A colleague of mine visited the Rendille community in Kargi area, about 100km from Marsabit town in Marsabit County. He attended a Sunday service in a local church where a missionary read the Bible from the book of Genesis in English. As the preacher read the bible, a local lady interpreted for the congregants in English. What if the interpreter had a limitation in her knowledge of English? How about the congregants?
Unfortunately, the Rendille community lacks a complete Bible in their language that they can refer to. This is one of the challenges facing communities without complete Bibles.
In Kenya, 24 communities have complete Bibles and 15 have the New Testament. Currently, BSK has four ongoing Bible translations including; Teso, Banyala, Mwimbi Muthambi, and Gikuyu Study Bible. The Bibles at the publishing stage are Igikuria Bible, Ekegusii Revised Bible, and Teso New Testament.
Bible Society of Kenya’s goal is to see every community in Kenya receives a Bible in a language they can understand best. Bible translation is a tedious yet noble course that will impact generations to come.
Bible Month is commemorated worldwide in September. BSK dedicates this month to give people a chance to support Bible work, read the Bible intensively, and pray for Bible Work in Kenya and beyond.
You too can be involved in the following ways.
- Donating Bibles to those who are not able to purchase one (Paybill: 7141769, Account:Bible Month)
- Sharing the word of God with your networks
- Reaching out to the vulnerable communities
Our aim is to win souls for Christ and inspire hope in people’s lives even in these unprecedented times.
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