Everyday Publications Inc. Updates
Contained But Uncontained2016-07-01
“... ‘All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.’ Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.” –1 Peter 1:24
It takes several months for an EPI container to arrive in the DR Congo. Yet, contained in each container is spiritual food which cannot be contained (see 2 Tim.2:9). What boundless blessing awaits every eager reader of that blessed Book (and books)!
What a joy it was, then, to receive the following email from missionaries serving in Lubumbashi in southern Congo: “We are delighted to inform you that the (15,250) Swahili Bibles are now safely in our hands and are already beginning to be sent out to various locations... The reaction of Christian leaders has been one of great joy and we already have plans to move these Bibles to other distant and needy areas. Thank you so much for your perseverance in this ministry. This is truly a very timely provision and our assemblies will benefit greatly. We love the formatting and additional reference tools found in this very attractive and well bound Congo Swahili Bible and are sure it will be a wonderful help to our Christians.”
And from Bunia, we received the following news from Dr. Katho concerning the three containers of 32,000 Congo Swahili Bibles (email from July 15): “Our containers arrived this morning! This is excellent news especially because we will soon have a conference with 800 elders [where the Bibles will be distributed]! Thank you for your prayers and help.
We are excited about God’s provision.” It’s no wonder we can’t can’t contain our joy!
The seraphim and cherubim? The windstorm from the north? The four living creatures? The chariot of God? The vast expanse of heaven and the throne of God? More...
The first Congo Swahili New Testament with a more standardized linguistic form was published in 1956, with the complete Bible arriving in 1960. The expression of amazement and joy on the faces of our Congolese friends as they hugged tightly their new Bible was akin to the expression of wonder on the face of a brand new reader! More...