Ajiboye makes case for the deaf at launching of bible translation
The General Secretary, Bible Society of Nigeria, Rev. Richard Dare Ajiboye, has urged government to support the translation of Bible for the deaf, as this would go a long way in reducing social vices and crimes in the nation.
Ajiboye gave the advice in Lagos, while officially launching the 77 chronological Bible Translation. He believes that the Bible translation would increase the fear of God in the heart of beneficiaries, eliminate the act of begging and improve their literacy, as well as win more souls in the deaf community.
“On November 8, 2014, we dedicated 32. We are still going to 500. It is not easy for us to put everything together at a time, because it is capital intensive. We believe that with these books that are dedicated today, the deaf in Nigeria would have more access to the Word of God and they would no longer be hindered from knowing the mind of God,” he said.
The Chairman, Nigeria Sign Language Dedication Committee, Dr. Comfort Okoroafor, who also represented the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly, The Presbyterian Church, Nigeria, Most Rev. Nzie Nsi Eke, said the commissioning of the 77 chronological Bible stories was in line with the prophecy that a day would come, when the deaf would have their own Bible.
“Today, they have their own Bible, television and laptop. They are excited, as they now read the Bible like others.”She called on Nigerians and lovers of the deaf in the Diaspora to support BSN’s efforts with financial donations to enable them reach out to more deaf in the nation. The event was graced by the Christian Mission for the Deaf Church, Nigeria in collaboration with DOOR International, The Presbyterian Church, Nigeria and the Bible Society of Nigeria.