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Christians in Masaka embrace the hand-written bible program

Rt Rev Henry Katumba Tamale, The Bishop of West Buganda Diocese participates in the bible writing initiative. Photo: Samuel Mwesigwa

Christians in Masaka over the weekend positively responded to the initiative by Bible Society of Uganda to have a hand-written Bible unveiled in Uganda.

Bishop Henry Katumba Tamale was joined by the Right Reverend John Baptist Kaggwa, the Masaka Catholic Diocese Bishop to witness several residents proceeded to write the verses they preferred, at a mandatory fee of Ush100,000.

This happened at St John’s Kijjabwemi Parish. West Buganda Diocese was given the book of Romans, the sixth book in the New Testament.

The Christians were guided by agents from the organisation who detailed the requirements for one to participate in writing the bible. This included avoiding mistakes and ensuring quality work.

Two months ago, the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Uganda Simon Peter Mukhama explained that they will move across the country to offer Ugandans an opportunity of writing at least one of over 31,000 bible verses.

They said this project is a strategy aimed at popularizing the reading of the Word of God, and raising funds for a new Bible House.

“The verses, will be written by the individuals themselves, save for those who will request us to help them on account of challenges such as disability or inadequate literacy. The written verses will then be scanned and laid on PDF,” Joan Logose, the Bible Society of Uganda’s IT Officer added.

As UG Christian News reported, this special edition of the bible will be unveiled during celebrations to mark  50 years of the Uganda Bible Society.

By Moses Muwulya, Sseruyigo Aaaron.

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