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davar

[dvar] noun

(1) what is spoken, and (2) what is done.


JESUS IS THE SAME YESTERDAY
AND TODAY AND FOREVER
HEBREWS 13:8

The world we live in is always changing. Technology moves us along at


increasing speeds and greater productivity. There is One Person who
never changes though, Jesus. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that He is the
same yesterday and today and forever. How gloriously comforting!
At Davar, we are seeking to change one critical reality. There are
people groups in our technologically advanced world that have not
heard God speak. They have no access to the Holy Scriptures in any
format. Because the vast majority of them are oral learners, Davar
seeks to provide them access to Gods Word in audio. We desire for
them to hear and engage with Gods Word, whether it is through a
set of Biblical stories or a full Bible recording. Working in conjunction
with donors and partners, we seek to bring the Spoken Word of God
to people groups without access today, wherever they might live. In
Psalm 8, David says, O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in
all the earth. May all people groups be able to hear those words and
express them back to God in glorious praise. Join me in breaking the
silence and enabling all men to hear and engage with the Word of God.

BRIAN SMITH, BOARD CHAIRMAN

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TIMELINE
OF CONTENTS
THE
WITHER
GRASS
AND
WILL
THE
TH E SA M E
FLOWER FA D E , Y EST E R DAY
BUT THE WORD YESTERDAYS TESTIMONY 4

OF GOD WILL HISTORY OF GODS WORD


TIMELINE OF DAVAR
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8

R E M A I N
FM AOT T RH E EW V E2 4R: 3 5
T H E SA M E
TO DAY
TODAYS TESTIMONY 10
MEASURING IMPACT 12
RECORDING PROCESS 14

TH E SAME UNIQUE APPROACH


DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES
16
18

I N T H E
FUTURE
OUR FUTURE TESTIMONY 20

T H E SA M E
DAVAR FUTURE TIMELINE 22
DEPARTMENTS FUTURE 24

FOREVER
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 26

ETERNAL TESTIMONY 28
OUR PARTNERS 30
BOARD & LEADERSHIP 32

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JESUS IS THE SAME
Y E S T E R D AY
This man paid for an audio player months ago and was waiting for a new supply to
arrive. After listening for a day, he could relay in detail, several stories about Jesus and
said, This is new talk, we crave this. God has mercy on us all. If he didnt, he wouldnt
have sent Jesus to get us back. So, we are those whom God has gotten back.

A small church group gathers around an audio player every Sunday. Instead of preaching,
the church leader plays the audio player. Formerly Scripture readings would be read in
the trade language and the leaders would try to explain its meaning. Now they can hear
it directly in their own language. Many have commented that the church came a long
time ago. However, Gods talk didnt go down deep, but now it does. It was hidden, but
now its been revealed.

One old woman said, You can have other Bibles, but this one pierces me. Im going
to keep listening at night until the battery light goes out.

One lady loved the story of Jesus calming the storm. She said, The disciples who knew
Jesus shouldnt have been afraid but they were. And we are like that too. Others
speak of stories in the Bible that they take to heart either as an example for how they
can live or an encouragement.

One woman said they play the audio player at night with all the children listening.
Then they turn it off and go to bed.

MACK AND DORIS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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GODS WORD PROMISED WORD
REVEALED IN through the PROPHETS

HISTORY Thus says the Lord God: None of my


words will be delayed any longer,
but the word that I speak will be
performed, declares the Lord God.
EZEKIEL 12:28
ETERNAL WORD
in the BEGINNING
In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the
Word was God JOHN 1:1

LIVING WORD
is JESUS CHRIST
COMMANDED WORD And with many such parables, He
through MOSES spoke the Word unto them as they
But the Word is very near you. It is in were able to hear it. MARK 4:33
your mouth and in your heart, so that
And the Word became esh and
you can do it. DEUTERONOMY 30:14
dwelt among us, and we have seen
His glory. JOHN 1:14

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COMMISSIONED WORD
t h ro u g h t h e A P O S T L E S
Go therefore & make disciples of all AVAILABLE WORD
nations, baptizing them in the name of for all to HEAR
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit Given that 80% of the worlds
MATTHEW 28:19 population do not read or prefer to
Now those who were scattered abroad listen, Davar Partners International
went everywhere preaching the word. creates high-quality versions of the
ACTS 8:4 Bible in audio in every language.

