In Kerala, India, amid the 113 days of lockdown for COVID-19, a man copied out the Bible by hand.
Rejin Valson, a worker at the Cochin International Airport, dedicated his effort to the child his pregnant wife is carrying. To achieve his goal, he used 2,755 sheets of A4 size paper and 32 pens.
Rejin, who got the idea from a fellow parishioner who likes to copy Biblical passages, works in the Fire and Rescue Department at Cochin International Airport.
When the lockdown was imposed, he was asked to go to work for only 24 hours a week. With more time at his disposal, he decided to do something for his faith.
It took him 113 days, and he used 2,755 sheets of A4 size paper and 32 pens.
“I was able to finish my work only thanks to fervent prayers and the full support of my family, friends, and pastor,” Rejin told AsiaNews. “I dedicate this work to the child in my wife’s womb.”
“Rejin is a very active member of our parish,” said Fr Finosh Keettikka, Rejin’s parish priest. “He is member of the Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM) and teaches catechism on Sundays.”
The Bible was presented on 28 July, the feast day of Saint Alphonsa. After the blessing from the local bishop, Mgr Andrews Thazhath (picture 4), the volume was left in the keep of St Anthony's Catholic Church, in North Karammukk.
Rejin's friend Syam Mohan, a carpenter, helped him make a cover for the holy book.
Edited from Asia NewsIT