Story: Janeen Michie
Photo: Susan Frey
As the Mato New Testaments arrived, the people prayed blessings on them, considering them so precious that they would not let even one box touch the ground. People sang and danced as the Bibles were carried over palm branches to the translation office where they were stored for the upcoming dedication just a few days later. The Mato people now have access to the New Testament in their own language—in print and audio formats, as well as the Jesus Film and a series of videos on the Gospel of Mark.
Story and Photo: Carol Honsberger
During an Oral Bible Storying (OBS) workshop, opportunities were given for the men to practice their stories in front of the group, building confidence and helping them to see what parts of the story they needed to work on.
One of the Kwomtari participants wrote “OBS has strengthened my faith. It has taught me how to put a story well into my thoughts and keep it there. I have learned how to tell a story with an opening and closing. I feel OBS is teaching and enabling me to do my work as a church leader.”