I was disappointed that an important gift to Fiji Schools missed the opportunity to provide readable modern translations of the Bible, even the very interesting paraphrase called 'The Message' would make a lovely gift. Instead the Baptist International Missions gave copies the very difficult King James version which even English speaking people do not usually read today. It is how many years old - four hundred years - the kind Shakespeare wrote in perhaps. A missed opportunity. Also, why not a good Fijian or Hindi translation?
from today's Fiji Times: