April 16, 2014

​Students Complete Bible Reading Marathon

By Rachel Wood

72 hours, starting February 25, students, staff, and faculty from Walla Walla
University in College Place, Washington, took turns reading the entire Bible,
one chapter at a time.

Walla Walla University students participate in a Bible-reading marathon. [Photo: NPUC Gleaner]The
event, Ancient Words, enlisted 78 people who sat at a desk at the campus prayer
house and read aloud to themselves or to anyone who stopped by.

by WWU Campus Ministries and Win A City Ministries, the event concluded with
the reading of the last chapter of the Bible in front of the congregation
gathered for the university’s Friday evening vespers program.

were encouraged to write their reflections in a journal kept at the prayer house.
Chelsea Bond, a history student, wrote, “God is here in the 72-hour reading. He
is inspiring readers and listeners alike, keeping us all strong. Even though I
am sick and was afraid I would lose my voice, He didn’t let it falter once. I
am humbled and blessed to have been a part of this.”

plan to make the Bible reading an annual event.

from the North Pacific Union Gleaner