Many of SIU’s indigenous partners live and minister in some of the most unreached places in the world. These proven SIU partners have access to and are within proximity of unreached and unengaged peoples. Our partners, many facing ongoing persecution, are now sharing Bible stories in Storytelling fellowships frequently engaging in the “Oral Arts” using the mother-tongue, heart language of the hearers in undisclosed hidden locations of unreached people groups.
Here are a couple of short testimonies from some of our recent SIU Bridges training event participants:
“The chief of a local Muslim village is no longer the same since he heard the story of the hidden treasure (Matt 13:44). The cross of his ancestors is a hidden treasure, it was the symbol of the community without any connection to Jesus. He told them that the cross is a symbol of Jesus and that he was sacrificed on the cross to forgive their sins and save them. As a result, many members of this village gave their lives to Christ and requested special trainings of stories about how to live a Christian life.”
“One very energetic pastor attended our training and was working among Muslim and Hindu people in his area. One month after the training God did a great miracle through him. He brought ten Muslim families to the Lord. Now he has started a storytelling group with the families in their village.”
Testimonies and stories like these are reported often by our partners. Bible Storytelling in the heart language of the hearers is producing new storytelling groups which are developing into reproducing church plants resulting in movements where hundreds, and even thousands, are being baptized. God is moving our dedicated, and often persecuted, partners to spread the Good News of the Kingdom of God among unreached and unengaged oral culture communities.
You Can Make a Difference
Will you join us in this “movement”? With approximately 90% of the remaining unreached, unengaged people groups being of oral cultures, SIU and others working in the “Orality Movement” hope to see the task of the Great Commission finished within our lifetime!
Please consider a year-end gift to our ongoing partner Bridges training events where leaders are equipped to reach and engage the lost in these under resourced areas.
Please visit “Give to our ongoing Partner Training” to donate and join us in this effort.
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