased Rabbi from New York who never visited Israel as their Messiah. See more here:- http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/281847#.UqTLLuIQQSN
Israel is a democracy and lets people practice which ever type of Judaism they want. For IDF soldiers to be denied to be heard about the greatest Jew whoever left is sad. So soon, we will provide the means for IDF soldiers to hear the gospel using an xbible USB flash drive in English or Hebrew.
Its a year since our Iranian/American brother in the Lord, Saeed Abedini was locked up for trying to set up an orphanage in Iran. We have never met him, but from hearing his testimony he is one of the more well known Iranian believers who abandoned a life of radical Islam for following Jesus.
The Evin prison just outside of Tehran is one of the toughest places imaginable.
Please do get involved with prayer and campaigning to get Saeed out of prison and back to his wife and children, and that ministry to Iranian people would continue.
whats in an X?
– X can be short of exchange. We hope the xbible project can be a perfect gift for someone curious about the teachings of Jesus, as well a instant messager app called ‘Pidgin’ acts as a one sized fits all messenger that works with MSN/ICQ/Google/Yahoo accounts to chat to people which could be a way to disciple and encourage someone finding about Christ who many not have a believing friend in their neighbourhood.
– X can be a kiss. Not always as awkward as you think. In some cultures, men can often kiss each other on the cheek, quite common in Arab culture you see a father and son, brothers or close friends do this in much of the middle east. If you look at the writings of Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5 as an example.
– X can be a secret. The content on the xbible USB flash drive is protected by encryption, for situations where a bible is forbidden, often in Islamic or Communist states.
– X marks the spot. In a place where there may no distribution channels for bibles, a bible might feel like a treasured possession for some believers, like in say, China.
– X is a crude abbreviation. Its all used in a tacky shortening of words like Xmas and Xtian, its not my favourite way of abbreviating Christ. Turn your head 45 degrees and it looks like a cross though.
– X can a multiplication symbol. The number of believers in Jesus in many Islamic countries like Iran or Afghanistan has increased exponentially in the last 30 years, more coming to Christ than the whole history of Islam!!!
The xbible actually is named that for the temporary drive X: made when its ran on a regular Windows PC.