Hello TTW Family! Hope you are enjoying the season now that no one can give you grief for drinking a pumpkin spice latte – as it is officially autumn!
For years, Through the Word has partnered with the team at YouVersion, providing audio guide reading plans for the Bible App. Many of you have found us through YouVersion, and we love being a part of what God is doing through YouVersion. We have 50 plans on the YouVersion App, and our Start plan has now been translated into 23 languages – including Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Afrikaans, Mongolian, and even Ukrainian! We want to thank YouVersion – they have helped us reach millions more than we could alone. TTW listeners have already completed 2.5 million reading plans on YouVersion!
Our team was recently in Oklahoma to visit with YouVersion, to discuss a new aspect of the partnership. While we can’t share yet what is going to be happening, we can share that we are super excited for a new feature coming out in just a few months! Stay tuned – we’ll keep you posted as soon as we can!
Another TTW Family Testimony
Jill from Cincinnati writes:
My story may not be different from many. I’ve been in church my entire existence. From womb till now, 36 years. I’ve taught bible school classes for about 15 years, lead small groups, and rarely miss a Sunday. As I started into my 30s, I realized I’ve never been without God, but I’ve never really had Him either. So I started searching. I started to use the Bible app on my phone. I would occasionally run into one or two devotions that made me think, but when it got to the part about reading scripture on my own I read the passages out of obligation, never because I wanted to. I didn’t understand it but felt it was a duty.
Fast forward a few years while still going through the motions of using my Bible App and using an ESV bible (because that’s what a book I read on reading the bible told me to do), I stumbled upon a Bible Basics plan. That seemed like a good place to start. I listened to the sample and was like, YES! This is what I’m looking for. I downloaded it and finished the plan pretty quickly and then went looking for another one just like it. Then it dawned on me to look for the actual app – Through The Word. From there my love for reading the bible has grown tenfold. I share pretty regularly with family members in our group text, and I’ve pointed several people to it on Facebook. I’ve finished many plans and am on my second Journey.
This app has grown my faith, my ability to share, and has helped me point my kids in the right direction when they too have questions. I finally enjoy reading the bible and I’m no longer going through the motions but living/ breathing The Word.
God Bless You All! (And go enjoy a fall beverage!)