“It was amazing to see the reaction on the faces of the Maasai people when they first began to hear the Bible spoken in their language of Maa,” says a coordinator for the Bible Society of Tanzania’s audio Bibles programme.
“Many of them assumed the recording would be in English or the widely used language of Swahili but oh, the joy when they realized it was in Maa. They were also very impressed with the level of fluency of the speaker. Although they did wonder about the 'little Maasai man' in the 'radio' who knew so much about the Bible!" he adds.
The Maasai people are only one group whom the Bible Society of Tanzania is reaching out to with audio Bibles. This year, it's providing audio Bibles in twelve different languages, such as Sukuma and Kimochi, to farmers, pastoralists and fishermen.
This article is from The Word at Work – Autumn 2012