For the first time ever, the President of Ukraine visited the Bible Society offices, marking a monumental moment in the Country’s history.
President Petro Poroshenko says “It is important that every politician reads the Bible. And not just once… The Bible Society carries out incredible mission. Many thanks to them for serving for over 25 years! Because of you, someone is able to open and read the Bible!”
The President also joined thousands of Christians and wrote in the Handwritten Bible, his text was Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). The Ukraine Bible Society would have never expected, or even thought of this in the past so this became a pinnacle moment of the Year of the Bible for the Country. Not only was this historical for the Bible Society but for the general Ukrainian society and Christian community. The Year of the Bible is a project aimed at drawing people’s attention to the values and principles taught in the Bible.
President Poroshenko also met with the leadership of all Ukrainian churches and the Bible Society staff to a receive report on the Year of the Bible. Poroshenko seemed positive about the impact the event had on the nation and encouraged churches and Ukraine’s Bible Society to continue installing biblical values to their nation.
The Ukraine Bible Society also shared the progress of their contemporary Bible translation into Ukrainian with the President and their plan is to have the full Bible published in mid-2019.
The Ukraine Bible Society extend their gratitude, for the prayers and support from all their sisters and brothers from around the world. Let us continue to pray that the Bible will reach many more hearts in Ukraine.