Students Complete Bible Reading Marathon

For 72 hours, starting Feb. 25, Walla Walla University students, staff and faculty took turns reading the entire Bible, one chapter at a time.

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.

Organized by 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.

Participants 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.”

Organizers plan to make the Bible reading an annual event.

April 10, 2014 / Walla Walla University