“When (church leaders) work together to translate the Bible, the light that has shone in other communities will shine on ours!” said Dr. Akoko (President of the Ngwo Cultural and Development Association) at a meeting of denominational church leaders. The Fon (king) was very happy to learn about the project. “I have given my people to God,” he said. “Anyone doing something in this project should do it with all his heart for the glory of God!” He then offered the project leader lunch in his palace.
The king then personally escorted the team leader around, introducing him to the community leaders as the one who had come to help them have a Bible in their mother tongue. What a welcome!