Cof­fee morn­ing fundraiser boosts Bi­ble So­ci­ety cash

Campbeltown Courier - - LEISURE -

‘No-one does Bi­ble Week­end as well as you do in Camp­bel­town.’

Matilda Tav­erner, aged 10 days, is likely to be the youngest ever at­tendee at a Camp­bel­town cof­fee morn­ing. The tot joined mum Rachel Tav­erner and aunt Re­becca Fawcett to help raise £324.70 at the Bi­ble So­ci­ety event last Satur­day in Lorne and Low­land Church’s old hall. Matilda’s dad Wil­liam Tav­erner is chair­man of the Scot­tish Bi­ble So­ci­ety's Kin­tyre Ac­tion Group and the fundraiser was the start of the group’s Bi­ble Week­end. At the Bi­ble Sun­day ser­vice in Spring­bank Evan­gel­i­cal Church, Adrian Arm­strong, the so­ci­ety’s Head of Bi­ble En­gage­ment, com­pli­mented Camp­bel­town for its church co-op­er­a­tion. Adrian said: ‘As I speak at meet­ings all over Scot­land, I al­ways cite Camp­bel­town as a prime ex­am­ple of how churches can work to­gether to sup­port the Bi­ble So­ci­ety and help put Bi­bles in the hands and hearts of peo­ple world­wide. No-one does Bi­ble Week­end as well as you do in Camp­bel­town,’ he added. The Bi­ble So­ci­ety aims to put the Bi­ble into ev­ery­one’s hands in a lan­guage they un­der­stand and in a for­mat they can use. Adrian said: ‘Less than 10 per cent of the world’s lan­guages have the full Bi­ble in their own lan­guage, less than one third have the New Tes­ta­ment and more than 209 mil­lion peo­ple, 3,773 lan­guages, still do not have even one book of the Bi­ble in their mother tongue.’

Aunty Re­becca Fawcett, Matilda Tav­erner, 10 days, and her mum Rachel Tav­erner. 25_c44­matil­da01_baby

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