WINDHOEK: Gideons International on Tuesday handed over about 1 000 Bibles worth N.dollars 10 000 to the Ministry of Defence.
The Bibles, which will be distributed amongst members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), were handed over to the ministry by Gideons International president Norma Kotze.
Gideons International is an Evangelical Christian organisation dedicated to distributing free copies of the Bible in over 94 languages and 194 countries, most famously in hotel and motel rooms.
Receiving the Bibles on behalf the Ministry of Defence, the NDF’s Chief Chaplain Lieutenant-General Reverend Canon Nangula Kathindi thanked the Gideons for their generous gesture.
“We are very grateful to Gideons International for coming here with the single purpose of distributing the holy book of God to the soldiers. This is one way of fulfilling Christ’s great commandment of preaching the good news to everyone in the world,” she said.
She assured Gideons International that the Bibles will be fully utilised for the purpose of strengthening the members’ faith for the salvation.
The Chief Chaplain also used the opportunity to urge the NDF staff members to read and study God’s word.
The Bibles handed over on Tuesday were published in three languages – English, Afrikaans and Oshiwambo.