Bibles arrive in Kasena-land
I recently had an excited call from Rev. Jonah Kwotua, one of the Kasem translators, to say that he and Rev. Abraham Ayiakwo (another translator) were watching the Kasem Bibles being unloaded off a truck near Abraham’s home on the edge of Navrongo. This was the first they had seen of the printed Bibles so it was a big day for them, having worked on the Old Testament translation for 15 years.
8,000 Bibles were printed in South Korea and shipped to Tema, the port near Accra. Unfortunately 180 of the Bibles had suffered water damage en route, but 466 boxes containing 16 Bibles each were loaded on to a truck in Accra and safely made the 2-day road trip up to Navrongo.
Abraham quoted the following verse from the Bible (Proverbs 25:25):
Kwor-ywoŋa ná nwoŋi yiga yiga ka ba,
ka pae bochara tigi mo,
ne na-zura na zuri bochare tei to.
When a sweet message arrives from far far away, it causes chests (“hearts”) to be at ease, like how cold water cools the chest.
Here are some pictures: