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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


This could be the unspoken thought of many Nigerians,

  • who could not read,
  • who could read in other languages but don't necessary understand it,
  • who could read and understand but are occupied with many oral materials.

An aged woman from Cham people group (Dijim-Bwilim) of Gombe State, Nigeria, shared with me her experience



Posted by yakubu, iliya dachung on April 29, 2013 at 8:34am


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You’re a member of ION because you understand the opportunities & challenges of reaching oral people.  StoryRunners, a cru ministry, offers an interactive workshop to ground you in oral Bible storying, a means of communicating the Gospel that is highly effective for oral learners.  Attend a School of Storying (SOS) in Orlando, FL, September 28 – October 3, 2014, where you will  learn how to use bible storying in your own personal ministry as well as hear how you can join a team that trains…See More
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