HEAVEN & EARTH


TRANSLATED WORD WILL PASS AWAY,
BUT MY WORDS
through the CHURCH
I perceived that it was impossible to W I L L N O T
establish the lay people in any truth
except the Scripture were plainly PASS AWAY
laid before their eyes in their mother M AT T H E W 24:35
tongue. WILLIAM TYNDALE

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GODS WORD FIRST AUDIBIBLE
MADE AVAILABLE DISTRIBUTED
THROUGH Understanding that 80% of the worlds
population do not read or prefer to listen,

D AVA R
Davar pioneered the solar-powered
Audibible device for all to hear the Word of
God in a language they can understand.

2009 2012

2010
D A V A R PA R T N E R S
I N T E R N AT I O N A L
F O U N D E D
Propelled forward after a season of prayer and FIRST RECORDING
decades of international experience in business
and global missions, a group assembled with P RO D U C T IO N
one goal to make the Word of God accessible Confronted with the glaring backlog of text
for people in every tribe, tongue, & nation. translations awaiting audio recording, Davar
recorded the Naro NT for audio distribution.

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FIRST INTERACTIVE
BIBLE DISCOVERY
T R A I N I N G A R E D E F I N E D
Desiring to engage oral learners meaningfully with
the Word of God, Davar developed IBD training in F O C U S
order to provide intentional discipleship resources After prayerful consideration and counsel
for those receiving audio Scripture. Since from the Board of Directors, Davar
inception, Davar has provided training to redened its mission to focus primarily on
approximately 3,004 individuals through IBD. recording audio Bibles in order to provide
all oral learners with access to the Word
of God in their own language by 2035.

2014

2013 2016
IBD TRAINING
N1 AUDIBIBLE DEVICE M A N U A L
INTRODUCTION D E V E L O P E D
Relaunching the solar-powered Audibible Solidifying the value and impact of IBD, DPI
device with more advanced updates, DPI dened the IBD training model for wider
continued to distribute the Word of God to distribution. Through IBD, DPI has raised four
oral learners worldwide. Since 2009, 177,683 individuals to the Master Trainer level,
Audibible units have traveled worldwide promising to multiply discipleship eorts far
with impact far beyond our understanding. beyond the scale of any one organization.

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JESUS IS THE SAME
T O D A Y
Igreet you in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ from Malawi, the warm heart of Africa.
Man of God, in regard to the additional audio Bibles that I need at the moment, it
is about 40 of them since I have created 6 more listeners clubs so far from last
year up to now. At the same time, let me thank you for supporting radio ministry.
The follow up is going on very well and the people are responding to our call. It is
quite amazing to see how Yao Muslims are coming to know Christ through the audio
Bible and many are enjoying the lessons more especially those of the HEALING
THE WOUNDED HEART. It is an encouraging to note that some of these want to
establish a Church in their village after they have listened to the Audio Bible. About
85 of them have said they have received Jesus Christ. At Chipande Village, about 50
members of Islam have joined the club. All of this is the result of the Audio Bible
lessons. There is an awakening among Muslims today. Please continue praying for
these so that many may come to Christ as result of our distribution of Audio Bibles.

AMOS, MALAWI

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M E A S U R I N G
SCRIPTURE DISTRIBUTION
SCRIPTURE PRODUCTION
SCRIPTURE ENGAGEMENT

BY 2016, DAVAR DISTRIBUTED IN 2016 DAVAR TRAINED


1 6 2 , 6 8 2 2,455 PEOPLE
AUDIBIBLE UNITS ATTENDED 13 AWARENESS
WORLDWIDE! EVENTS & CONFERENCES,
IN ADDITION, DAVAR UPLOADED AND CELEBRATED
10 NEW AUDIO RECORDINGS THE RELEASE OF AUDIO
TO THE DIGITAL BIBLE LIBRARY BIBLE PRODUCTIONS IN
10 DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES

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DAVAR STANDS IN AWE OF
HIM WHO HAS ALLOWED
US TO SHARE HIS STORY IN THROUGH PARTNERING WITH
114 NATIONS MICROTRONIX & SAAWE,
WITH MORE THAN DAVAR WILL EFFECTIVELY TRANSITION

