The programme which was started in 1999 has continued to have impact by providing access to Scriptures mainly for people who are unable to read. In collaboration with the Good Samaritan Programme, the Society has established listening groups in different parts of the country (Arusha, Dodoma, Kilimanjaro, Mtwara, Kigoma, Manyara, Mara, Singida, Zanzibar, Mwanza, and Mbeya). In 2013 there were 9875 groups with 296250 listeners, in 2014 there were 11021 groups with 330630 listeners, in 2015 there were 12341 groups with 370445 listeners and in 2016 there were 14948 groups with 44820 listeners. The programme worked with 18 Churches in 2013 and 29 Churches in 2016. BST is also working with a number of agencies including Scripture Union, Here is Life, Life Ministry, and Christian Ambassadors for Christ Fellowship as well as other Christian Youth organizations to extend FCBH programme to schools in five Regions: Arusha, Dar-es-Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya, and Zanzibar.
Faith Comes by Hearing continues to be a very popular programme, and continues to attract both Christian and non-Christian listeners. It is an effective tool for evangelism and spiritual growth, however, it has not grown proportionately to BST’s expectations due to limited financial resources.