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Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association 
Empowering Lives with Sight for the Savior 

"And that having the eyes of your heart full of light, you may have knowledge of what is the hope of his purpose, what is the wealth of the glory of his heritage in the saints." (Ephesians 1:18 BBE)


The Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association (LBEA) is a non-profit ministry, founded in 1952 by the blind Lutheran pastor John Gustav Erickson. Its mission is to provide Scripture and other Christian materials to blind and sight impaired persons all over the world. The ministry is evangelical in its thrust and was begun and continues to be centered around its motto of "Empowering Lives with Sight for the Savior." Today, under the leadership of the Pilots, LBEA searches for every way it can to fulfill its mission to communicate the message of Christ in braille, large print, audio CD, and also in digital format through the popular hand-held talking BibleCourier, which now comes with rechargeable batteries, a builtin speaker and a powerful Word Search Function. Your BibleCourier will contain one complete Bible and a whole Bible commentary and Bible dictionary or two different complete Bible versions in one BibleCourier unit along with a KJV concordance, a Glossary of terms and other study aids, all at an affordable subsidized cost.


LBEA publishes a braille magazine called "Tract Messenger" which is sent free of charge to hundreds of blind persons through out the United States and in more than thirty overseas lands. It also publishes The "Christian Magnifier" in either large print or on audio Compact Disc, which it sends six times each year to thousands of sight impaired persons all across the globe.


We ask your support for this important ministry to the blind and sight impaired first of all with prayer. Prayer power is one of the strongest forces God has given us. Please pray regularly for LBEA. Second, we ask that you support this ministry with your financial gifts. LBEA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity. We are neither affiliated with nor funded by any church denomination. We depend entirely upon the gifts of individuals, congregations, and community groups to fund this work.

Gifts from individuals in any amount, including bequests and gifts of stocks, are also needed so that we can continue "Empowering Lives with Sight for the Savior" in the months and years ahead.

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Copyright Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Revised: June 2016