Why spoken, rather than
written words?

2/3 of the world’s population learns through spoken, not written, words.

Oral communities rely primarily on spoken means of communication, preferring to pass along knowledge and traditions from one generation to the next through verbal communication such as stories, songs, poems, and dramas – this is their preferred learning style. Yet most Christian discipleship resources have been produced for literate learners, informed by a Western cultural worldview. 

If you and nine of your friends made up the world’s population, about seven of you would be oral learners.

Additionally, 3 of the 7 would:

Live in extreme poverty

On average, you and your family would make less than $1.25 a day.

Live under some form of oppression

Caught in human trafficking, religious persecution or corrupt government.

Lack basic
medical aid

If you get sick, doctors and medical facilities are too expensive or too far away.

Have no access to the gospel

You haven’t heard of the Bible or God’s redemption through Jesus.

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Deliver Truth… where written words can’t go.


We serve the non-reader in underserved communities around the world. Our vision is to create equal access to God’s Word for people who cannot read – because readers and non-readers alike are valued equally in God’s Kingdom. We communicate God’s Word using orality methods– to reach, disciple, and ultimately transform individuals and entire communities.

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