About us

An introduction to BSU

The Bible Society of Uganda is a Christian Non-Governmental Organization, which serves churches and the general public by making the Holy Scriptures available in languages that people understand best.

We work with churches to help engage meaningfully with the Scriptures. We are part of a global movement- United Bible Societies- serving churches of all denominations in over 145 Countries.

Our History

All Bible Societies in the world can trace their history back to a young teenage girl called Mary Jones.
She was a Welsh Protestant Christian girl born in 1784.Mary at age fifteen, walked twenty-five miles across the countryside to buy a copy of the Welsh Bible from Thomas Charles because she did not have one.
Charles then used her story in proposing to the Religious Tract Society to set up a new organization to supply Wales with Bibles….Click here to read full Mary Jones Story   Click to watch a Mary Jones Video

The Bible Society of Uganda was established in Uganda in 1968 but before that the work had already been started by the British Foreign Bible Societies.

Since then, the following languages have been translated out of the 50 languages spoken in Uganda: Luganda, Runyankole-Rukiga, Runyoro-Rutoro, Ng’akarimojong, Alur, Acholi, Kinandi, Ateso, Kakwa, Kinyarwanda, Lango, Lugbara,Kumam,Lusoga,Lumasaba,Kumam,Dhopadhola,Lusamya -Lugwe.Some of these are still on going.

Continue to pray for the work and support with any amount so that those languages which ahve not been translated they receive Scriptures.


  1. Joan


  2. daniel

    hello am looking for annonated reference bible
    King James Version [Finis Jennings Dake]

    • BSU

      Sorry Daniel, We don’t have those in stock.

  3. Rusoke Richard

    We thank God for bible society team, Continue being faithful to the scriptures. Good work. But i don’t see our strategic plan

  4. KevinKl

    Thank you for this explanation. I was very concerned when reading the text from the Old Testament last night. But now I see clearly that God is showing us the new way of compassion and forgiveness.

  5. David Oluka Okwalinga

    In how many vernacular languages is the Bible available now in Uganda?

    • BSU

      Hello David, we have 22 languages so far. 16 complete Bibles and 6 New testaments.

  6. Simon Okwii

    do you still have digital audio playback device and how much?

    • Joan Logose

      Which Language are you interested in?


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