It’s all focused on leaders who are…

Local

 

Individuals who already live and work in the areas and communities of greatest need. They know the language, the culture, and the people.

Trusted

 

These are the folks that are known for loving and serving their people and who are already fighting for the benefit of their communities.



Spoken works with these amazing men and women to equip them through leadership development training and people-specific messages focused on:

How People Learn

Spoken Truth can’t simply be a roadside speech in their language. It has to be easy to comprehend. Most of the time, Truth in these communities is best understood through songs, stories, poems, proverbs and dramas.

What People Need

Local leaders discern which topics will have the most lasting impact on the lives of their people: everything from the Gospel to disease prevention, clean water management to proper livestock care.

Making Them Shareable

It is vital these transformative stories, songs, and dramas can continue being shared. Leaders teach people how to share truth in small discussion groups. Audio recordings and simple tech – like solar-powered MP3 players – make the messages easy to pass along.


Villages in Nigeria learn the importance of clean living areas to keep their communities healthy.

 

“The story about hygiene has really helped the people in the area to work together in keeping their community clean. This also has enhanced the needed peaceful coexistence in the community. They were able to build water ways to safeguard the community from flood disaster.”
– Local leader in West Africa

 


People who had rejected practical truth – because they didn’t understand it – begin to make changes as they’ve seen it practiced by local leaders.

 

“Modern farming [is] also a welcome idea because – [though] the people were rejecting it before – when they see the example in the discussion leaders farm, they develop the interest to do likewise.”
Farmer in East Asia

 


People who had rejected practical truth – because they didn’t understand it – begin to make changes as they’ve seen it practiced by local leaders.

 

“Modern farming [is] also a welcome idea because – [though] the people were rejecting it before – when they see the example in the discussion leaders farm, they develop the interest to do likewise.”
Farmer in East Asia

 


Pastors without any formal training are empowered to live out their calling.

 

“I’m so thankful for the experience of God [Spoken] has given [themselves] to seeing. I don’t have a formal education but now I am able to share the stories of the Bible with [much] boldness. Stuck in my mind are many stories that I have used to witness and minister to the church I pastor.”
– Pastor Namsom in Eastern Africa.