The Marakwet people love honey, and beehives are found just about everywhere!
When it was announced that the Old Testament would be translated, the community held a great celebration. People danced as they entered, carrying half of a beehive. The Marakwet New Testament was placed into the open half, and people soon brought in the other half of the beehive.
They explained that half of the beehive represented the New Testament. Now, the Old Testament would complete the beehive into a container that would produce something sweeter than honey.
“I was mesmerized at the symbolic expression,” said a team member.
As Psalm 119:103 says, “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey” (NLT).
We are now working in partnership with the translation team, local churches and our Kenyan partner organization to help translate the Old Testament into Marakwet.
Your prayers and investment will help the Marakwet people have access to all of God’s Word!
Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.