Hearing God’s Word Changes Lives

By Michaela R

May, 2016: Women of the Paama language group in Vanuatu listen to a MegaVoice player while following the text in their newly dedicated print volume of the New Testament
May, 2016: Women of the Paama language group in Vanuatu listen to a MegaVoice player while following the text in their newly dedicated print volume of the New Testament
A young girl in North Tanna, Vanuatu, had often talked to her grandmother about Jesus and asked her to come to church. Her grandmother, who had followed the traditional religion from childhood, refused.

Not long after the North Tanna New Testament was published in book form and on audio recordings, the elderly woman got her own MegaVoice player and, curious about the voices speaking her own language, started listening. One day the young girl came to visit her grandmother. She poked her head inside the hut and said, “Hello, Grandmother.”

Grandmother was intently listening to the New Testament on her MegaVoice. “Shhhh. Be quiet,” she cautioned. “I’ll talk to you later. Right now I’m having my worship time.”