D.R. Congo Container III: Bibles
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The revised Congo Swahili Bible is on its way to the DR Congo at last! A 20-foot container loaded with 16,800 Bibles left the printer’s loading dock in Montreal on August 26th en route to Shalom University in Bunia, DR Congo. The container will travel by sea to Mombasa, Kenya, then by truck to Kampala, Uganda, then be transferred to another trucking company who will take the container the rest of the way to Bunia. As of this writing, the container is scheduled to arrive in Kampala on or around November 7th. Lord willing, it should arrive in Bunia before the end of the month. What a wonderful Christmas present for our dear brethren in Congo! The remaining 3,139 Bibles from this fi rst print-run were delivered to our warehouse in Port Colborne on September 8th. When we put out the word to assemblies missionaries working in and around Congo informing them of the availability of Congo Swahili Bible, the response was overwhelming.
The very first request was from a missionary in southern Congo asking for 5,000 Bibles to be sent with the next ACCTS container to Zambia! We were able to send 2,500 Bibles to her, another 200 to some other missionaries working nearby as well as 300 Bibles to the Christian Mission for the Deaf for distribution by their workers in Africa. It has been an unspeakable joy to be able to publish the Word of God and to be able to send it freely to the people of Congo. However, a mere 20,000 Bibles is not going satisfy the spiritual hunger of this great people. Many more Bibles will need to be printed. So what do we do? As Dr. Harlow would say, “KROP!” - Keep Right On Praying! Then just trust and obey and He WILL make a way!

Updates

2010
Congo Swahili Bibles had arrived safely at its final destination in Bunia, DR Congo. More…

2009
A 20-foot container loaded with 16,800 Bibles left the printer’s loading dock in Montreal on August 26th en route to Shalom University in Bunia, DR Congo.  More…

2009
In the late 1950’s, Gertrud Harlow was part of the translation team who helped produce the first version of the Bible in Congo Swahili. More…

 
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