Literacy and Scripture Engagement
Born into a family of farmers in Konosu, Esther Bundor had no opportunity for formal education. She later married a farmer, and the expectation was that she stay at home to care for her family. At times she felt discourage, even ashamed, at her lack of education.
Then a Kissi literacy class started near her home. Esther enrolled. She recognized the opportunity to finally receive the education she’d always wanted, which would equip her to read the Bible in her own language.
Learning was difficult for Esther, but she persevered. She now serves as secretary for the local women’s club as well as the women’s organization in her church. Esther writes, “The Kissi literacy program has give me a sense of pride.”
The primary goal of the Kissi Literacy and Scripture Engagement program is to promote God’s Word through literacy, translation, training, research, and service to God and man. Volunteer teachers and workers receive training through the program to help address the needs of people like Esther.
Since 1999, 15 literacy classes have been established. As people become literate in the heart language, they have the capability to read the Word of God and claim it as their own.
“The Kissi literacy program has given me a sense of pride.”