The Outback team has been busy for the past three days working in an aboriginal community north of Katherine called Werebun. It’s a small isolated community with a few families and about 12 kids. For three days the team has been running a kids program learning and singing in Kriol (which is their native language), teaching them to read the Kriol bible, and playing tons of games which the kids LOVED! They managed to weather the intense heat and afternoon storms which bucketed rain, and went out there each day giving it their all and building great relationships with the people of Werebun.
By the third day they had built some really good relationships with the kids and it was a special thing to be able to sit down with some of them and read the bible in their language. Brad was sitting with one 13 year old named Junior. Junior was amazed that there was an entire bible in his language and got a real kick out of looking up the memory verse and story that the team and been sharing with them and reading out loud. “I gotta get me one of these,” he said with a smile.
The entire Kriol Bible was the first complete indigenous Bible completed here in Australia by the Bible Society Australia and was only just published in 2007. They are currently working on a childrens Bible.