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Thanks to National Camps for Blind Children, the heart of a 15-year-old boy who was blind was changed forever. And so were each of the people who met him during his life. 

Emerging technology has been a part of Christian Record Services since its start in 1899, from a braille press to producing recordings on vinyl records to cassette tapes, digital cartridges, and mp3 files. With smartphones so prevalent, and an essential tool for many people who are blind, it’s only natural the organization would develop an app as a new way to share uplifting content.

Marye McKenney has been making calendars for Christian Record Services for over 30 years. Here's an article that was printed about her on this date (October 19) in 1996 in the Lincoln Journal Star.

On September 30, 1963 a pre-school for students who were blind and visually impaired was started in the new Christian Record Braille Foundation building. Read more about it in this article from the Lincoln Star.

Johanna Wilson, one of the founders of Christian Record Services, was instrumental in its early success. Read a little more about her here.

The PhoneFaith Revival is this week! The revival is a short series of meetings to strengthen your spiritual journey.

Read an article from 1934 about Austin O. Wilson, one of the founders of Christian Record Services.

On August 19, 1936, the cornerstone was laid for the new Christian Record building on 48th and Bancroft in Lincoln, Nebraska.  This historic two-story building was built with red bricks and limestone and housed Christian Record Services until 1963.  It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since December 1, 1986.

Congratulations to the five recipients of the Anne Lowe Scholarship!

“I would never want to run a camp for the blind without the counseling assistance she provided.  I wish she could be at camp all summer.” 

Josefina has been attending Camp Lawroweld for seven years, through National Camps for Blind Children. She has found many friends at camp and looks forward to seeing them each summer.

I first heard Brandon’s story after he applied for the 2021-22 Anne Lowe Scholarship, provided by endowment funds and friends who help provide programs and services through Christian Record Services for the Blind. Every word of his application essay rang with courage, and I know he will inspire you, too.

Am I too old? When Joanne Greco contemplated adopting a child who was blind from China, this was the nagging thought that was stuck in the back of her head.

At the end of the week, Cathy was all smiles and said it had been the shortest and best week of her life. She attended every year after that until she graduated from high school.

The Christian Record Services staff is excited to get a new machine delivered and installed this week. 

"There's something about sharing experiences with people who are blind, too. We 'get' each other."

Have you ever wondered how a braille Bible is produced? Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes into the production of a NET Bible.

It has been part of Christian Record Services’ strategic plan to expand the reach of Light magazine to include audio and braille readers. The debut of the audio and braille versions will happen later this year. 

Christian Record Services, Inc. has launched a redesign of its website, www.christianrecord.org.

Adventure, activities, nature, community, and all-around great times are on the horizon this summer!

The application process is now open for the Anne Lowe Scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate college students who meet certain criteria.

We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2022, Joshua Kittleson was promoted to Assistant Director for Member Services and Studio for Christian Record Services.

We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2022, Dennis Tejada was promoted to Braille and Print Manager for Christian Record Services.

Did you know that “blindness” isn’t a single, static experience? Check out the first video in an informing and educational series, with Dr. Matthew Wood of Eye Surgical Associates


Kristine Lemons, Communication Director

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