Fatherhood Prison Ministries Fellowship

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Audio Bible Teachers

The matriarchal family structure usually still exists in remote rural areas of Africa, giving satan easy rule over the people through discord, the absence of fathers in the lives of young children and witchcraft. Christianity and civilization have hardly reached those rural areas yet, so that life there has changed so very little.

African people are relational people as children seldom have had a father who has been involved in their daily lives. It causes girls as they grow up to be extremely relational and men to become oriented more relational than capable of running businesses or governments. It was also a problem in olden days of Israel, why God spoke in Malachi 4 verses 5 and 6: “Watch now, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord, and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” Because African people are so strongly relationally oriented, they are eager to get to know their God and His will for their lives when given the opportunity, and Father God is stopping their curse in time.

Most African prisons are rarely visited and so, the 90% of inmates who come from remote rural areas have remained isolated from their God, remembering only satanic witchcraft influences in their lives. This is why Father God caused Kees Hoek to focus on Audio Bible Teachers in prison-ministry so that these ABTs could provide inmates with about two years of teachings to get to know their heavenly Father. And now bringing these ABTs into remote rural areas with only oral people, fills a huge spiritual need. Now, for so many Africans “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”

The Audio Bible Teacher is a solar powered audio player, with programming designed by Fatherhood Prison Ministries Fellowship, and manufactured by Kivah, an NPO division of Microtronix Mfg. of Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The player has proprietary software and cannot be reprogrammed for other uses.

Since 2012 the ABT has been provided for free in prisons and remote rural areas of Africa. Inmate Jane from Zambia wrote: “I have loved the Audio Bible Radio because it has helped me to understand the Bible, since it is difficult to read the Bible page by page. But as for the Audio Bible Teacher, I can listen to it through hearing the voice, and where I am not clear, I usually rewind so that I can understand more.”

A Chaplain from a Malawi prison wrote:
“Pastor, the introduction of those Audio Bible Teachers to the prison has had many advantages for the prisoners: The good understanding of the bible since it is in our local language for the benefit of those illiterates. The introduction of study groups for bible lesson discussion. The machines have user friendly features, solar power / quick search of chapters, just to mention a few things that don’t require much effort. Praise songs, and many more that we did not have before the Audio Bible Teacher.”

*lessons only. There are other websites and apps for downloading bibles.