The Bible Society of Ghana (BSG) is to distribute one million Bibles to basic school pupils in the country.
The move, it said, would enable the pupils to experience the life-transformation power of God’s word towards curbing the high level of indiscipline in schools.
The General Secretary of the society, Reverend Dr Enoch Aryee -Atta, disclosed this at the 57th anniversary thanksgiving service of the group on Sunday in Accra.
The event was held at Global Revival Ministries at Haatso in the Ga East Municipality on the theme, “Celebrating the goodness of the Lord.”
The distribution which he said was targeted at Upper Primary and Junior High Schools formed part of the society’s one million Bible Project, also aimed at raising a crop of future leaders with integrity in service for the nation.
Rev DrAryee-Atta said the Bibles were expected to be procured by individuals and churches for their “Alma Mata” or Mission Schools, while BSG bears the cost of delivery anywhere in the country.
He said the Society had translated about 31,103 verses of the Bible into different Ghanaian languages at the cost of GH¢6.2 million, adding that the translations were in Nzema, Esashie, Mantse, Ga, Dangme, Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi, Ewe and Dagbani.
The General Secretary explained that the Bible Week Celebrations held recently on theme the “Bible and Integrity” must serve as a clarion for righteousness in mankind services to God in churches, workplaces, schools and among families.
“Show integrity in the use of national resources, marital faithfulness and in speech and actions,” he added.
The Society also usedthe occasion to present Bibles to the church.
The General overseer of the Global Revival Ministries, Rev Dr RobertAmpiah- Kwofi, in his sermon urged Ghanaians not to be afraid of the current economic challenges confronting the country and the world.
According to him, victory wasahead of Ghana despite the challenges which had hit every sector of the economy, stressing “this one too shall also come to pass, because the battle is the Lords.”
Rev Dr Ampiah-Kwofi stated that God who never changed was aware of every situation Ghanaians were going through,and explained that he gave advance notice before intervening.
He, therefore, charged the citizens to rather go out to proclaim the good work of God, as he bids his time to solve everyone’s problem.
The General Overseer urged Christians and spirited individuals to support the BSG raise enough money to procure more Bibles towards spreading the word to both believers and unbelievers.
BY LAWRENCE VOMAFA – AKPALU