Haitian Earthquake Survivors Get Solar-Powered Bibles

Reported by Reuters via news.au.com:

ProclaimerAs international aid agencies rush food, water and medicine to Haiti’s earthquake victims, a US faith-based group is sending Bibles to Haitians in their hour of need.

Not just any Bible.

These are solar-powered audible Bibles that can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time.

Called the “Proclaimer,” the audio Bible delivers “digital quality” and is designed for “poor and illiterate people”, the Faith Comes By Hearing group said. According to their website, the Proclaimer is “self-powered and can play the Bible in the jungle, desert or … even on the moon!”

The Albuquerque-based organisation said 600 of the devices were already on their way to Haiti. It said it was responding to the Haitian crisis by “providing faith, hope and love through God’s Word in audio”.

With tens of thousands of Port-au-Prince residents living outdoors because their homes have collapsed or they fear aftershocks from last week’s quake, the audio Bible can bring them “hope and comfort that comes from knowing God has not forgotten them through this tragedy”, the group said.

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  • Daniel

    Yeah… they don't need food or shelter or police to stop the marauding gangs…. they need Solar powered bibles. I wonder how much these things costed and how much money they could have put into food, medicine, water, or even mercenary defenders.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    i bet these things are stripped for parts inside 48 hours.
    is it any wonder large portions of the world think we're all jack asses?
    we could have been helping haiti for years for not much money, but we
    wait for a disaster and send f***ing talking bibles

  • Word Eater

    Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.

  • jesus effen christ

    oh thank god if i was homeless starving and injured thats what i would really want a solar powered bible ? unreal that is a christian push the agenda before helping bravo congrats this one takes it the crusades are over stop who cares convert the people who cant read and write lol is that what its down to? easy to control i guess shame shame shame ….

  • dumbsaint

    Does it also play '500 miles'?

  • MarianoApologeticus

    Am I understanding this correctly?
    For the past few years atheists worldwide have literally wasted enormous amounts of money during times of recession, war and poverty not in helping anyone in any material need but in order to purchase bus ads and billboards attempting to demonstrated just how clever they consider themselves to be; and now they want to become the charity police—please!
    Futher dissection of this particular atheist hypocrisy here.

    • Captain Obvious

      Go to almost ANY European Cathedral and visit its treasure room. Look at the gilding; look at the jewels. Then come back and complain at “atheistic waste.”

      Hell, look at the modern day tithes that are squandered paying for churches to expand and hold TAX-EXEMPT rock concerts in their 20,000 seat megachurch auditoriums. So you need to pay in order to be saved? Only with religion do you have the group that cuts your finger telling you that only the band-aid that they sell will heal you.

      <INSERT EYEROLL HERE>

  • http://www.jewellerytips.com/ Jewellery Tips

    I think I could have been helping Haiti for years for not much money.The solar powered bibles is too good because It can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time..

  • http://www.jewellerytips.com/ Jewellery Tips

    I think I could have been helping Haiti for years for not much money.The solar powered bibles is too good because It can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time..