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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 in a cross-cultural OneStory project in another language. These participatory sessions include:● Orally learning, telling, and Read more…

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).

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.

Spiritual Growth While Testing Stories

The following is from a OneStory intern telling her story from 2018. “I’m not sure when else in my life I’ve experienced such intense growth with the Lord, as my life, every word, chosen silence, tense moment, and snap decision, became ways to be a witness for Christ…”

2018 Redcliffe College OneStory Course

The intense five-day training runs November 5 – 9, 2018 from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.

This Bible Storying course will help you to:

  • Tell a story to a small group.
  • Help others to learn the story.
  • Lead a discussion about the spiritual application of the story.
  • Understand the worldviews of the group, which stories are most appropriate to the group and and how to adapt your story to a given worldview.
  • Begin story crafting with a Bibleless language group,  or people already with Scriptures but who need help in engaging with them to understand the Bible’s whole story.  They could be somewhere remote or even in your own town in the UK or Europe!

For more information and to register visit:

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The Old Man and the Story

Rego is a project facilitator for the Angolar OneStory project on the island of São Tomé. He has been teaching a young man to how to use Bible stories for evangelism. The young man told him he had been trying to tell an elderly person living in his neighborhood about Jesus but the old man wasn’t interested. He had always tried telling him in Portuguese but after learning a Bible story from Rego in his mother-tongue he went and told it to the old man. The old man was captivated and told the young man to come back often and tell him more Angolar stories.

older Angolar man