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Thursday, January 3, 2019

When the Word Becomes Words

When the Word Becomes Words
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When the Word Becomes Words
Ann Voskamp and photographer Esther Havens document the moment a new Bible translation arrives in a rural Kenyan community.
Text by Ann Voskamp
The word of God comes riding in on a camel. It’s a kind of modern-day Palm Sunday in Northern Kenya, the nomadic Rendille people waving their worn sticks instead of palm branches, the Word of God itself stacked in bound cardboard boxes, lashed to the hump of a swaying dromedary.
More than a thousand Rendille and dozens of distant neighboring tribespeople have gathered in the stifling heat, with ready smiles and raised hands, to greet the completed New Testament in their own mother tongue. They ...
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