Availing God’s word to the visually impaired

Bible Society of Kenya avails Scriptures to people of all ages so that they can interact with God’s word. A monitoring visit was done on October 26th, 2021, at the [...]

Bible Society of Kenya avails Scriptures to people of all ages so that they can interact with God’s word.

A monitoring visit was done on October 26th, 2021, at the Thika School for the Blind where Braille Scriptures were distributed early in the year.

We were glad to learn that students’ performance in Christian Religious Education (CRE) had greatly improved because of the Braille Scriptures that are used for the subject.

The teachers noted that students enjoy reading the Scriptures and can even memorize Bible stories. Some students said that in the past, they experienced challenges as they had to look for someone to read the Bible on their behalf. They added that Braille Scriptures have enhanced their Braille reading skills and capacity. 

Sunday services in the school have also become engaging and students participate actively since they have scripture reference Braille materials. As a result, the students’ spiritual lives have grown.

My favourite book is the Gospel of St Mark Chapter one, where God said, I will send my messenger ahead of you to clear the way for you. God brought us His only Son to bring salvation to all of us and I have a message to my friends to read it. It reminds me that He will come back for me.” Bella Eboso, 12 years old in Class six

“I thank the Bible Society of Kenya for giving us the Braille Bibles. Learners are learning like normal students. The Braille Bibles have also enhanced Braille reading which is a skill required among the students. Nancy Mukami a CRE teacher in class six

“I thank God for the Bible Society of Kenya for giving us the Bibles in Braille. My performance in CRE has improved. I have learned a lot of values from the Bible e.g. respect and obedience which are often mentioned. I want to become a pastor so that I can reach out to people with disabilities and even others with the Word of God. My favourite verse is John 14:6.’’ Joshua, Student, class seven

We thank God that His word is available to all. We hope that the students’ lives will continue to be transformed as they interact with God’s word.

 

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