Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Kekchi Bibles Have Arrived!

We have been waiting all week to hear when an order of Kekchi Bibles were going to be delivered.  We knew that they had arrived in port but were waiting for them to be released and brought up on the truck.  They called late Wednesday afternoon around 5:30 to say that they would be arriving in Coban at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.  Thanks for the advanced notice!  haha  The problem with that is 1)  we live almost four hours from Coban and 2) we do not travel at night.  So, that meant a very early morning for us on Thursday.  I joked on our facebook page that we saw the sunrise and we do not see that often.  It is because we are almost never up and going at that time of the morning.  Not many other people were either. 

We stopped to eat breakfast in Chisec and arrived in plenty of time to meet the truck.  They were not so prompt and arrived at 10:30 a.m. Ugh.  Miss Fran had about five people lined up to help and we were very thankful and happy to see that almost twenty of our Baptist pastors and leaders showed up to go help us as well.  Miss Fran was very worried about not having enough help and in the end she was a little overwhelmed with the turnout.  It was a blessing to have so many eager workers.  There were  20,000 Bibles packed in boxes of 24 each.  That equals around 834 boxes.  It only took them about 1.5 hours to unload the whole truck.  PTL!  It rained off and on during that time but that did not delay them. 

It was just a happiness in the air that we all felt knowing that so many copies of God's Word would soon be in the hands of the Kekchi people.  After unloading we all gathered around for a group photo and then had a prayer over the Bibles.  It was a special morning!  I am attaching a few photos from the day and will be adding an album of all the photos to our facebook page.  Thanks to those of you who prayed! 
the truck full of Bibles

getting ready to unload

Our group minus about three men who had already left to take a load over to our Kekchi Baptist office.  We are thankful for their servant hearts.

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