The Invercargill Action Group held a Read-a-thon at the library on Bible Sunday, where they read from the King James Version of the Bible in celebration of its 400 years since translation.
People of all ages, from 6 different churches took part in reading, including 2 young girls who read beautifully and with great enthusiasm.
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As a little girl, Mrs Bala wanted to learn to read and write, but owing to her family’s poverty she was unable to. Now, at the age of 75 she has been attending Bible Society literacy classes at the Chourkhuli Church of Bangladesh in Kotalipara in southwestern Bangladesh.