8 MILLION SCRIPTURE DISTRIBUTION &


ORAL PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENTS
T H R O U G H 9 0 4 TO NEW MINISTRY ENTITIES
IN ORDER TO FOCUS MORE STRATEGICALLY
P A R T N E R S ON LANGUAGE RECORDING PROJECTS

BY 2016, DAVAR HAS DISTRIBUTED


AUDIO SCRIPTURES TO T W E N T Y
NEW PRODUCTIONS
271 LANGUAGES ARE SCHEDULED T0 BEGIN
IN 114 COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 2017
ALL OVER THE WORLD OFFERING FOR THE FIRST TIME
THE ETERNAL WORD OF GOD

IN 32 NEW
L A N G U A G E S
BY THE COMPLETION OF 2017

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RECORDING P R O J E C T
C O O R D I N AT I O N
P R O C E S S Valuing community input and cultural
sensitivity, Davar aligns with communities
in eld locations to audition local
narrators and train local managers
to oversee the recording process.

TEXT PERMISSIONS R E C O R D I N G
Partnering with Bible agencies and ministries in Using studio space in eld locations and local
the eld, Davar selects impactful language involvement, recording commences under the
translations to record audio Bibles and secures supervision of Davars highly-experienced
permissions from text owners to begin the process. production team.

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PROOF-LISTENING DISTRIBUTION
Handling the Word of God with utmost care, each Relying upon partnership with various
recording undergoes a rigorous editing stage.
agencies, church planting eorts, and ministries
Proof-readers simultaneously read and listen to
worldwide, Davar shares each recording freely
identify discrepancies between the text and recording.
Proof-listeners attend to the recording itself to ensure for wide distribution through web applications,
the highest standards of pronunciation and diction. devices, and SD cards.

M A S T E R I N G C O M M U N I T Y
Transitioning the project from the eld to Davars TRANSFORMATION
specially designed mastering studio in South Africa, Romans 10:15 proclaims, Faith comes by
highly-trained sound engineers ensure the audio hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
recording is of the highest quality for distribution Once completed, each language recording has
through various platforms. Proof-readers and the potential to transform the lives of those
listeners then re-check the recording a second time. hearing Gods Word for the rst time in a
language they can understand.
DAVA R
S T R AT E G Y :
OUR UNIQUE
A P P R O A C H
WE ARE MORE THAN A
SERVICE PROVIDER.

ORAL
LEARNERS

WHEN 80% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION


CANNOT READ, STRUGGLES TO READ, OR SIMPLY
PREFERS TO LISTEN, THEY CANNOT ENGAGE WITH
THE WORD OF GOD UNTIL THEY HEAR IT. DAVAR
PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL RECORDS SCRIPTURE
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OVER FIVE BILLION
PEOPLE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE
BIBLE IN A LANGUAGE THEY CAN UNDERSTAND.
RESEARCH
&DEVELOPMENT
EXPAND REACH
SERVE ORAL LEARNERS
THROUGH INNOVATION
DEVELOP ORAL TO AUDIO

PRODUCTIONS
DEVELOP FIELD TEAMS
RECORD AUDIO BIBLES
PRODUCE LIFE-GIVING CONTENT
UPHOLD ACCURACY & QUALITY

DISTRIBUTION
DIGITAL BIBLE LIBRARY
MICRO SD CARDS
MICROTRONIX
YOU VERSION
ENGAGEMENT
BROADCASTING
PROMOTE SCRIPTURE
EXPAND REACH & IMPACT

P U B L I C AT I O N S
PARTNER WITH MINISTRIES
SERVE ORAL COMMUNITIES
PROVIDE PERMISSIONS
MEASURE IMPACT

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QUALITIES OF
WE ARE
G LO B A L

We are one organization with a


diverse sta of employees, working
in Israel, South Africa, & USA.

WE ARE
WE ARE L O C A L
FOCUSED
We invite local partners to
We record the Bible, and we aim audition, train, and participate
to record the Bible in its entirety as voice talent, narrators, sound
in every spoken language. engineers, and eld managers.

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DISTINCTION
WE ARE WE
QUALITY L I S T E N

Adhering strictly to the European We welcome and rely upon local


Union Broadcasting Standards for input as we plan and carry out
mastering, each recording receives each project.
the utmost attention from our sta.

