Receiving the Word with Gladness…Literally

March 2, 2011 — 2 Comments

In March 2010, the Kimyal people of Papua, Indonesia, received copies of the New Testament which had been translated into their language – for the first time in history! This video is, personally, overwhelming to watch. I own several Bibles to say the least. I’m sure there are no fewer than thirty in my possession. Watching my Kimyal brothers and sisters receive something that we, as English-speaking peoples, have had since 1526 (thanks to William Tyndale‘s Modern English translation) is humbling to say the least.

Think about it, the Kimyal are receiving what you and I have been blessed with for almost 500 years – a Bible in their native tongue.

Watch. Rejoice. Read your Bible.

Yancey Arrington

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Lover of All Things Texas. Acts 29 Network Fan. Redemption Hound. Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in League City, Texas. Author of TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You.

2 responses to Receiving the Word with Gladness…Literally

  1. Very moving to see these people celebrate the Word of God more passionately than a lot of Baptist Churches I know. The fact there was a large crowd waiting for the Word to come as a crowd would wait for a store to open on Black Friday, should shame us because we have taken the Word for granted. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. This scene in papua, of the Kimyal people has certainly brought tears to my eyes due to the passion for God’s word. My intention is to share this with others and to pray for the work there. Thank God for the men and women who were faithful behind the scene in preparing such master piece” God’s word”

    Scripture declared, His word will not return void.

    Blessings

    Gregory

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