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November 20, 2010 No Comment
A young man in Paraguay reads his Braille Bible

A young man in Paraguay reads his Braille Bible

Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring the words of Jesus to blind and visually impaired Christians? Lutheran Braille Workers-Canada (LBW-C) serves to do just that by creating Braille books, which it then distributes free of charge upon request.

The recently relocated and reopened Work Centre #121 has an exciting new project to fulfill. Formerly housed in Oakville, Ontario and now in Kitchener, this centre went through difficult times trying to find an appropriate home. Now up and running, centre volunteers are happy to announce they received approval to begin producing the book of Acts.

But before that happened, the organization followed a long and necessary path to quality control. First, LBW-C produced two sample books and sent them to two different individuals in the United States where they were examined to ensure they met certain criteria.

That criterion includes specific margin measurements and properly sized spiral binding that enables the pages to turn easily and the book itself to lie flat. In addition, the Braille dots must be uniform, high enough off the page and contain no light areas, and the pages numbered in odd number sequence.

Upon approval from Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc., the centre beings producing the books. LBW sends address labels monthly indicating the number of books to be printed and where they will be shipped worldwide.

The book of Acts is just the latest chapter in the long history of this not-for-profit organization that opened its first Canadian centre in Elmira, Ontario in 1974.

Strictly a volunteer run organization, LBW-C relies on the generous support and prayers from individuals and groups to supply the funds needed to purchase the special paper and supplies required for production and mailing of the Braille publications such as the Book of Acts.

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