Bible Society of Kenya carried out a Bible distribution mission on March 6, 2019. With the General Secretary of the Society, Mrs. Elizabeth Muriuki, at the forefront the team distributed Bibles to three schools located in Kiambu County in the Central Highlands of Kenya.
The three schools selected were Muthurwa Primary school, Muthurwa Secondary school and Kanyariri Primary school which received a total of 861 Bibles.
Deborah Njoki, a form two student at Muthurwa Secondary school, said the Bibles would be quite handy during church services. She stated that some students didn’t own Bibles at the time because their copies had either been stolen or misplaced.
“Most of us are going to benefit since sometimes when we are expected to show up for church services you find that others do not have Bibles because theirs have been stolen or misplaced. Now that we all have Bibles, each person can attend service with their own Bible and avoid straining.” Said Njoki.
Mr. Bernard Njoroge, the Headmaster of Muthurwa Primary school, expressed his gratitude to the Society for donating Bibles to the children. He noted that since the last distribution exercise in the school a number of pupils were able to recite memory verses during school assembly.
“I see more of the Children reciting Memory Verses every Friday during assembly. At least the number has increased since the last time you gave Bibles to the children.” Said Mr. Njoroge.
He was optimistic that after this round of Bible distribution, all the pupils would be scrambling to recite memory verses during morning assemblies.
The Bible distribution programme was established in order to make available scriptures to the children who do not own a copy of the Bible. It is hoped that once they receive the Bibles and make good use of them, their performance in Christian Religious Education will improve and they will also grow spiritually.