The Bible Society of Kenya (BSK) joined the United Bible Societies (UBS) fellowship today May 9th, 2023, to pray for Bible work.
The UBS Day of Prayer is held annually by Bible Societies to pray for Bible work globally on May 9th. The United Bible Societies is a Fellowship of Bible Societies working in more than 240 countries and territories to make the Bible available to everyone.
On this day Bible Societies join with churches, staff, members, and other stakeholders to pray for Bible ministry in their own country and the ministry of Bible Societies around the world.
BSK marked this prayer day with a Hybrid gathering with most joining virtually while BSK staff joined physically in Bible House. The gathering started early at 7.30 and attracted over 70 participants from across Kenya. The event was attended by several senior Church leaders from diverse denominations and regions of Kenya, members, staff, Council members, Trustees, and other friends of BSK who participated in praying for different aspects including Bible translation projects, and Bible advocacy programmes, prayer for Kenya and the Church, United Bible Societies and nations that are experiencing wars.
This comes at a time when Kenya is dealing with the devastating news of the rise of cults and occults that have led to the deaths of many people in the coastal region of Kenya. The Church has been put to the test with many questioning the voice of the Church while all this is happening. The gathering took time to pray for the issue and to declare in faith that the Church will continue to stand and speak powerfully against such vices that have led to the brainwashing of people and even death.
The Council Chairperson Prof. Mumo Kisau thanked all the participants for availing themselves to pray for Bible work. He also encouraged them to continue praying for the Country, the nations of the world, and the work of the Bible Societies.
Several messages of appreciation and goodwill were received after the meeting, some of the attendees requested to join the BSK family as members.