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Bringing Film-making Fun to Young Viewers

A new SAT-7 program documents an innovative children’s film project in Cairo, Egypt. City of Films follows young film-makers as they learn new skills in a unique “play city”, sharing the valuable experience with audience members who can...

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Orality Missiology: The Next Big Thing in Completing the Great Commission

In many cases we need to define both Orality and Missiology. Orality is an ancient phenomenon that continues to the present. It is a reliance on spoken, or non-written communication and learning methods. ...

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3 Reasons Bible Storying is Essential for Making Disciples Globally

I’m a firm believer in the power of Bible storying. During thirty-six years serving overseas in Africa, South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, I’ve seen stories from Scripture change lives all over the world.

Finding New Ways to Pray

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Heart Sounds International (HSI), works with artistic people who create new indigenous worship music. This creativity often transfers i...

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ION Southeast Asia Convergence 2017

The vision of oral Bibleless unreached people groups began in 2010.  A strong conviction to develop a training program in response to that vision. In 2013, we had the first graduates of the Language and Culture Institute deployed to some of t...

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Love, Marriage, Car Chase

Newlyweds Vincent and Sofia held on in the back of a police Jeep as it charged through side streets and alleys at top speed. In hot pursuit rode a pack of angry men on motorcycles. Frightened, Sofia gripped Vincent’s arm tightly. Where were they going?...

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Confessions of a God Father

My name is Priest Hadessa. I am the head priest of an Orthodox church in a country where Christianity arrived in the 1st century AD. I have five children of my own, and I am a father confessor—a “God father”—to the families in my church, who are my s...

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Capturing New Songs

Over the decades, the Great Commission mandate has resulted in various calls for involvement. OM’s Heart Sounds International adds its own slight variation: “to see vibrant worshiping communities of Jesus-followers planted.”

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Seeking and Finding Commonalities

Common ground, common sense and common court...

God Works Through Numerous Art Forms

It was with great pleasure that HSI enter...

Orality: Storytelling and Millennial Engagement

I grew up in the South where s...

New Wine in New Wineskins

One of our biggest challenges here in the western wo...

Homeless. Leper. Blind. Worthless.

These are the words Marion lived with most ...

A Costly Presence

God is the Great Storyteller. With grand artistry, He brings...

Mining for Local Art Gems in the Philippines

We were a team of almost 20 peopl...

Orality: Intergenerational and Cross Cultural

After 30 long hours of travel th...

How The Bible Heals People

Marion lived on the streets with a terrible case of...

5 Lessons Learned While Living on Mission

The American culture trains us to be...

A Good Story in the Making

Everyone loves a good story.Jesus knew it. He d...

Impacting the Youth Through Music

In January, Heart Sounds International sent ...

The Return of the Prodigal

In oral cultures as we train and equip indigenous g...

Overcoming Obstacles by Recording Scripture

I believe in Bible translation. I’...

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