The Bible Society of Nigeria, Rivers/Bayelsa Area, has launched the scheme “Operation Every Christian Buy Two Bibles” in Rivers and Bayelsa States.
The launching was recently performed by the Chairman of the area, Elder Omoni Ayo-Tamuno, at the Christ Army Church of Nigeria (CACN) St. Paul’s (St. Garrick Braide) Cathedral Bakana in Degema Local Government Area.
According to Elder Ayo-Tamuno, the aim of every Christian Buy Two Bibles is to enable the area escape being abolished and meet up Bible distribution target set by the Society’s national headquarters.
Explaining further, he disclosed that, of the two bibles to be bought, one is to be given to the individual Church for evangelism and the other for keeps or given to anyone who does not have Bible.
The Chairman said, “The written word of God (the Bible) hard copy is more reliable and more authentic than the soft copy being promoted by a section of the Christian Community”.
Elder Ayo-Tamuno appealed to the members of the Christ Army Church of Nigeria, one of the oldest indigenous Churches in Nigeria, to continue to keep faith with the Society to meet up its mandate to make the Bible available in our mother tongues.
The Chairman lauded the Presiding Archbishop of the CACN, the Most Reverend Sir, (Dr) Ibiba Siri for his constant and uncommon support to the Society in the past five years.
He disclosed that through the personal efforts of the Archbishop, the Cathedral had maintained the first position in membership drive, especially the Special Membership Class.
Responding, the Most Reverend Ibiba, assured that the “Every Christian Buy Two Bibles Scheme” being launched in the Cathedral would be given adequate support and members would buy into it faithfully.
Archbishop Siri, who pledged the continued support to the Society annually said that the Cathedral had submitted forms for four special membership.
He further assured that he would advise all churches in the CACN to support the society in their various locations.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of BSN literature to the Archbishop.