“I have not only grown in the knowledge of the Word of God through the listening programme but also learned how to be a servant leader! It was my joy to lead this listening group! ” Phanice Wakasa.
This is a testimony from one of the 32 graduates from Free Pentecostal Church Embakasi who graduated in a colorful ceremony on November 1st, 2020. This team had listened to the entire New Testament Bible in the Kiswahili language since December 2018! They could not hide their joy after successfully completing their journey.
Bible Society of Kenya avails audio Bibles in different formats including Proclaimers, Talking Bibles, Jesus film, and Audio Torches to help people listen to and apply God’s word in their lives. The audio Bibles are available in different languages for ease of understanding by the listeners. This programme is based on Romans 10:17 – “Faith Comes By Hearing and hearing the Word of God.
The participants formed listening groups where they would listen to the Bible once a week. The participants then listened and shared with their group members what they had learned.
The speaker of the day was Mr. Thomas Tharao, Head of Business Development. He congratulated the graduates and shared some points from Luke 10:1-30 to encourage them as they go forth to serve.
- Work in teams
- Workers are few
- The Lord expects us to pray for one another
- We do not need much to serve
- The Lord is the ultimate provider
- When people reject you do not be discouraged
- We have authority over the enemy
- The Lord expects us to be a blessing, make peace and offer hope
- We are privileged to listen to God’s word
- To love the Lord and our neighbors
Here are some life-changing testimonies as shared by participants
“I have a clear understanding of some things I could not comprehend when I read the Bible alone. There is power in a listening group. I have greater motivation to read the Bible. ” Moses Kamau.
“It was a very enjoyable period of listening to the New Testament as a group! I have discovered some texts that l used to miss when reading on my own! Very insightful programme!” Ann Nyaboke
“Faith Comes By Hearing is very helpful! I did not have the faith l have today! Praise be to God! I was shy and a bit hopeless but now am very strong and l can even stand in front of a group and share! I have grown and l thank God! ” Shadrack Mutiso
This programme has helped many Christians to be grounded in the word of God. There are remarkable spiritual growth, increased Bible knowledge, and intensified Christian service in the places where it has been used.
General Secretary Mrs. Elizabeth Muriuki lauded all the graduates for their dedication to listening to the programme. She encouraged other Church members to sign up for the programme and study God’s word. She added that BSK desires to see the Bible heard in every Church, learning institution, organization, hospital, children home, youth groups at least once every week so that many people can be reached and transformed with the unchanging word of God.
To participate in this programme contact us on 0719250559.