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Free Bibles For Ovalau Villagers

Representatives of the Ah Koy Christian Trusts have handed out 150 free bibles to the people of Vuma Village on Ovalau. Those who received the Bibles were aged 10 years
23 May 2015 11:11
Free Bibles For Ovalau Villagers
The bibles handed out by the Ah Koy Christian Trusts came in four different colours.

Representatives of the Ah Koy Christian Trusts have handed out 150 free bibles to the people of Vuma Village on Ovalau.

Those who received the Bibles were aged 10 years and above.

The Turaga na Roko Tui Vuma said this was a blessing to his village and that everyone in the village would now have acess to the Holy Book, which will inspire them to elevate their spiritual life and become more productive. People in the village usually find it hard to buy a Bible and the standard version handed out had a market value of $F25.

The version handed is Bible replaces the word KALOUGATA, which appears 201 times in the old Bible, with the word KALOUVINAKA.

The Turaga na Roko Tui Vuma stressed the need and importance of reading God’s word daily for guidance and to strengthen villagers in their daily activities.

Vuma Village is the first to receive this new iTaukei translation standard version of the Bible.

The Ah Koy Christian Trusts and James Ah Koy Trusts intend to supply 500,000 bibles free to all Fijian Christians, targeting the iTaukei population.

The trusts plan to do this annually for the next 10 years and have put in place a system whereby any villager or person 10 years and above will have to register through the Turaga ni Koro and endorsed by the Roko Tui or the Provincial Administrator in order to receive a free bible.

The Bible comes in four different colours (red, blue, green and black) with a hard-wearing cover that is easy to clean

Those interested in a copy can call 3312433/9939874.

The Turaga Roko Tui Vuma said it was only fitting that Vuma Village was given the first opportunity to receive the Bible, since it is situated right in the centre of Fiji and that Ovalau Island was where the British/Fiji Government was first established.

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