Ida County Bible reading marathon

In 2016, then-Governor Terry Branstad called for a 99 County Bible Reading marathon, that in all 99 counties in the state of Iowa, residents would collectively read the entire Bible in a single sitting.  This year, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is continuing that tradition. Most of the counties in Iowa have done this, but Ida County has not.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, from 2-7 p.m. at the Ida Grove Rec Center, volunteers will be reading the entire Bible during a five-hour period. A total of 156 readers are needed in order to accomplish this task. There will be up to 20 readers reading at any given time. This will be an activity to ready hearts and minds for the celebration of Christmas.

Why would one do this, you may ask? The better question is, why not? Think of it, 156 people in Ida County spending a half-hour of their Sunday, reading God’s word. God’s word entering into the minds and hearts of individuals is always a good thing.

See the full story in the Dec. 6 edition of the Holstein Advance or subscribe online for instant access.