Have you ever waited for something for a long time? This has been the story of many learners in Nakuru County who have longed for Bibles for a long period.
Most of the learners come from low-income families where guardians barely afford 1$ per day! Affording basic needs is a luxury! Schools become a haven and comfort place for many of these pupils since they are given a meal! How then can such a guardian weigh between a Bible and a meal?
We thank God that the Bible Society of Kenya provided Bibles and portions to the pupils to seven schools in the County to give hope, help the children to interact with the Word of God, and anchor their lives on God and not their circumstances.
The joy in the children’s faces was unexplained, it was best expressed in a song that went like this;
This is my Bible!
I am what it says I am!
I have what it says I have!
I can do what it says I can do!
Below are some testimonies from the learners and teachers.
“I thank the Bible Society of Kenya for giving us Good News Bibles. With these Bibles with us, we have God everywhere.” Harmony Enoch, Grade 5, Koinange Primary School.
“I sincerely appreciate the Bible Society of Kenya for giving our learners Good News Bibles. They are barely nurtured spiritually at home. Their parents rarely go to churches, so children have no guidance at home. With a Bible in a child’s hand, a generation will change. It is a new dawn for these learners both at school and at home. We are very grateful!” Joyce Nkaduda, headteacher, Kaptebwo Primary School.
“These Bibles will help us learn about God and have the courage to do right and great things in life.’’ Dinah Akeyo, Grade 5, Koinange Primary School.
“I will forever cherish this Bible. I am so much grateful for the thought of sharing God’s word with me.’’ Hellen Opiyo, Grade 5, Nakuru West Primary School.
“You have offered us something so precious. Something so hard to acquire because we all come from humble backgrounds. Our teachers had even gotten tired of reminding us to buy but now you have come to save us. We appreciate and we will not disappoint you, especially in our performance in school.’’ Jane Wakio, Form 2, Mutarakwa Secondary School.
Our prayer is to see God’s Word in the hands of every student in every school across Kenya, especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized. We thank our partners the Bible Society of Australia and the Bible Society of Nothern Island for giving their resources as we dream together to realize this vision.