Bible story telling
At this time we are in the USA for home assignment. Something that I have been doing in Thailand is using Bible story telling as a way to connect with people in the Word of God. While we are here in the Stockton, CA, I decided that I would do the same thing here. At the local church we are a part of, they decided to start a local outreach with a neighborhood known for its crime and drug issues.
Each week we go and do prayer walking and talk to people. It has been a great time doing this and I saw that many of the people who live here do not read or will not read, and hang out and talk a lot. So, I asked the other people from our church in the area if they would like to start sharing Gods word with the people there. They said yes, and were excited. After this I started a Bible story telling training time and now we are sharing the Word of God in a powerful way with a group of people that most likely would not respond to reading them. Now my co-outreach team at church are starting to share Bible stories in an accurate and reproducible way with other people in their life too. It has been great to see hardened young men be interested in the Word of God and start to ask some questions about life as we discuss the Bible stories about the life of Jesus. Something I have committed to, is to learn a story set of 52 stories from Creation to Christ and we are are starting to tell these stories. It is not hard to do and we can all do it. It is exciting doing missionary work right here in California. I have found some Lao families who know Thai, so this has been a fun time telling bible stories in Thai with these dear people also!