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The annual “Send the Light” Bible Conference will be held at the Richmond City Hall Gymnasium, 205 Summit St. in Richmond, beginning Sunday, April 27.
The bible-making project will continue daily through Wednesday, April 30 from noon to 10 p.m. with an evening devotion at 7.
Each year in Richmond, people of all ages from upward of 20 churches come together in the city hall gymnasium to assemble bibles from scriptures printed by Bearing Precious Seed, a church in Milford, Ohio.
During the four days of the conference, printed “signatures” are rolled, collated, bound, cut and packed in boxes to be sent to people around the world who have no bibles. This year they will be sent to recipients in Africa.
To date, participants in the annual bible assembly have made over 65,000 Bibles in various languages. They’ve been sent to missionaries in Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, Africa and Suriname.
“This year’s goal is to make 5,000 whole French bibles,” said Julie White of the Bott Radio Network. “It’s always a lot of fun, and everyone is invited. Whether you can give one hour, two hours, or all day, your help will be appreciated.”
White said Bible Conference posters are available for churches and businesses. They can picked up at 111 W. Main St. in Richmond at Life 92.5 FM, part of the Bott Radio Network.