WE ARE
DIGITAL

As technology continues to
expand, we pioneer new
methods & build partnerships
to publish and broadcast
through various platforms.

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JESUS IS THE SAME
I N T H E F U T U R E

Hes working with solar Bibles, and hes also working with chips. Chips are super important for
people who work among the persecuted church in nations where people are not allowed to
even have a Bible. Hes able to take a little chip, and if they get caught, they can just swallow
the chip and continue to live. Its a powerful testimony and I pray you are very touched by it:

The hardest thing to do is to get Bibles into the hands of the underground church. They are
desperately crying out for Bibles, and in some places, it is illegal to own or be seen with a
copy of the Bible. So our heart has been to provide the Bible through micro SD cards so that
we can put the Bible into the hands of local believers.

Without the word of God, people do not have life. We are so thankful to Iris Ministries - a
voice to the underground church. We are believing God will provide more micro SD cards in
many languages. We are currently engaged in about ten different countries where they are
very unreached.

We are seeing hundreds of people coming to Jesus because of the Audio Bible and the Audio
Films being put on cell phones and distributed. Its going viral. We want to thank you for
anything you have done, sowed, or given. We are incredibly grateful for everything you have
done.

We have lost at least ten of our national leaders, just yesterday we lost another one. These
micro SD cards are crucial. We have distributed over 500 SD cards a month for over a year and
its resulted now, in at least 7,000 house groups being established. We are believing to see a
harvest of millions and millions of souls. We are believing for a 20/20 vision. To see at least
20,000 house groups established. To put 40,000 Bibles into the hands of the most unreached
places by the year 2020, and to see God completely transform regions.

We are sending these SD cards out for all to hear the glorious gospel and without your
help we couldnt do it. These chips are the new testament - they are put into a phone and
sent around the world and people can Bluetooth the New Testament to all their friends.
These SD cards are a mountain of treasure, the word of God going into Nepal, Romania,
Malawi, USA, South Africa - all over the world. Bless you guys, we are super excited.

IRIS GLOBAL MINITRIES GAIL

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We will primarily focus on

FUTURE recording audio Bibles in every


spoken language.

TIMELINE
We will increase production from
12 full Bible equivalents per year
to 15 full Bible equivalents in 2017.

2017 After distributing 177,683 total


AudiBible units, distribution will
transfer to long time partner and
Audibible manufacturer, Microtronix.
With great anticipation, we look forward
to everthing that God will accomplish
in this new season

2018 2019
DPI will increase production from DPI will increase production from
15 full Bible recordings to 20 full 20 full Bible recordings each year
Bibles (or equivalent). to 30 full Bibles (or equivalent).

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FUTURE

After providing approximately 3,004 people with Interactive Bible Discovery training and taking
4 individuals to the level of Master Trainer, IBD training programs will continue through South
Africa Action for World Evangelism (SAAWE). IBD is an answer to the specic prayers of SAAWE.

We will research ecient translation method, oral to audio. Where oral languages without
text exist, we are working in the eld to bypass the time-consuming text translation step and
translating directly from oral language to audio recording.

In addition to partnering with Microtronix for continued Audibible distribution, we will work
with new ministries for digital distribution and broadcasting to wide audiences. Uploading
language productions to the Digital Bible Library (the audio and text library of the United Bible
Societies) and You Version (a free Bible web application with over 270 million downloads), new language
productions have the potential reach far greater audiences.

A NEW ERA FOR 2035


DAVA R
With Gods help, people of every
tongue will have access to a full
audio Bible in their own language!

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F U T URE OF THE
A U D I B I B L E
DISTRIBUTION
D E PA RT M E N T
After distributing 177, 683 total
units, Audibible distribution will
transfer to long-time partner and
Audibible manufacturer, Microtronix.
With great anticipation, we look
forward in excitement to all that God
will accomplish in this new season.

