Monday, February 17, 2014

Earn a Bible Program

A few months into our original study, it became apparent that very few women owned their own Bibles. We developed a program where women who attended a Bible study could earn a free Bible by learning 17 key Bible verses, and reciting them all at once.  This has been a backbone in the growth of the studies, and is influencing growth in families and local churches.  By the end of 2013, 6500 women had earned their own Bibles. The local language is Kipsigis, one of several Kalenjin languages in western Kenya. The studies are all carried out in Kipsigis, and the ladies earn their own Kipsigis Bible.

We purchase the Bibles from a local bookstore in Bomet, who gets them from the International Bible Society branch in Nairoibi, Kenya. They cost us $8/Bible, and the eternal investment is well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Linda,

    We just had Jim and Alice Vanderhoof at our church and they shared a bit about what you are doing. Several of us were wondering which 17 verses you have chosen for the women to learn. If you could send that to us, that would be really nice. Do you have an address where I can send you my e-mail address?

    Thanks, Gail