LINCOLN, NE, 19 October 2018 — Christian Record Services for the Blind in collaboration
with General Conference Special Needs Ministries publicly announced, at Annual Council in
Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 17, their joint endeavor to provide resources to individuals
with visual impairment in Divisions outside of North America.
“The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that people who are blind and those with low
vision not only need to be reached with the gospel but also empowered to use the spiritual gifts
God has given them,” said Larry Evans, Director of General Conference Special Needs
“We are delighted to be working with Larry Evans and the network of Special Needs Ministries
leaders to share the Blessed Hope to all people,” said Diane Thurber, President of Christian
Record Services, Inc..
Through this partnership, Division leaders can select services for their members* that range from
free access to Christian Record’s online library of many titles in several different formats,
including audio streaming, large electronic print, and refreshable braille. There are also two
additional service options with further products available to members with a fee scale based on
members served. The cost is significantly discounted for the additional service options and
products to contribute to the development and growth of ministry with people who are blind in
Divisions outside North America. All resources are provided without cost to the member.
Service option one provides the English Adult Bible Study Guide in braille or audio, and in
Spanish. Option two provides members the choice of subscriptions to magazines in audio,
braille, and large print.
Divisions may also order additional products in bulk, such as many books in both large print and
braille, Bibles, and the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. Christian Record is also able to facilitate
translation from text to braille in some languages. Costs vary, based on the project. The Division
service agreements will renew annually.