I will cherish this Bible, read it and share with those who do not know God especially my family members.” Josephine, class 7 Kaitese Primary school.
Josephine is among many students at Kaitese Primary school in Turkana County who have never owned a Bible, yet they need it for their spiritual growth and for studying at school.
Children are special to God. He desires that they would draw close to Him without any hindrances. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16 (ESV).
In collaboration with the Australian and Northern Island Bible Societies, the Bible Society of Kenya has continued to distribute Bibles to marginalized children in various Counties who cannot afford a Bible.
In February 2021 we distributed Bibles in Turkana and Laikipia Counties and the excitement from the children could not be hidden. The exercise aimed at enabling the children to interact with the word of God and to grow their spiritual and moral values.
Most of the students we interviewed admitted that they had not owned Bibles before. They appreciated the Scriptures received and promised to read them and improve their performance in Christian Religious Education. The teachers also promised to utilize the Bibles in teaching during their PPI lessons so that pupils may know God personally.
Here are some of the testimonies as shared.
I am happy to receive a Bible for the first time in my life. I am very grateful to the Bible Society of Kenya. Grace, Class 6 Napuu primary school.
Most of our learners are financially challenged since they come from very humble backgrounds! Receiving these Bibles is such a great blessing! It has come at the right time. Thank you BSK. Ome Ali, Principal PAG Lodwar.
We are so excited for our learners. What a blessing for them to receive Bibles! I believe their academics and spiritual life will never be the same. Sheila Korir, CRE Teacher, Kaitese Primary school.
I am delighted to receive this Bible today as it will help me to know God and the things I am supposed to do. My favourite verse is Matthew 7:12 which says, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Thank you very much for the Bible.” Beatrice Nyambura, 91 Municipality Primary School.
The Bible is a gift that every child should have so that they can know God from an early age and find direction in life. You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0722205843 for more details on how you can partner in this programme.