|You've Got the Time (To Listen to the New Testament During Lent)|
|Written by Sherry|
|Tuesday, 24 February 2009 12:07|
On this beautiful Mardi Gras Day (brilliant sun and 60's here), comes word of a most encouraging ecumenical Lenten initiative in Houston.
Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Houston is encouraging parishes to participate in You've Got the Time, a city wide, inter-denominational campaign to listen to audio recordings of the New Testament during Lent.
The program is simple . . .Faith Comes By Hearing provides free Audio Bibles for every man, woman and child in their church or parish. Church leaders then challenge their congregations to listen through the entire New Testament – 28 minutes a day over a period of 40 days. After listening, churches receive offerings to support recording the New Testament in the heart languages of poor and illiterate people around the world.
This is part of the Archdiocese' year long campaign, The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.
So far more than 50 parishes have signed up to listen to the whole New Testament in the New American version.
You've Got the Time is a project of Faith Comes by Hearing, a evangelical group that is committed to offering the Bible in a format that will connect with the world's 50% illiterate population. Looking for an audio New Testament in Tiv or