Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association (LBEA) is a non-profit ministry, founded in 1952 by John Gustav Erickson, a seminary graduate denied ordination because he was blind and subsequently went on to become a Licensed Lay Minister and served as such for over 50 years. The purpose of LBEA began and continues to be to provide Scripture and other Christian literature in accessible format to persons blind and visually impaired all over the world.
Since 1952, LBEA’s long-standing and continued mission is to get the Word of God into the hands of people blind and visually impaired through specialized formats such as the digital talking BibleCourier, Braille, large print, and audio therefore “Empowering lives for sight for the Savior”.
LBEA publishes a Braille magazine called the "Tract Messenger" which is sent free of charge to hundreds of blind persons throughout the United States and in several overseas lands. It also publishes the "Christian Magnifier" in large print and audio formats, which it sends to thousands of persons across the globe.
Our organization is a non-profit charitable ministry and is neither affiliated with nor funded by any church denomination. Our outreach depends entirely upon the gifts of individuals, congregations, and organizations for funding. I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting LBEA on an on-going basis. Throughout the sixty-five years LBEA has served people blind and visually impaired, each and every gift, no matter the size, makes a tremendous impact.