by Bruce Williams 100 Lives Impacted
Several years ago, while working in gypsy villages in Ukraine, we discovered that many of the people we were working with were repeating decisions ...
Several years ago, while working in gypsy villages in Ukraine, we discovered that many of the people we were working with were repeating decisions that they had made at an earlier date. As we began to try to understand what was happening we discovered that we were not communicating in the same way that they communicate with each other.
We came back to the United States and began to research how to reach oral learners. We discovered that oral learners learn, store, and pass on information differently than print communicators. Through a workshop at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, and several key individuals within the orality movement we began to understand how to be more effective in working in oral cultures. We also learned that oral learners are in every country, and every social and educational strata.
Since then we have had opportunities to work with oral learners, and train leaders in Ethiopia, Panama, the Middle East and even here in the United States.
One project in Ethiopia has reproduced over 1600 Bible storying groups with some groups reproducing to the seventh generation.
Your continuing support will allow us to continue to move into new areas, including the Middle East, Indochina, Russia, Zambia and God willing back to Ukraine.