Bible Society of Kenya launched the Open the Book programme in Machakos County on June 1st, 2021.
The launch began with training which brought together volunteers from Churches and schools in the County who would implement this programme in the region. The participants were trained on how to use different creative methods to present Bible stories so that children would understand the Word better.
Open the book is a way of sharing Bible stories with the next generation. It builds on a strong tradition of passing stories down orally from one generation to another as instructed in Psalm 78: 1-7.
In this programme, children hear Bible Stories in their schools each week, and this helps them to get a deeper understanding of the Bible. Some of these children have come to faith because of Open the book introducing them to the Bible.
participants were also equipped with skills on how to integrate the Programme for Pastoral Instruction (PP1) in teaching God’s word to children. These included using games, acting, sharing stories, and using the PPI books which are available from grade one to grade eight.
Participants were given the Open the book booklets to use in schools to teach the programme. We trust that many lives will come to Christ as a result of interacting with God’s Word.