A Story Worth Telling...

Because everybody needs to know​

Together We Can Tell The Story

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Want to hear story sets? We have them in over 80 languages at our media site: OneStory-Media.org

The majority of the world’s unreached people groups are made up of oral preference learners, who often have no written language of their own. In order to reach them, OneStory works with mother-tongue speakers to develop and record worldview-sensitive, chronological Bible “story sets” for each specific group — typically 25 to 50 stories in a three to four year period.

Mother-tongue speakers spread the stories to others. These story sets can be the first step toward a traditional written translation or non-print media like the JESUS film or The HOPE video.

Our goal is to be a catalyst in initiating such work in more than 5,500 UPGs (unreached people groups) who need access to the good news.

OneStory’s unique training process has been tested in multiple countries and languages. Mobilization efforts are underway in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to train and equip workers to reach out in their own countries and across borders.

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2023 OneStory Workshops

The Oral Translation Services unit of SIL International will be hosting two workshops in June at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. OneStory Introductory WorkshopJune 11-16, 2023A week-long workshop designed for those seriously considering participation

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Remembering Jim Slack

OneStory exists because of pioneering missionaries who realized decades ago that abstract logic gospel presentations are worthless among non-literates (and virtually every tribe yet to hear about Jesus are oral communicators).

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Fula Stories Spread Rapidly

One team member we’ll call Shehu was once strongly Muslim but converted to Christianity a few years ago. He now pastors a church and has a Fula language program on a local radio station. Even though he presents Christian programing, Muslims tune in thrilled to listen to something in their language.

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