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Storytelling works at the restaurant

At a missions conference, I was introduced to a local believer. During our chatting, she told me, “I like Chinese food. In fact, I have been eating frequently at a Chinese restaurant for ten years.”

“You’ve eaten at the same Chinese restaurant for ten years?” I asked with curiosity.

She nodded.

“Have you ever shared the gospel with the Chinese workers there?” I inquired further.  

After thinking for a moment, she confessed, “I have never thought about…


Posted by Vanan Paul Trinh on November 19, 2014 at 9:26pm

The Women Jesus Loved

I am new to the International Orality Network and am excited about all that I am learning as I read the material on the website. God led me out of the pastorate and into radio. We have a radio program heard around the world called Stories of the Master. This is a retelling of the life of Christ in story format. I have brought in cultural and historical details which modern people/westerners often miss. I have gleaned these insights from scholars such as Dr. Gary Burge (Wheaton) and Dr.…


Posted by Jonathan Williams on May 21, 2014 at 9:54am

Leaving again Oct 1st

Keep us in prayer as we hope to go into the next phase or training and record Exodus as well....

Posted by pauline e nichols on September 5, 2013 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments

One more Step

Well we finished Genesis and here are some of the comments:

We should really believe like Abraham what an incredible man! And Jacob too! But it is soo hard to do that. I want to but it is hard. - You know when you have a good friend you want to do everything for them and please them. Right? - Yes. Well it is kind of like this creator God - Abraham got to know him and learned he could tell him anything even with Lot and Sodom and Gommorah right? - Yes - So maybe it is just normal that you…


Posted by pauline e nichols on September 5, 2013 at 2:15pm

Storytelling as a tool for ESL

Well friends I've been running around keeping my trainees involved with storytelling among the immigrant communities in east county San Diego. SO far they are doing well and it is being received well. Pray for us on Fridays.

Also getting ready with a new bunch of folk to N India. They will be continuing to help me mentor new story groups in Assam as well as support and encourage existing groups in mentorship. More and more we are seeing the relevance of story bridging the understanding…


Posted by pauline e nichols on June 20, 2013 at 12:38am


Recommend a US Children's Sunday School Curriculum??

Started by Cheryl Fornelli Oct 19, 2014.

Orality and non-narrative portions of the Bible 3 Replies

Started by Justin Culp. Last reply by Galen Miller Sep 8, 2014.

Orality and Preaching - Do people really prefer stories? 8 Replies

Started by Desmond Soh. Last reply by Rick Brekelbaum Aug 3, 2014.


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