Published on February 27, 2014
The very ﬁrst Bible in Fon was launched in Benin in February 2014 Rev Daniel Hounzandji, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Benin, holds high the new Fon Bible -‐ with and without Deuterocanon.
Fon is the main language in southern Benin, spoken by around 1.7 million people.
In addiGon to the new Bible, 5,000 porGons of Ruth were distributed to the 5,700 people who came to celebrate.
RepresentaGves from many denominaGons and confessions aJended.
Launching the celebraGons! Oﬃcials from the Churches and Bible Society opened the ceremony.
Four choirs from various denominaGons were invited to sing.
Jean-‐Jacques, one of the Fon Bible translators.
People from all generaGons took part in the celebraGons.
The translators received cerGﬁcates in recogniGon for their years of dedicated work. The widow of one of the translators received a giU on his behalf.
People were eager to get a copy of the new Bible. Around 12,000 were distributed on the day of the launch! Please pray that the Fon-‐speaking people of Benin are greatly blessed by having the Bible in their language.
In February 2014, the first Bible in Benin’s most widely-spoken language was launched. Fon is spoken by around 1.7 million people and was welcomed at a ...
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