1 year ago
The Word Riders are a group of Christian motorbike enthusiasts who travel to different parts of South Africa annually for Bible Distribution.
Along the route, the Word Riders distribute Bibles among school children who cannot afford a Bible of their own. These Bibles are made possible by die Bible Society of South Africa’s Bibles for Grade 7 learners project as well as by funds raised by the motorcyclists themselves.
Last year, during the Rammetjie rugby season, Laerskool Breyten participated in a Rammetjie rugby match held at Morgenzon Landbou Akademie. During this event, the principal of Laerskool Breyten, Mr. Louis Bates, met the tour organiser, Francios Sieberhagen and invited him to visit Laerskool Breyten.
A year has passed and Mr. Bates forgot about this invitation. Then, two weeks ago, early in September 2016, Laerskool Breyten received a phone call from pastor Francios Sieberhagen, wanting to visit our school to distribute Bibles to the grade 7 learners. His visit was scheduled for 20 September 2016.
He arrived at our school at about 7:30 on Tuesday morning. The learners were assembled for the morning briefing in the school square. On his arrival, the learners were sent to the school hall for a short assembly. During this assembly Francois Sieberhagen was welcomed and he in short explained to the learners what the purpose of his visit was. The learners sang three gospel songs as welcoming and thereafter Zulu and Afrikaans were handed out to the grade 7 learners according to their language proficiency.
The grade 1 to 3 teachers also received Afrikaans and English Christian reading material that can assist them with reading in class.
Francios was very impressed with the school and what the teachers accomplish here. He also committed himself to our school, to visit us on an annual basis to bring Bibles and reading material to the learners.
On the photo:
Back left to right: Mr. Louis Bates (Principal), Francious Sieberhagen (Tour organizer: The Word Riders)
Front left to right: Some of the grade 7 learners who received Bibles.