Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Rwanda’s Children find Hope in Daily Audio Bible Classroom Project
By Michael Ireland
Senior International Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
SPRING HILL, TN (ANS) -- A summer project has united a Nashville community who came together to build a state-of-the-art classroom that is being shipped to Rwanda.
In an effort to unite and engage the local community in their hometown of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Daily Audio Bible announced in May a monumental community project that would allow volunteers to literally change lives on the other side of the planet.
On July 9th, the container was picked up by a truck headed for Memphis, where it will be placed on a train headed to Savannah, Georgia. From there, it will be loaded onto a cargo ship headed to Africa.
“The classroom will be a gift from the Daily Audio Bible and the people of Spring Hill, Tennessee,” said Brian Hardin, founder of Daily Audio Bible. “It’s a gift from our children to their children.”
“We thought this was poetic because Savannah was one of the largest slave ports,” said Hardin. “It was a port that literally dealt in human cargo, so for us, to be able to ship this gift back to Africa from this port felt appropriate.”
The container will eventually arrive in Butare, Rwanda, where in October, Daily Audio Bible team members will arrive to set up the classroom and serve those in need in the land torn by genocide.
"This was a lot harder than we thought it would be, but in hindsight, that seems appropriate,” Hardin said, adding: “Things that are built to last take time, and I believe as much was built inside the community as was built into the walls of the classroom.
“Our love and hearts are in that place and I pray that love comes rushing out into Rwanda when the doors swing open on the other side of the world."
With over 1.5 million listens monthly and nearly 52 million downloads, Daily Audio Bible is one of the most-listened-to podcasts in the world.
Created by Hardin in 2005, Daily Audio Bible is one of the world wide web’s biggest success stories, and is now available in five languages, including the newly launched Arabic format. For more information, visit www.dailyaudiobible.com.
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