This past week, from 15th to 19th May 2023, Bible Society of Kenya visited 32 Marginalized schools in Makueni County reaching 10,162 children and youth in schools with Scriptures ranging from Good News Bibles, Revised Standard Version, New Testaments, Walk Through the Bible, Simply Bible, and Hope portion. Every child received a Bible!
Get to know Makueni
Makueni is in Eastern region of Kenya. It has a population of 987,653 people with six sub-Counties i.e., Makueni, Kibwezi East, Kibwezi West, Kilome, Mbooni and Kaiti. The Society visited schools in all these Sub Conties apart from Kaiti.
This has been one of the toughest Bible distribution activities ever! From the poor roads, rough and rugged terrains, to getting stuck at night for 3 hours in the middle of the thick, cold Mbooni Hills to getting lost as we tried to locate the schools that are barely in Google maps! Schools were further than Google could tell! two hours from one school to the next! Talk of getting a flat tyre and getting to schools late in the night!
Talk of children who look malnourished because of lacking food. Imagine telling their parents to purchase a Bible! Imagine telling such a parent to take their child to Church!
Did you know most marginalized schools we visited in this region have children coming from homes where families believe in witchcraft? So much that children are suspicious of one another! This gives us more reason to reach out to such with God’s word, the Bible! Saturate it as much as God enables us.
The Harvest is Huge
So many children are getting lost because they do not have anyone to share the Good News. We are the people God is counting on. We had 52 boys and girls in high school getting born again! PRAISE THE LORD!
There Has To be a cost
Like the Missionaries who first brought the Gospel where we are, God is counting on us to join hands and reach out to all and make God’s Word Available. It will cost our resources, our time and lots of sacrifice. Can God count on us?
Why Bible Distribution?
- To encourage the reading of God’s word which brings freedom from bondages!
- To stir up children to perform better in religious education!
- To build up the children morally!
We are Thankful to all our partners who DREAM WITH US for: A BIBLE FOR EVERY MARGINALIZED CHILD IN SCHOOL!