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At the open day one of GRN's staff accessed 5fish.mobi on John's phone. Later that day John visited his 80 year old neighbor at Westmead Hospital. She sat up on the bed amazed and bewildered as John shared the gospel with her using ...

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How Long? A Parable of Persistence

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept ...

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Praise Is Rising

Praise is rising! This is the message that kept coming to the Heart Sounds International team, even as they prepared to travel to Tanzania. The group felt that they should continue in this attitude of praise, and that they would be breaking up ground for seeds ...

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Orality Missiology: The Power of Image, Narrative and Community

In the Fall of 1975, in Memphis, Tennessee, I heard a message delivered by the late Pat Zondervan. I recently spoke on the content of Mr. Zondervan’s very memorable speech, which was based on the uniqueness and att...

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An Appointed Time and Place

Andrew lay on his back in the massive, thatched-roof hut, trying to sleep. The veteran missionary had lived and worked here for 11 years, so it didn’t bother him that total strangers were snoozing close by. That was a typical sleeping arrangement, ev...

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Telling an oral Bible story by a flowing stream in Africa

We stopped by a flowing stream for a drink of good mineral water. It so happened that there were a few people there. They were filling five-gallon plastic drums from the free flowing water to carry on their heads back to...

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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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Finding New Ways to Pray

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all...

ION Southeast Asia Convergence 2017

The vision of oral Bibleless unreached peo...

Capturing New Songs

Over the decades, the Great Commission mandate has resulte...

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...

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