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Church Planting in Bihar, India

Our partner in Bihar is New India Evangelistic Association – NIEA.  Dr. Alex Philip is the leader of that ministry and has become a good friend over the past few years.  This past week, he sent a report for our review that detailed some of the outcomes of our joint work with them in the six primary languages of the … Continue reading

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Into the Fire

Above you can see the burned remains of a Bible school in North Africa.  During my recent trip to the area, pastors walked me through buildings burned, bulldozed churches, and the tortured conditions of life as an evangelical Christian in North Africa. Through the tears and pain, the pastors shared with me the good news of our program among leaders … Continue reading

Posted in Listening Groups, Mark Overstreet, Oral Learning, Orality, Partnerships | 1 Comment

Reports from Bihar

“The Audio Bible was distributed and Angika speaking people listened to the songs, drama and God’s word and were very happy to receive the information regarding God and his Word. Through the Audio Bible, 5 families have accepted the Lord and they are attending the church too.” Continue reading

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What happens when we admit Failure?

I have always been captivated by the fact that Jesus’ first instruction to his audience when preaching the gospel was “Repent!” (Mark 1:15).  ”Repent” is not a word often used in common contemporary English. Worse still, I’m afraid it’s not a word we use enough in the contemporary church either.  From the beginning, turn from our failures and missteps has … Continue reading

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We are at War. Pray for us.

Stonings, burning of buildings, and escalating violence in the capital city have marked the new strife between the two countries embattled. My brothers are at war.  They live in a country at war.  I want to hear their voices. I want to hear if their families are safe.  I want to hear the truth.  Since the leader declared war yesterday, … Continue reading

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Blowing kisses…touching Heaven

Every Child we encounter could be a divine appointment and we should never underestimate the power of that moment. I would soon find this out last week when I walked into the restaurant that we had grown to frequent on our trips to India. I had no sooner sat down than a young Indian father approached me with his 4-year-old … Continue reading

Posted in India, Orality, Susie Brown | 1 Comment

The Whole Counsel of God, Part II

A few months ago, I heard about Music Inspired by The Story.  I immediately bought it via iTunes, accidentally saw The Story Tour while in Grand Rapids in December (I should say unexpectedly), bought DVDs for my entire team here at T4 Global and have listened to the Music almost every day since. I’ve been touched by Nichole Nordeman’s ability … Continue reading

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Happiness is hearing

I can’t speak for everyone but my experience is that hearing someone speak my language when I’m surrounded by folks speaking other languages quickly grabs my attention. So I can understand the broad smiles that come when folks hear recordings of Scripture stories for the first time in their own language. Especially when their language is a minority language not … Continue reading

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The Whole Counsel of God

The work we do around the world requires us to be thoughtful of the information we disseminate. In Acts chapter 20, Paul sent for the elders of the church at Ephesus.  This was the last time he was to see them and he gave them final instructions.  Included in this bold proclamation is a phrase that has been a theme … Continue reading

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Technology changing things

Technology is changing how people around the world hear, read and consider the Good News! For more than 4 Billion people in the world who are oral learners, the Bible is being recorded in many languages and distributed using various technologies to play the recordings. Oral learners are people who haven’t learned to read AND people who have learned to … Continue reading

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