The venue was the Anglican Church of Kenya, Wundanyi and the date was the 17th day of July 2021. The atmosphere was pregnant with almost a tangible excitement and anticipation for the Taita people as they eagerly awaited the launching of the Taita Audio Bible.
The colorful event was graced by Church leaders from different denominations in Wundanyi together with the Bible project recording team. Everyone was elated to witness the great occasion.
Knowing the Taita People
The Taita people are a Kenyan ethnic group who live in Taita Taveta County. They speak Kitaita which is an ethnic language of the Bantu. The Wataita first received the full written Bible in 1998. It was a great blessing, therefore, for them to receive the audio format of the Bible in their heart language. One great advantage of this audio format is its portability. This allows the user to carry and listen even when engaged in other activities. This contributes to a deeper knowledge of the word of God which is an important tool in the spread of the gospel among the unreached, especially in this community.
The General Secretary Mrs. Elizabeth Muriuki who was present in the event urged the members present to keep interacting with the word of God as it has the answer to all problems, even in this very difficult season that the world is dealing with the effects of Covid 19. The community appreciated the Bible Society of Kenya for giving them audio Bibles noting that they will grow more in their spiritual lives as they listen and apply the word in their day-to-day lives.
This Bible will be a great tool to evangelize in our Church and community as the word will reach many people who speak the Taita language. Mrs.Valerie Mbogho.
I am happy to witness the launch of the Taita Bible. It is a great blessing to us as it will help to preach the gospel to people of different ages. It will also help those who cannot read the Bible to access the word of God. Thank you, Bible Society, for this audio Bible. Pst.Justo Mwashumbe
We thank God that this audio Bible will be a great tool in teaching the word in the area and beyond as well as enhance fellowships in the Churches.
Through the Faith Comes By Hearing programme, BSK avails audio Bibles to communities in different languages to ease understanding of God’s word. Many lives have been transformed through this programme and we look forward to hearing stories of transformation from the Taita community.
To participate in the Faith Comes By Hearing, call 0722205843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.