On the other side of the world, in Myanmar, translator Rev. Thang Ngai Om wept as he held the first Bible in his language – Cho Chin.
Years of travelling long distances between his home and the translation office and taking great risks in crossing flooded rivers in the rainy season had all been worth it, he said through his tears.
“I have seen the Bible in my lifetime, and it’s my legacy for the next generations,” he added.
The day after the official launch, a number of Cho Chin Christians hiked to the peak of Mount Victoria, the highest mountain in Chin State, taking copies of the Cho Chin Bible to lift high in thanks to God.