*Kazuri is a pleasant old woman, who cannot stop smiling. Are you always this happy? I ask her, as we chat outside her house. “Yes, who wouldn’t be? Since I became a Christian, I have known only Joy. I don’t even get sick – I was a sickly woman, you know!”
She is eager to tell me how she became a Christian. “ I heard a man preaching in Kigiryama, reading from the New Testament and I said, “ that God must be real. He knows our language! The more I listened to him preaching, the more I became interested. My grandchild continued reading to me and telling me about Jesus. Soon, I knew that I needed to commit my life to this God.”
As I look at *Kazuri, I can tell that this joy I see on her face comes from her heart.
“What wasted years!” She says, staring into the horizon. “The life without Jesus! How vain! I wish I could live again”. But I thank God that He has saved me before I die”.
She is so fascinating to listen to. She gives me her life story - of visits to witch doctors, broken relationships and many unpleasant things that have happened to her in her lifetime - things she truly regrets. But she is grateful that they belong to her past.
I am curious to know if she can read and whether she reads the Kigiryama New Testament. “No, I cannot read! But I thank God for my grandchildren and her friends. We hold a Bible Study meeting here every Wednesday. She and other brethren read the word of God to me and to others who cannot read. It is so good to hear the Bible read in my language! I wish that this word had come when I was young!” she concludes
I can imagine her reaction when she finally reads The Giryama Full Bible; Tears of joy. Run for the Bibleless this year is special as the Giryama Complete Bible will be dedicated. We do not have it on our hands yet. We are calling upon you to participate in Run For The Bibleless, pray and offer financial support to enable The Giryama community to finally read their full Bible. This year’s Run is on 10th March to be held at Uhuru Gardens along Lang’ata Road
You can register at;
1. Scripture Union Bookshops: Church House in Town and Hurlingham
2. Keswick Bookshops: Bruce House in town, Prestige along Ngong Road and Sarit Centre
3. Biblica offices, Caledonia along Denis Pritt Road
Registration fee is Ksh 1,200 for adults and Ksh 1,000 for kids
#RFTB2018. See you At The RUN!