One of the things we are thankful for was the opportunity to go to an Oral Bible Storying class in Gloucester, UK. We were taught the OneStory method for crafting stories. The majority of the world’s unreached people groups are made up of oral-preference learners. OneStory works with mother-tongue speakers to develop and record worldview-sensitive, chronological Bible “story sets” for each specific people group in order to reach them. Mother-tongue speakers spread the stories to others. These story sets form the beginnings of an “oral Bible” to be told and retold for generations.
We are so excited to have received this training because the San bushmen are a completely oral society. They love sitting around the fire at night and telling stories. They do not have a Bible in their launguage. Even if they did, most are not able to read or write. If they had an “oral Bible”, God’s story would be told and retold.
We are still waiting to hear about our work visa approval. Please continue to pray. We will let everyone know when we receive an answer. We hope God allows us to go back to Tsumkwe and develop a story set for the San.