All set for 2015 Walk for Bibles annual event

19 Oct 2015 15:40pm


The 13th annual 'Walk for Bibles' will take place on Saturday. Twenty towns will also take part, including Windhoek, Ongwediva, Lüderitz, Gobabis, and Swakopmund.

Christel Langenhoven, the communications officer of the Bible Society of Namibia (BSN), said this year's event is special due to so many towns taking part.

"The walk for bibles is a fund raising project for the Bible Society to generate funds for bible distribution as well as bible translations," she told Nampa on Monday.

Langenhoven explained that to translate the bible in one language takes up to 15 years and can cost about N.dollars 12 million. Normally between four to five people are involved in such translation.

The biggest percentage of this amount is directed to salaries of the translators who spend many years ensuring the translations are in order before the new translated bible can be certified and signed off, she said.

The BSN houses bibles in 17 different languages, including all languages from Namibia. Apart from bible translations and distributions, the BSN is also engaged in trauma healing networks, and getting people more involved and engaged with the bible, Langenhoven said.

The Windhoek Walk for Bibles event starts at 07h30 at the Windhoek High School sports stadium. Other towns have their own programmes and schedules.