Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch and President Of Bundaberg Minister Association, Pastor Mark Riddell (far right) with Dave and Andrew Carnell and Andrew Sav, who are walking from Cains to Stanthorpe to raise Bible awareness.
Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch and President Of Bundaberg Minister Association, Pastor Mark Riddell (far right) with Dave and Andrew Carnell and Andrew Sav, who are walking from Cains to Stanthorpe to raise Bible awareness. Scottie Simmonds

Trio walks for Bible translation

IT'S frequently said the Bible is the world's bestseller of all times, but there are more than 2000 languages that have no translation of the book.

Dave Carnell, 24, his cousin Andrew Carnell, 31, and friend Andrew Sav, 48, are determined to change that, and stopped in Bundaberg yesterday as part of a 2000km walk from Cairns to Stanthorpe to raise awareness of the cultures lacking access to the Bible.

Dave Carnell said the 80-day odyssey was sparked by an idea from Mr Sav, a linguist who had spent time working as a missionary with groups in Africa.

“The Bible has changed our lives, so we want to give people the chance to experience the same thing for themselves,” he said.

The trio walked about 30km yesterday before being welcomed to the city by mayor Lorraine Pyefinch, and spent last night at a meeting with locals at Bundaberg Christian College, arranged by Pastor Brian Robertson from Coral Coast Christian Church.

Mr Carnell said these meetings had often been among the highlights of their journey so far, as well as confronting torrential rain in Mackay several weeks ago.

The walkers will spend time with Bundaberg Christian College students, before turning inland towards Biggenden.



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