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Christian Record Audio Christmas Special

The 2015 Christian Record Audio Christmas Special, produced in the studios at Christian Record, will help you get the holiday season off to a great start.  This year's special includes two original stories that were written exclusively for this production, kid Christmas interviews, music by the Allon Chapel Children's Choir, and Snopes Christmas facts.  

Additionally, Christian Record audio services clients will enjoy a multi-voice production of The Miracle of Johnathan Toomey, a story written by Susan Wojciechowski.  

This audio special will be available for download (mp3) at noon on Thanksgiving . . .

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2015 EYE RUN

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The third annual EYE RUN, held Sunday, October 5, 2015, at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln, Nebraska and locations around the world, offered a fun and safe way for families to learn about eye health.  As in years past, participants registered to walk or run, with funds raised to benefit Christian Record's free services and publications.

Participants at the Lincoln event also enjoyed hands-on eye health activities, provided by area businesses and agencies that offer supportive services to people who are blind or visually impaired.  New to the EYE RUN this year was the addition of the one miler, an entry-level walk/run that was offered free of charge to encourage more participation.

A total of 115 individuals . . .

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A New President For Christian Record

Christian Record Services for the Blind Board of Directors announced the appointment of Diane Thurber as the new president of the organization. Thurber will follow Larry Pitcher, who retired October 1 after serving as Christian Record's president for nearly 21 years.

During his term as president, Pitcher guided the organization out of substantial debt and helped innovate new programs and services, such as the inSight4Vets initiative for blinded veterans and modernization of the Christian Record audio lending library. Prior to his time with Christian Record, Pitcher served as the senior pastor of the Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wichita, Kansas.

Thurber will be . . .

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Larry Pitcher Retirement Party

All are cordially invited to a come-and-go retirement reception in honor of Larry Pitcher, president of Christian Record Services for the Blind, on Monday, September 28, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in College View Church's Heartland Hall (4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska).  Please come by to wish Larry well as he retires from 40 years of church service, 21 of those years as president of Christian Record and another eight as pastor of the Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church.

To view photos from the reception, click here to access Christian Record's Flickr feed:

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Welcome Linda Johnson, CRSB Nebraska District Representative

[Lincoln, NE] September 15, 2015 - Christian Record Services for the Blind is pleased to announce that Linda Johnson, a Lincoln native, is the new Nebraska district representative.  She replaces Dorothy Marston, who retired in June of this year after 14 years with the organization.

As the Nebraska representative, Johnson will be visiting with blind and visually impaired individuals to offer Christian Record's free reading services that are available in braille, large print, and audio.  She will invite those who are able-bodied to attend a week of camp at National Camps for the Blind.  Additionally, Johnson will be visiting civic-minded business owners and other interested individuals to solicit their support . . .

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EYE RUN Invites All to Walk or Run for Eye Health

LINCOLN, NE - Christian Record Services for the Blind is hosting a fun run/walk to raise funds for the organization and educate the public about eye health.  The third annual EYE RUN will start on the trail west of the playground at Holmes Lake Park at 12:00 PM on Sunday, October 4.  

In addition to the one mile, 5K, and 10K fun run/walk events, local businesses connected with eye health and agencies that offer supportive services for people who are blind or visually impaired will provide hands-on learning activities for guests.

Registration is open through event day, and there will be onsite registration.  Approximately a dozen local and regional sponsors have enabled the EYE RUN to extend free . . .

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EYE RUN Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the third annual EYE RUN, an eye health education event hosted by Christian Record Services for the Blind.

Register today!  

  • Event volunteer
  • Walk or run the miler
  • Walk or run the 5K*
  • Run the 10K*

*The miler can be added to the 5K or 10K as a quick warm-up!


What's new for this year?

  • Family rate (minimum of four people)
  • Miler (FREE--registration required)
  •  . . .

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The Telly Awards has named Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRSB) as a Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Peter's Big Dream. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.  

Peter's Big Dream is a fundraising video that shares a blind young man's goal of becoming a registered nurse anesthetist and his love of sharing the love of Jesus with his friends at summer camp. This project was produced in conjunction with the Christian Record Annual Day of Giving in April of this year.

<<Watch Peter's Big Dream>> . . .

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Christian Record Partners with Author Bryan Gallant for Book Release

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Christian Record News Staff - Christian Record Services for the Blind is proud to announce the realease of the audio version of Bryan Gallant's new book, Undeniable: An Epic Journey Through Pain. This release is coordinated with and

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Give to Lincoln Day

Give to Lincoln Day is a one-day event that focuses on philanthropy in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. During a single 24-hour period, donors are encouraged to donate to registered nonprofit organizations.  Unique to Give to Lincoln Day is the matching challenge grant of $300,000. This match is distributed based on the percentage total raised by each nonprofit on event day. Donors are able to visit the nonprofit organization of their choice and give ahead of time or donate on Give to Lincoln Day.  

Thursday, May 28, is Give to Lincoln Day. Christian Record has participated in this day of philanthropy each year and has used funds to benefit the some 80 clients that live in Lincoln and surrounding Lancaster . . .

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Peter's Big Dream

Peter Foster, leans toward his computer monitor, his nose nearly touching the screen. Quickly scanning his patient’s vitals, Peter announces the next drug needed to stabilize blood pressure.  A moment passes, and then Peter states that the patient’s blood pressure has stabilized, and oxygen levels are normal.  “He’s comfortable now,” Peter grins as he briefly looks away from the monitor.

However, none of this is real. It’s a simulation. This patient and surgery procedure are part of a computerized training program. Peter Foster isn’t a CRNA – not yet, anyway. Becoming a CRNA is a big dream for Peter.

Read the rest of this story via . . .

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You Help Dreams Come True!

The Christian Record Annual Day of Giving

Christian Record asks churches and individuals to consider how they can empower the organization to Dream Big, this year's campaign theme. This year's video features the story of Peter, a young man who is visually impaired who has a big dream. Peter's story captured the hearts of the creators of this year's video, and the hope is that it will inspire you as well.

Please plan now to set aside time on Saturday, April 11 (or another date of your choice). Think about how you can make this a special time of giving emphasis to help CRSB continue the legacy of inspiring confidence in people who are blind or visually impaired. Challenge your . . .

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