Ultra-Orthodox Jewish anti-missionary group Yad L’Achim has published an urgent video to social media sites warning against a “dangerous Christian missionary audio player” currently being distributed in Israel.
Produced by MegaVoice, the pocket-sized audio player known as “Envoy” has access to a library of over 10,000 messages, as well as the New Testament, all of which is available in over 4,600 languages and dialects.
According to Yad L’Achim, a version of the device including a Hebrew-language recording of the New Testament is currently being distributed to Israeli soldiers.
Darrel Templeton, vice president of strategic partnerships for MegaVoice, told Israel Today that this negative exposure is likely to be a blessing in disguise.
“What they meant for evil, God can use for good,” said Templeton, recalling a hidden-camera reality show that featured “people just walking past a park bench. Then they put a sign on the bench that read, ‘Wet Paint - Do NOT touch.’ Well, you can imagine what happened. Many would slow down and look at the bench, and some would stick their finger out to see if the paint was still wet.”
In the same way, Templeton believes that Yad L’Achim’s urgent warning will draw in those who are curious, and create curiosity where it might not have existed.
“Where many would have just walked on past and not noticed the MegaVoice unit, now they will be curious, pick it up and begin listening. And those that were looking for the truth will now know what to look for,” he said.
Templeton confirmed that MegaVoice is distributing the audio players to Israeli soldiers, and praying for additional funding so that every soldier might receive an Envoy “loaded with hundreds of hours of interesting music, stories, testimonies, debates, audio books and God’s Word that they could listen to during the hours and hours of waiting, so they can hear and understand the Truth.”