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What’s Culture Got to Do with It?

Have you ever done something completely unfamiliar to you? Perhaps you’ve traveled to a country you’ve never been before, moved to another city, or started a new job. Do you remember that initial feeling of unease or discomfort you felt?

Scripture in your hands

SIL has developed a free tool for translators to get the precious Scriptures in the hands of the people quickly and cheaply.  Scripture App Builder helps anyone to build customized Scripture apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. 

A New Day Dawns for the Deaf

Bible translation has been around for centuries, with missionaries venturing out into people groups near and far to make God’s Word accessible. As we steadily count down the number of languages left without Scripture, a people group seems to have go...

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This is a community website, and we need YOU! You are invited to share stories, useful resources, events and opportunities to collaborate on our site. Do you have an inspiring story, or know of a useful resource? Our community site aims to serv...

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2018 NAR Conference Plenary Sessions

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the main plenary sessions from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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It was a dark and stormy night…

How many of our Halloween stories begin this way? Even though many people tell such stories for fun at Halloween, for others fear characterizes their daily lives. Voodoo practitioners are not myths or stories in West Africa–they are all too re...

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Discovering God’s Truth Through Story

Have you ever had one of those moments in which you get so excited about discovering a new truth that it causes you to look at things entirely differently? Your pulse quickens, your eyes light up and something that seemed so distant and n...

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The Power of the Family of God

A woman listens as another sings. Tears flood her eyes. This is the first time that she has attended a prayer meeting that has ended with music ethnically her own and not borrowed from another language. She only knows of perhaps 60-70 believers i...

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Blogs & Opinions

Carlos Found a Father

As a young Colombian boy, Carlos left his family and mov...

Are orality methods useful in literate contexts?

In a Western society, literac...

Witness to New Beautiful Worship

Three years ago, a team from HSI and an Ameri...

3 Ways to Share Jesus Christ With Your Community

Have you ever had one of thos...

Experiencing God Among the Unreached

The road seemed to go nowhere “Tall, Afri...

Biblical Content for a Movement

My first two visits to a small group that was ...

Community Transformation in Tanzania

During my time in Tanzania in June, I wen...

Becoming Fishers of Men

And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make yo...

Reproducibility DNA

While interviewing candidates for missionary service, one ...

A Clear Picture of Purpose

Have you ever seen an “autostereogram”? It’s a pict...

Orality In the Academy and Beyond

Increasing numbers of missionaries, mission ...

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  • OCT, NOV, DEC 2018 ION Prayer Focus – 90 Days Prayer Initiative

    October 1 - December 31 at Pray from your location

     The new ION Prayer Focus for OCT, NOV, DEC 2018 is ready for you! OCT, NOV, DEC 2018 ION Prayer Focus View in its entirety at: 

  • Simply The Story – Storytelling Workshop

    January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019 at Valley Evangelical Free Church

    Inductive Bible Study - Oral Style: Learn to easily remember and tell Bible stories and teach using discussion to guide people deep into God's Word. Practice using questions that help family and friends,  groups and individuals discover spiritual treasures and make personal applications within Bibl...

  • Orlando School of Storying – StoryRunners: Session 1: Story Telling

    March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019 at Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Have you wanted to learn how to share stories from the Bible in ministry and in evangelism, but you didn’t have a full week to take off? The StoryRunners Orlando School of Storying is now a two-part intensive workshop. The first three days are focused...

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