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Turkana Audio Bible Leads to Life and Literacy

Davar Partners completed the the Turkana audio Bible in 2018, in partnership with the Bible Society of Kenya. Since then the Bible Society has been using the audio recordings to teach local literacy courses. We are thrilled the audio Bible provides the op...

Rescued into Love

The day I walked through the door, I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard of these places before—these safe houses, these women, this hard and difficult work. I was expecting to meet broken women. But, I didn’t expect this.

Singing the Gospel: How Oral Learners Encounter Truth

In Africa, many village women sing to stay motivated as they work. Children are taught cultural values through songs and stories recounted during initiation rites. The Toposa people of South Sudan are no different. They sing about harvest time or a favorite...

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Overcoming Tunnel Vision: Expanding Our Horizons

In 1965, in Japan my learning journey was greatly accelerated.  I began discovering more about various customs, worldviews and cultural value systems.  It was a season of discovering how much I didn’t know, and the fact that the rest of the world is very di...

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Humility and different gifts in the body of Christ

I am privileged to meet many humble indigenous men and women of peace from communities all over the world. They follow our Lord Jesus Christ, seeking to reflect His image in everything they do. They are “not easily offended” although many of them have gone ...

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A word from the Acting Director

Orality is the new normal.  That’s good news and not so good news for the Good News.  It’s good news for those in the world that live with affordable access to the internet and the virtual world of life-saving, life changing information.  It’s not so good n...

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The Return of Oral Hermeneutics

Have Western exegetes turned an Eastern book into a Western one? Does God require all people to be able to analyze grammar to interpret Scripture? Does God assume all people can interpret Scripture through oral means?

How the Church Has Responded to Similar Crises in the Past

As we try to find our way during this time of crisis, I think it is instructive to look back at how the Church has responded to similar crises in the past. We keep hearing the word “unprecedented” in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing. But we ...

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A Life Changed While Recording the Gikuyu Audio Bible

Davar is recording the Gikuyu Old Testament at the Trans World Radio studio in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with the Bible Society of Kenya. We were at the studio in late 2019 during a recording session and met David, one of the voices of the Gikuyu audi...

Isolated Together

Millions of children are now in self isolation in their homes in Turkey, and so are most of the SAT-7 TÜRK staff. Determined to joyfully share a message of encouragement, hope, and love to its young viewers, we are broadcasting its children’s program from a...

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Times of Crises can Foster Unity and Mobilize the Body of Christ

From reports, we are hearing from around the world, God’s people are putting aside minor or secondary differences for the greater purposes of God. This is nothing new, and hopefully can be used for greater impact in advancing the Kingdom of God.  When crise...

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SAT-7 Shares Church Messages as One Body During Pandemic

Through its non-denominational approach, SAT-7 is providing viewers spiritual messages from churches to unite believers in Christ. Since the first week of the coronavirus crisis, videos from churches in Kuwait, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Jordan continue to po...

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Lessons from the Original Jesus Movement

Consider how the Gospel spread throughout the entire populated world in the First Century, before the invention of the radio, television, the internet, or the printing press.  Think about how God preserved the accuracy of His message in predominantly Oral C...

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Finding Shelter in the Shadow of His wings

Interesting fact about the Word of God: it is approximately 15% poetry. Poetry of the Bible provides much comfort and peace in all types of crisis whether illness, neglect, dominance, injustice, or even a global outbreak of a pandemic virus.

Creative Access COVID-19 Style

COVID-19. It has changed all of our lives in a matter of days. I’ve wrestled with what following Jesus looks like in this unique time. We are called to be the light of the world set on a hill, not hiding under a basket (or behind our doors). How do we do t...

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The Storms of Life

We all encounter the storms of life;  difficulties, problems and crisis situations.  Who do you go to during those storms of life?  How do you respond in the bad times?  These are important questions and reveal a lot about our relationship with and walk wit...

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3 Things to Pray During Ramadan

This year, Ramadan begins on April 23rd and ends on May 23rd. It is the ninth, and also considered holiest, month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed that the Qur’an was first revealed to Muhammad during this month.

Hannah’s Vision

I first started to think about filming the Gospels when my church installed a screen and I wanted to be able to show Bible footage to my Sunday School members: children who were from very diverse ethnic backgrounds. I could only find films for children depi...

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Missionary died thinking he was a failure

In 1912, medical missionary Dr. William Leslie went to live and minister to tribal people in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After 17 years he returned to the U.S. a discouraged man – believing he failed to make an impact for Christ...

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Living Water – for the Body and the Soul

A few years ago I visited a region in East Africa where the people had experienced a severe drought for several years; most of the water wells in that region were dry. I was told that 30,000 people were getting water from that one well, and in addition to t...

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