God’s Light for the Blind!
Uganda’s Luganda language now has a Braille Bible!
July 30, 2019Print this article
Great news . . . Uganda’s Luganda language now has a Braille Bible! Luganda is the 45th language in the world to have a Braille Bible which was recently celebrated with a launch event.
This effort, made possible by American Bible Society financial partners, will reach many people who would otherwise never have the chance to enjoy Scripture on their own. Uganda has 2.6 million visually impaired people, one of the highest numbers of any country in the world.
The wonderful opportunity to bring God’s Word to the blind or visually impaired is even more critical as the extreme poverty found throughout Uganda makes owning a Bible out of reach for many believers.
Already, the Braille translation is making a difference. Alex Lukwago, a visually impaired law student who received a Braille Bible, says, “I see in the darkness.”
Another recipient, Catherine Nakimera, says, “I was humbled when I received a priceless, fully Braille Bible from the Bible Society. I can now study the Word of God without relying on another’s sight.”
This effort will shine the light of God’s truth into the lives of those who often feel like they are living in the dark.
Bible Society partner Ingrid Felber-Bischof says, “We can feel and share the excitement and joy of our blind friends as they touch and read God’s Word with their fingers. They tell us it is the moment when they feel nearest to God’s heart.”
We are thankful for the faithfulness of our partners and their role in ensuring that people with visual disabilities are able to access Scripture.
Thanks to the support of our faithful financial partners, American Bible Society has been engaging people with the life-changing message of God’s Word for more than 200 years.
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