Bible story telling
Something that I have been doing in Thailand is using Bible storytelling as a way to connect with people in the Word of God. While on home assignment, I decided that I would do the same thing. 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 God’s Word with the people there. They said yes, and were excited. After this, I started a Bible storytelling 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 these stories. 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 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!