Bible translation into Kiembu-Kimbeere had already started by 1976 by the Bible Society of Kenya under the Sponsorship of the Anglican and Roma Catholic Churches with Canon Bedan Ireri (Anglican) and Fr Gabriel Museverethi (RC) as translators but stalled as a result of misunderstandings. A new attempt to restart the Kiembu-Kimbeere Bible translation project was relaunched in 1995 with Wilson Munyi (RC) and John Gichangi (Anglican) as translators. Later Pithon Njuki of the Mbeere dialect joined this team and helped to give it a balanced dialectal representation.
A trial first publication in the language-the Gospel of Mark was launched on 29th March 1998 at the Anglican Cathedral of the Diocese of Embu in a colorful ceremony attended by most Christian denominations in Embu and Mbeere districts.
Currently ongoing translation projects
The currently ongoing translation projects include:
Igikuria First Bible
Teso First Bible
Lusamia First Bible
Maasai Revision – at Publishing Stage
For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love and self discipline. 2Timothy 1:7
1 On the first day of the second month in the second year after the people of Israel left Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses there in the Tent of his presence in the Sinai Desert. He said, 2 “You and Aaron are to take a census of the people of Israel by clans and families. List the names of all the men 3 twenty years old or older who are fit for military service.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Putting our trust in God
Psalms 34:19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
Thank you Jesus for sticking closer than a brother. My hope and trust is in you through it all. I rest assured that you are in control of every situation. I look to you for the renewal of my strength and in you I have the blessed assurance of victory. Amen