“We need to embrace unity as Kenyans so that we can live in harmony. Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, said.
The Most Rev. Dr. Jackson Ole Sapit, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya made these remarks when he visited Bible Society of Kenya and the United Bible Societies offices on May 31st 2018. Archbishop Ole Sapit has been appointed to be a member of the United Bible Societies Global Council and he expressed his joy for being part of the great team of Bible Societies that strives to make the Word of God known globally.
The United Bible Societies is the umbrella body comprising of 147 Bible societies working in more than 200 countries and territories in the world to avail God’s word in languages people understand best and in various formats that are affordable.
Archbishop Ole Sapit lauded the Bible Society of Kenya for the tireless work they do to avail God’s word to all amidst the many challenges faced in the world today including; secularism, drug and substance abuse, terrorism, poverty, youth unemployment, biblical illiteracy, corruption, wars, natural disasters among others.
We need to train our children to know the word of God from a young age as they are the leaders of tomorrow. This knowledge will give them direction in life as they grow up to become influential leaders in society.” said Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit.
He added that Christians and Christian organizations should provide solutions especially on issues of morality and values. He noted that the programs that Bible Society of Kenya undertakes including; Bible Translation, Publishing, Distribution, Bible Engagement and Advocacy are geared towards holistic transformation of people’s lives through engagement with the Holy Scriptures, hence ensuring a balanced society.
“I encourage the Church to be part of these programmes as they are geared to support and enrich the mission of the church and should be embraced by all Churches so that both the old and young can get a chance to engage with God’s word in a manner that is relevant to the situations they face in their lives today.”
Rev. Sapit further implored Kenyans to value our local languages because they remind us that we are uniquely made and should spur us to live harmoniously in harmony and appreciate each other. The fact that God understands our languages is a privilege and it enables us to have a direct interaction with Him even as He responds to our needs.