First Fon Bible launched in Benin

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Information about First Fon Bible launched in Benin

Published on February 27, 2014

Author: ubsbible



In February 2014, Benin's 1.7 million Fon-speakers got the Bible in their language for the first time! Nearly 6,000 people of all ages and church traditions attended the launch in Cotonou, the country's capital. People were very eager to get their own copy of the Bible in their language and around 12,000 Fon Bibles were distributed during the launch. Enjoy the slideshow and pray that God will greatly bless Fon speakers as they read the Bible in their language for the first time.

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.

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