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Violence Against Christians in Africa Is Increasing

How do you see persecution? According to Open Doors, 1 in 8 Christians worldwide experience persecution for their faith. That’s 1 in 8 of us whose faith can come at great cost — in some cases, even at the cost of life itself.

SAT-7 Airs all-day life agape film festival on day of PENTECOST

SAT-7 marked the day of Pentecost this year with an international festival of Christian film aired in collaboration with partner Life Agape. A slate of impactful Christian movies in Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi were broadcast across three channels on Sunday 2...

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Journalist hears the gospel in prison

James, a pastor in a war-torn country, went to prison for two years. His crime: sharing his faith. But even imprisonment couldn’t stop him from telling the story that had changed his life.

Celebrating Our First Audio Bible in South Sudan

March 2021 marks the completion of our first audio Bible recordings for the people of South Sudan. Of the nearly 12.6 million people, 73% of the population is illiterate, and half live below the poverty line. Educational attainment is extremely poor due to ...

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Little ‘Trimtabs’ that have Big Impact for God’s Kingdom
Little ‘Trimtabs’ that have Big Impact for God’s Kingdom

There are many African proverbs about mosquitos.  One of those says, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.”  Anyone who has done much international travel in the more tropical regions of the wor...

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Worldview-based Storying: The Integration of Symbol, Story, and Ritual in the Orality Movement

This book is dedicated to the present global generation of Bible storytellers. It will challenge you to learn from the rich history of the Orality Movement, do your cultural homework related to the integration of symbol, story and ritual, and tell the great...

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Literacy training in prisons using Bible storytelling
Literacy training in prisons using Bible storytelling

For those desiring to use literacy or English teaching to reach others for Christ, here is some inexpensive, effective and easy-to use material based on 30 Bible stories. It was designed for prison use, and is being used in four or five states to get indivi...

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Upping Their Game – the Bible.is App
Upping Their Game – the Bible.is App

It’s not uncommon to go back to a ministry app and find that it hasn’t been updated in years or, even worse, that it is no longer available. Thankfully, that’s not the story of Faith Comes by Hearing’s Bible.is app, which has gone through significant change...

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A Word from the International Director (March 2021)

We don’t have a Bible in our heart language. Existing churches in our region overlook us because we seem to be so much of a challenge in sharing the Gospel.

A Word from the Deaf of ION

The Deaf constitute a people unlike any other on earth. Mission scholars define them as a people group composed of profoundly Deaf men and women, usually Deaf at birth or before the acquisition of language, who use sign language as their preferred language ...

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A Word from the International Director (February 2021)

ION exists for action.  Yes, we talk, teach and promote orality and oral strategies.  In this new era everything we talk about, teach or promote expects intentional synergistic work – collaboration to reach the oral majority.  Often that process & progress ...

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Delivering the Word of God to the Hausa People

In partnership with YWAM, over 300 Davar Hausa audio Bibles were distributed to tribes in Nigeria. This was the first time many had the opportunity to experience the fullness of scripture in a language they could understand.

Trying something new

During this global pandemic, I am attending many video conferences and webinars. A clear message of “be creative” and “try something new” keeps surfacing. We were founded on the principle of being creative and trying new things.

Proclaiming the Good News through Story in Oral Cultures

God’s Word, shared through stories and the Oral Arts (storytelling and dialogue, drama, poetry, song and dance), continues to touch hearts and minds of oral preference learners around the world, even during this global pandemic. See how local leaders are pr...

Reaching across language barriers

One challenge that many Bible college graduates have is forgetting their mother tongue. Perhaps they were identified as intelligent and talented from as young as twelve years of age so they were sent to boarding school for the sake of their education. This ...

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Digital Orality: New Signs of Spiritual Opportunities

Orality-based methods and strategies are the most effective ways people have learned and communicated from the beginning of time.  Digital Orality is about combining modern technological resources with the most ancient forms of communicating and learning.  ...

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Transformed Lives

Earlier this year, Charlotte and another member of our staff were introduced to a family from the Middle East through a mutual friend. They were invited to visit the mother and her adult daughter in their home.  

Gospel Spreads Among Truck Drivers in West Africa

In West Africa, truck driving is a dangerous and stressful job. Drivers face job insecurity, the threat of being robbed, extortion from corrupt policemen, and cultural and linguistic barriers as they cross through borders taking imports from the coast to la...

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A word from the International Director (July 2020)

ION exists for one reason: to promote discipling all oral communicators – the oral majority – unreached peoples.  Our hearts beat with William Carey who in 72 small pages upended the status quo of missions and its colonial view approach to evangelizing “the...

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A New Day in India

We now face the most difficult days in the recent history of India.  Our president is bound to establish our country as a Hindu nation following the demands of Muslim and Buddhist countries all around him.  Yet these are possibly the best days the church of...

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