Fundraiser boosts Bible Society

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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 ten 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, 3773 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