Praise and Prayer

Praise: Kazakhstanis can now read the entire New Testament in their own language for the first time in history. The Bible League, which has offices in Kazakhstan, recently welcomed the arrival of the Kazakh Holy Book, which contains the entire New Testament and 16 Old Testament books, including Psalms, Proverbs and Isaiah. It took 10 years for the translation into the Kazakh language to be completed. "Demand for this Kazakh Holy Book is huge," noted Waldemar Kurz, the Bible League's director of ministries for the former Soviet Union. "About half of the 44,000 first-run new-edition was placed with churches and mission agencies within a month of their arrival."