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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Christian Record's board of directors, employees, representatives, and volunteers wish you a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year. Thank you for your prayers and gifts of support in 2014. Because of you, CRSB continues to help people who are blind or visually impaired see Jesus.

A few days remain in 2014 to give to brighten the day of people who live with blindness. Click the Donate button at the top of this page to explore giving options. 

HERE'S A GIFT FOR YOU! Christian Record's audio studio has prepared a special Christmas audio program. Click here to learn more!

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Thank You!

Christian Record Services for the Blind staff, field representatives, and volunteers extend a Happy Thanksgiving to you! May God bless you this Thanksgiving season with good health, good times with family, and good food. Christian Record is grateful for you and your continued prayers and gifts of support. You are a blessing to Christian Record and the individuals CRSB serves. Thank you!

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 107:1 NKJV

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! 
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyful . . .

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EYE RUN Highlights

October 8, 2014/CRN Staff . . . On Sunday, October 5, the second annual EYE RUN started with the clanging of a bell. The bell ringer, Norman Dority, a long-time friend of Christian Record, was nominated by the EYE RUN planning team as the official race starter.

"Norm embodies everything the EYE RUN is about," said Jeri Lyn Rogge, assistant to the president for development and EYE RUN race director. "Norman is comfortable in his own skin, and he makes people feel welcome and accepted. His visual impairment does not define him. Actually, it gives him access to new friendships. People come away feeling energized after being around Norman--the EYE RUN strives to carry this same positive attitude into Lincoln and . . .

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EYE RUN to Promote Eye Health

For a second year, Christian Record is hosting the EYE RUN, a fun run and community health event at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday, October 5. 

Participants can choose to walk or run a 5K or 10K on the parks public trails. In addition to the run/walk, Lincoln event guests can also enjoy hands-on eye health booths.

Unique to the EYE RUN is the option for runners and walkers to participate in the event virtually from any location worldwide. 

Complimentary registration is available for people who are blind or visually impaired and their sighted guides. 

Registration is open through event day. There will be no onsite registrations.

To learn more and to register . . .

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Braille Bible Portions Now Available

Christian Record offers complete Bibles to people who are blind or visually impaired in audio, large print, and braille. The organization is also now offering portions of the braille Bible in an easy-to-use spiral bound format. This allows the Bible portion to lay flat on a surface or to be able to flip back on itself for easy reading. 

To learn more and to request portions of the Bible in braille, visit the Bibles section of this site or contact Marsha at 408-488-0981 X248.

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Not in the Dark: How Blind People Live Like Everybody Else

Once again Union College (Lincoln, Nebraska) students received a challenge from Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRSB) to create a short video illustrating how blind people live like everybody else. Three student finalists screened their videos before a live audience at Union’s Woods Auditorium on Sunday, April 6.

Initiated in 2013, the in:sight Video Contest, sponsored by Union College and Christian Record, offered student videographers an opportunity to develop and deliver true stories. It also provided a real-world learning experience regarding the world of blindness and visual impairment.

“Some may think it odd to host a video contest where the topic centers on people who are blind or visually . . .

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NCBC Summer Camps: Carpe Diem, Dude!

National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) is gearing up for its annual summer camp season. People who are blind or visually impaired are invited to attend these camps for free, thanks to generous financial donors. Twelve camps in locations around the United States will be offered this summer season. "Carpe Diem, Dude," this year's theme, captures the spirit of NCBC camps.


What is "carpe diem"? It is a Latin phrase that means "seize the day," or to enjoy the moment. NCBC camps are designed to offer opportunities for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth in a safe environment. For many, camp is the big event of the year. From the variety of outdoor activities to . . .

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Help "Spruce Up" the Christian Record Campus through Give to Lincoln Day

Christian Record has a unique opportunity to beautify its headquarters landscaping this May.

Give to Lincoln, a one-day event to celebrate philanthropy, is Thursday, May 29. On this day, nonprofit organizations based in Lincoln, Nebraska, are encouraged to activate their donors to help fund special Lincoln-only based projects. A $300,000 challenge grant, raised by supporters of the Lincoln Community Foundation, will be shared among all nonprofits that have donations submitted through a special Razoo donation page. The amount Christian Record could receive depends on the percentage of the total raised by all Lincoln-based nonprofits on May 29.  

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Ministry Coordinators for the Blind

Photo by B. Roberts/ANN
Photo by B. Roberts/ANN

April 16, 2014/CRN Staff .  .  .  Seventh-day Adventist church leaders met at the denominational headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, earlier this month to discuss the worldwide work of Christian Record to people who are blind or visually impaired. 

Larry Pitcher, Christian Record president, presented a new initiative for church members worldwide to help more people who are blind see Jesus.  Ministry Coordinators for the Blind, an essential part of this initiative, are needed to assist local churches with identifying people who would qualify and appreciate reading services from Christian Record. "These coordinators," said Pitcher, "ideally need to be . . .

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Christian Record Annual Day of Giving Encourages Everyone to "Give the Blind a Chance"

Saturday, April 12, 2014 is a special day of giving emphasis, the Christian Record Annual Day of Giving. On this special day, individuals and churches are encouraged to embrace this year's theme, Give the Blind a Chance. Tips, videos, articles and more to help with planning this special day can be found at The day of giving site will be updated regularly with new content as April 12 nears.

Please save Saturday, April 12, as a day to give the blind a chance in your neighborhood, church, and community. 

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