We need Bibles in our own languages

The moment they saw us with a camera they posed and requested that we take their photo. We then had an opportunity to talk to them.

Stories

We have finally reached week 3 of sharing stories from Kakuma. We met a group of Dinka boys aged between nine and thirteen on a dusty narrow path that was leading from a church. The moment they saw us with a camera they posed and requested that we take their photo. We then had an opportunity to talk to them.

The Dinka Boys.jpg The Dinka Boys

They told us that they were in Primary school class five. They also informed us they go to local church and they can read in in English.

This prompted us gift them a Swahili Bible that we had. As the Director got ready to do the presentation, we asked one of them to read Proverbs 3:1. To our surprise, they read the Swahili Bible very well but refused to take it as a gift. They said they only use Dinka Bibles.

The Dinka Boys 2.png The Dinka Boys reading the swahili bible.

It is interesting to know that even though most refugees speak English and Swahili the most preferred Bible is the one in their own dialect.

1 Corinthians 14:9 So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

Mother tongue happens to be a great way to preach the word of God because your listeners hear and understand your message better. We truly bless God for your support and prayers for Transworld Radio Kenya that enables us to share the word of God in more than 25 Kenyan languages. These translated programs also make the listeners feel like they are hearing from one of their own.

So thank you for preaching hope to the world.

Would you like to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in diaspora areas in Kenya through sponsoring a bible or programs? Reach out to us through 0715 563 665 or if you would like to send a contribution of any amount you can send directly via Mpesa.

Paybill number 826 420. Account: Donation

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October 8th, 2019Libby Ndambo