You Blessed His Community
Thirty years ago, the Hufi* people in South Asia had no Scripture. Today, Hufi believers like Arush* rejoice to finally possess God’s Word in their own language!
Arush grew up in a Christian family in South Asia. But when he was young, he didn’t care much for spiritual things. When he was 19, Arush beheld the beauty of Christ’s love and mercy and became a follower of Jesus. He joined his church’s youth group where he learned more about the Lord.
“Though I accepted Christ as my Savior,” Arush confesses, “I never thought to serve him. But then a miraculous incident changed all my perspectives on life.”
Along with his youth group, he began a prayer chain. Through their prayers, God brought many youths to Christ. Forsaking their bad habits, they surrendered their lives to Jesus. Praise God!
Meanwhile, Arush worked as a school teacher, and God helped him teach Bible stories to his students. After a few years, he resigned, and the Lord gave him a burden to serve his Hufi community. He ministered to the youth until he met one of the Hufi translators who had translated the New Testament into their language.
Arush asked the man to let him know if an opportunity arose where he could help. Later, he met the same man in a meeting. The translator explained that the translation team was planning to record the printed Hufi New Testament and needed voice characters.
Arush immediately offered his help and auditioned. He was given the narrator’s role. “I was so blessed to [be able to] give my voice for the narrator’s role. This is just a small beginning, but I thank God for this opportunity, and I am happy that through my voice giving, I can minister to the Lord.” Arush’s prayer for his people is that they will use the Hufi audio Bible, and it will be a blessing to hearers.
The translation team believes this audio version of the Bible—which you made possible—will benefit the Hufi speakers greatly, because they’ll be able to use it individually, for Bible study groups and evangelism. It will also enable community members who don’t read to hear the gospel in their local language, be transformed, grow in their knowledge of Scripture, and glorify the Lord.
*Names have been changed for security reasons.