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Area volunteers assemble Bibles for Africa

Richmond City Hall gymnasium was transformed into a factory, of sorts, April 27-30 for the annual Send the Light Conference. Area volunteers assembled French-speaking Bibles that will be sent to Africa. (Provided photo)

Richmond City Hall gymnasium was transformed into a factory, of sorts, April 27-30 for the annual Send the Light Conference. Area volunteers assembled French-speaking Bibles that will be sent to Africa. (Provided photo)

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Churchgoers of various ages and denominations recently gathered to help spread God’s word – in print form.

During the latest annual Send the Light Conference, held April 27-30 in the Richmond City Hall gym, volunteers helped assemble French-language Bibles printed by the Ohio-based First Baptist Church Bearing Precious Seed. After being assembled, the Bibles were sent through a binder and then a cutter – both provided by the Kansas City, Mo.-based church Graceway. The boxes were then boxed to be sent to Africa.

According to volunteer and Graceway member Terry Ogle, the Bibles will be given away, as they have been each year of the Send the Light initiative’s nine-year history.

“A lot of the places (where) these (Bibles) go, they’ll use them in their schools like textbooks,” Ogle said. “And (in) a lot of places, they use them in churches and … (schools).”

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