* Please note that this post is a little out of order. Upon a change within the blogspot it rearranged this post and wouldn't let me edit. So, sorry for this mix up.
Many of you know that a people group we serve here in Zambia are the Nkoya. They were the original owners of this land Kaoma, formally known as Mankoya. I love when I meet an older Zambian in the Eastern, Northern or Southern part of Zambia and they refer to it as Mankoya. The Nkoya Bible has been in process of translation for many, many years. The New Testament has been completed and the project is presently working to complete the Old Testament. It was quite a day as we all came together to celebrate the arrival of 10,000 copies of the New Testament in Shinkoya.
|Mike presenting a New Testament to the Chief. It is quite a friendship that his been built between them through the process of God's call to this project. We value his trust of us to work so closely with the people.|
|They continued to arrive throughout the morning. Many having traveled from far places just to be in attendance today. They amaze me!|
|Yes, this is often what I will end up seeing through my camera lens. People taking pictures of me taking pictures. Always makes me laugh!|
|Chief Mwene Matondo attended the New Testament Launching Ceremony. Years ago, as a younger man, the Chief worked as a translator himself on the New Testament. It is a great desire he has to see this work come to completion in his lifetime.|
|The Kaoma High School Assembly Hall|
People were beginning to gather for the launching ceremony of the Nkoya New Testament.
|It was a long, hard, and HOT day! Stacey took a moment to meditate on the day! I mean, afterall, the toughest job is having to be CUTE ALL DAY! She does well at that task!|
|It was a special time as Mike gifted New Testaments to all the local pastors and the project translators. Many of them have heard about this project for years. |