Bible Society of Kenya held a Graduation ceremony for FCBH listening groups on 4th June 2021 in Kakamega County where 154 persons graduated in a colorful ceremony graced by Talking Bible International Director in Africa, Paul Lindberg.
The graduands had finished listening to the New Testament in their local languages – Ololuhyia and Lukakamega. They were awarded each with a certificate and local print Bibles.
The speaker of the day, Bishop Selestine Kanoti encouraged the graduands to continue expanding the Kingdom of God. Just like the Samaritan woman who patiently listened to Jesus Christ and her faith was developed, they too have heard and need to help others develop their faith by sharing the word through the audio Bibles.
Mr. Lindberg, charged the graduands to ask the Lord to give them a ministry to help them Act on the Word they had received for the years they have been listening and put it in action. Since they have been equipped for every good work, they should help other people experience God. “See how you will reach out to this County and beyond. You are a resource for God’s work. Let the glory of God in you shine to others.” He added.
Here are some testimonies as shared;
“My Church has been rigid in adapting to anything, even Gospel-related beneficial information. When I learned about Talking Bibles, I told God I will not consult for validity anymore because I knew how powerful audio Bibles were! Am glad that I took the step of faith and started listening groups in the small fellowships and today we get a chance to graduate after listening to the whole New Testament!” Jael Akali, Church of God of East Africa, Kakamega.
“In our church, for a long time, I was using head knowledge to preach until I met someone who introduced me to the Talking Bible! A Church that had no Bible got an opportunity to hear God using the Ololuhyia Talking Bible! I got three for the three branch Churches and through the listening program, we have planted nine more churches! More people have come to believe and we praise the Lord!” Emmanuel Muheli, New African Church of the Lord.
“In my region, touts do not go to Church. As a driver, I started listening to Proclaimer with them and today, I am happy that we have graduated after finishing the New Testament! I have also been the custodian of the audio Bible and I put it on in my car when carrying passengers. It is a powerful transformative tool!” Morris Opiyo.
Accolades to our partners in propagating the gospel until everyone in Kenya hears!