Bible Society of Kenya (BSK) and other National Bible Societies have joined hands under the leadership of the American Bible Society to form a Global Patrons Fellowship to develop partnerships that will exponentially grow the reach of the Bible Societies’ programs across the world.
In Kenya, BSK held the first event for Global Patrons on September 7th, 2023 at a hotel in Nairobi.
The forum brought together various patrons to discuss ways to support Bible work in Kenya and beyond. The patrons heard from BSK leaders about the Society’s programmes, the impact that Bibles have had on the lives of individuals and communities in Kenya and the opportunities available for supporting Bible work in Kenya.
The Key focus areas for Bible Society of Kenya include completion of the Bible translation task to ensure that there are zero languages without a local Bible translation and to increase access to the Bible for an additional 200,000 children /families annually from low-income households who have no Bibles in their houses. Our desire is that many people will have access to the Bibles for us to experience a transformed generation.
The patrons were inspired by the stories they heard and committed themselves to support BSK’s work. In addition to the financial support, the patrons shared their insights on how to reach new audiences with the Bible and how to make the Bible more accessible.
The Global Patrons Fellowship was a valuable opportunity for BSK to build relationships with partners who will support BSK’s work now and in the years to come.
The Bible Society of Kenya is positive that many partners will come on board to support the wider mission mission of making the Bible available to everyone, in every language.