Beans for a Bible: Hannah’s story
How far would you go for a copy of the Bible?
On June 16, the Bible Society of Kenya hosted the momentous launch of the Kiembu-Kimbeer Bible. All those in attendance could feel a sense of excitement and weightiness to the event. This great anticipation was an acknowledgement of the long road taken to make this Bible possible. But there was one person there for whom that was especially true – and her name was Hannah.
Many of us could never imagine someone of Hannah’s age walking that far for a church service, or even a Bible. However, that is exactly what 82-year old Hannah did. She walked. And not just up the road or a block or two over…she walked, one foot in front of the other, for six hours. She walked all that way for a chance, just a chance, that someone might agree to trade with her for the only currency she had – her beans.
Her beans, for a Bible. That was Hannah’s hope.
It was her determination that put that precious Scripture into her hands. It was the determination of Bible Societies everywhere and their partners, inspired by God’s Himself, in this vital of work of translations.
That work changes things. It changes lives.
And one of those lives is Hannah’s.
(Source: United Bible Societies)