The Bible Society of Nigeria has pledged its preparedness and readiness to partner with the Church of Christ to promote the spread of the Gospel through the translation of the Bible into Nigerian Languages.
This assurance was given in Bonny, Headquarters of the Bonny Local Government Area yesterday, March 27, 2022 by the Chairman of the Rivers/ Bayelsa Area of the Society, Elder Omoni Ayo-Tamuno at the First Baptist Church, Bonny while addressing the Church as part of the Founders Day Celebration of BSN.
Elder Ayo-Tamuno opined that when the Bible was translated to any Nigerian Language it makes the Word of God more meaningful and clearer to the reader or listener.
He said ” apart from that the translation is also aimed at preserving such language and stated that the Society in doing this promote the culture of the people.
The Chairman pointed out that the goal was to make sure that no people was left behind in the scheme of things with regards to knowing or understanding the things of God.
Elder Ayo-Tamuno then called on the Clergy, Christians and all people of goodwill to always support the Society to adequately assist the Church in Kingdom activities and spread the Gospel to all nations in line with the Great Commission.
He observed that the impact of the BSN had not been felt in Bonny since its inception in 1961 and appealed to members of First Baptist Church in Bonny to enrol as members in the various categories of membership.
In his speech, the Minister in charge of the Church, the Revd Dr Olurotimi Kingsley Olanian lauded the BSN for being faithful in translating the Written Word of God into Nigerian Languages which he described as the right step to propagate God’s Word.
Dr Olanian noted that the efforts of the BSN had aided the Missionary endeavours of the Church of making the Bible accessible to Christians.
He gave an assurance that the First Baptist Church Bonny would not relent in its efforts to support the Society financially or otherwise.
Highlights of the occasion was the admission of two Special Members and two Associate members into the society and presentation of BSN literatures to the Pastor of the Church, Dr Olanian.