“How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey” (Psalms 119:103, NLT).
Along a dusty road leading out to Burunge communities, dark objects hang from trees like ornaments. Upon closer inspection, one can see that these objects, dangling from branches, are hollowed out logs containing colonies of bees, and of course, the sweet treasure they produce — honey. This is the work of the Burunge people, known as the beekeepers in the area.
On August 23, hundreds of Burunge gathered outside in an open area for a great celebration. At the highpoint of the event, a procession came singing and dancing, carrying a box to the center of the gathering. To the cheering crowd, local church leaders and translators opened the box to reveal the sweetest treasure the Burunge people could ever hope for — the New Testament in their language!
“I thank God we have the Bible,” said one Burunge man. “This is indeed the Word of God, so now what is needed is for every person to take the Bible and read it, to know everything that it says."
As the Burunge people taste the sweetness of God’s Word, they have the opportunity to experience his hope, love and healing in a language that speaks to their heart.
Your prayers and investment will help provide published copies of the New Testament for the Burunge people in the language they understand best!
Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.