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AG Center for the Blind
1445 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-831-1964
Fax: 417-863-7276



In the early 1950s, armed with a certification in Braille transcription and a Perkins Brailler, Mildred Whitney joined Job as “eyes for the Blind.” As a volunteer, she began hand punching Braille Bible studies. Her self-sacrifice was the genesis of a ministry that continues to grow after more than sixty years thanks to many thousands of volunteer hours and hundreds of volunteers

Migrating from cassettes to digital audio has opened up a wide door of opportunity for volunteers. People willing to record books and literature with computers and other digital recording devices can make a world of Christian treasures accessible to people who are not able to read printed materials. If you are interested in joining Job and Sister Whitney in becoming “eyes for the Blind” please contact the Center for the Blind of the Assemblies of God for more information.


Do your prayers and financial support make a difference?

We received the digital recording of the New Living Bible.  It has been a great blessing to my husband that he can once more “read” God’s word.
When I called to inquire about getting the Bible, I asked which version, thinking it would be the King James that my husband was used to.  When told it was the New Living Bible, I made an awful, ungrateful statement, “that’s better than nothing.”  Please forgive my thoughtlessness. 
Since receiving the Bible, we have been listening together some & sometimes he uses earphones.  I have realized that the New Living Bible is so much easier to listen to.  When reading the King James version, I sometimes have to re-read a verse or passage several or more times to understand it.  With this version it is almost like reading a non-fiction novel – so much easier for persons who are blind.
Anyway, thanks again for the Bible.  You all are doing a great work.

Paul Weingartner

Paul Weingartner, Director
AG Center for the Blind

A Word From His Word

I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.  [Isaiah 42:16] [NLT]

"Making the Cross Accessible"

This slogan reflects our firm belief that blindness and visual impairment should not hinder a person's relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Our primary objective is to see the Blind and Visually Impaired come to know Christ and grow in His knowledge and grace. We are a General Council of the Assemblies of God US Missions ministry. Please give us the honor of serving you or someone you know. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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