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Casper Church hosted John L. Sliffe from the Enduring Word Museum in Weatherford, Texas on Saturday, April 27. Sliffe and his wife, Angel, brought replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press, an original KJV Bible from the first 50 ever printed (one of only 17 original pieces of Wycliffe work), and much more.
Siffle's presentation on the history of the Bible, the Reformation, the history of written communication, and their work with the Dead Sea scrolls and the ossuary of Simon of Cyrene, fascinated students at Mountain Road Christian Academy the previous day, and giving them the opportunity to print their own text with the working Gutenberg Press.
The exhibit and the presentation was advertised as a community event and the Casper Adventist Church welcomed members of the Casper community to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Erin Zavodny, a member of the Casper Church and a music teacher said, “I found it very fascinating, affirming and humbling. To see relics such as a page from the original Gutenberg Bible was amazing. The detail and preservation of the different scrolls and seeing how God gave so much evidence that His Word is true and valid, was affirming. It was humbling to be reminded that many people gave so much, including their lives to bring us the Word of Life."
“How truly awesome to learn about the Bible in such a hands-on way. We even got to print a page! And [we got to] see and touch a page Gutenberg actually printed! Amazing stuff!” said Traci Pike, a Mountain Road Christian Academy teacher.
If you are interested in hosting this incredible exhibit and presentation at your church, academy, or campmeeting, please, contact John Sliffe at [email protected] or by phone at 817-771-3942.
-- Text and photos by Gabriela Vincent