On the verge of Holy Week, the most significant period on the Christian calendar, volunteers are taking turns reading through the entire Bible.
In good weather following Sunday’s rain, readers began at 8 a.m. Monday with Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The setting is a covered area along Broncho Lake on the University of Central Oklahoma campus, near the student center and a busy sidewalk.
Volunteer reader Amy Kearn, a UCO junior from Harrah, said the project was started by the local Baptist Collegiate Ministry. She helped recruit readers from Christian organizations on campus and from local churches.
Kearn said organizers received the space from UCO, a process that included notifying administrators about the reason. Kearn said the goal is to finish reading the Bible, which ends with the Book of Revelation, at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Kearn said the hope is that passers-by will hear, listen and perhaps come over to learn a little more about the Bible.
Volunteers will even be reading throughout the nights, which meant notifying UCO Police Services so they could check in on them, Kearn said.
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