FUT U R E OF T HE
S C R I P T U R E
ENGAGEMENT
D E PA RT M E N T
After providing approximately 3,004
people with Interactive Bible Discovery
training and taking four individuals
to the level of Master Trainers,
IBD training programs will continue
through South Africa Action for World
Evangelism (SAAWE). IBD is an answer
to the specific prayers of SAAWE.
20
INCREASING TO

12
17
FULL BIBLE
RECORDINGS
OR THE EQUIVALENT

20
INCREASING TO

15
18
FULL BIBLE
RECORDINGS
OR THE EQUIVALENT

20
INCREASING TO

25
19
FULL BIBLE
RECORDINGS
OR THE EQUIVALENT

2 0 3 5
GODS WORD AVAILABLE IN AUDIO
TO PEOPLE OF EVERY TONGUE

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FINANCES
2015 - 2016
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016
WITH THE COMPARATIVE TOTAL FOR
THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015
2,116,203.00

2,565,905.00

1,875,554.00

2,037,725.00

2015 2016

SUPPORT & REVENUE EXPENSES


SUPPORT & REVENUE 2015 AUDITTED 2016

Program Services Revenue $ 1,239,652.00 $ 1,499,721.00

Contribution - General $ 481,672.00 $ 107,833.00

Contribution - Restricted $ 444,879.00 $ 268,000.00

TOTALS $ 2,166,203.00 $ 1,875,554.00

EXPENSES 2015 AUDITTED 2016

Program $ (2,163,259.00) $ (1,700,545.00)

Fundraising $ (147,562.00) $ (55,205.00)

Management $ (255,084.00) $ (281,975.00)

TOTALS $ (2,565,905.00) $ (2,037,725.00)

TRANSLATION ADJUSTMENT $ 28,619.00 $

NET ASSETS 2015 AUDITTED 2016

Net Assets Beginning of Year $ 711,549.00 $ 340,466.00

Change in Net Assets $ (371,083.00) $ (162,171.00)

NET ASSETS END OF YEAR $ 340,466.00 $ 178,295.00

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JESUS IS THE SAME
F O R E V E R
Jesus Christ, the Living Word, is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and His
Word will stand for all eternity. Isaiah 40:8 proclaims, The grass withers, the
flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever. Long after every tribe,
tongue, and nation has heard the Good News, and long after Jesus Christ has
ushered in His Kingdom, His promises will remain. He will continue to reveal
His glory and greatness, He will lavishly share the joys of His Presence, and He
will forever uphold His Word and His character. Ephesians 2 tells us, But God,
being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even
when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by
grace you have saved and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in
the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages He might show
the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
By Gods grace, mercy, and kindness, we are a part of this forever story, as are
all who hear His Word and receive the gift of salvation. With this glorious future
in sight and compelled by the love of God, we at Davar remain committed to
carrying the Word to all peoples who have not yet heard of the immeasurable
riches and grace God offers to those in Christ Jesus.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is
Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, and straw their work will be shown for what it is.
1 Corinthians 3:11-13 (NIV)

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JESUS CHRIST HAS
A L R E A DY L A I D
T H E F O U N DAT I O N
H E I S T HE
C O R N E R S TO N E .
HE INVITES US TO BUILD
WITH MATERIALS THAT
WILL BE TESTED,
& HE DETERMINES THE
WE LOVE TO VALUE OF OUR WORK.
HEAR FROM YOU
& PRAY FOR YOU W I T H T H I S
COMPELLING
TRUTH IN MIND,
DAVARPARTNE RS.CO M WILL YOU JOIN US
AND PARTNER IN SHARING THE

ETERNAL WORD
OF GOD
@DAVARPA RT N ERS WITH THOSE WHO HAVE
NOT YET HEARD?
WILL YOU PRAY FOR
U N R E A C H E D
INFO@DAVA RPA RTN E RS
PEOPLE GROUPS?
WILL YOU GIVE GENEROUSLY
TO SUPPORT & PROVIDE
R SA: (+ 2 7 ) 1 2 -9 4 0 -4 8 3 7 AUDIO BIBLE RECORDINGS
USA: (+1) 267-935-WORD FOR PEOPLE OF TONGUE?
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
BRIAN SMITH BOARD CHAIRMAN
FREDDY BOSWELL BOARD MEMBER
JOHN DANN BOARD MEMBER
MARK PERKINS BOARD MEMBER
GERHARD MARX PRESIDENT & CEO

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
GERHARD MARX PRESIDENT & CEO
EHAB JABOUR VICE PRESIDENT & CFO

FINANCIAL REGISTRATION
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