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“It’s wonderful to live with hope and purpose. That’s what the Eternal One gave me when I realized I was created for His glory and embraced the relationship my Creator wanted to restore. What a privilege we have at Spoken to come alongside people to the ends of the earth, helping them experience that same hope and purpose. As such, I am excited to be a catalyst for God to work through. Helping people verbalize and internalize His message of truth, in their heart language, is fundamental in empowering them to engage with our living Savior.”
“In 2005, a friend told me I should go into ministry and, through my interest in technology, use iPods as a way to share the Gospel. Two weeks later, I was with a missionary who shared that 2/3 of the world “can’t, don’t or won’t” read, and confirmed that audio technology could be a part of the solution. I knew I had to take action, and I haven’t stopped since. The team that God has built here gives me the hope that we, in partnership with others, can take the planet!”
“I feel blessed to be a part of a team that has a passion for Christ and is dedicated to sharing His word. I am amazed by the work that Spoken is doing in leading the way to reach oral learners around the world. I love that there is a way for people who can’t read or write to hear Truth and about God’s love in their preferred learning style that touches their heart."
“I spent part of my childhood on the mission field in Liberia West Africa, and missions has been in my heart ever since. I was introduced to the orality method in 2017 through Tell THE Story and fell in love with it, I became a trainer about 6 months later and have used it every time I get the opportunity since then. I am excited to work with Spoken Worldwide where I can combine my love for missions and education!”
“We serve a relational God who is actively reconciling all creation to Himself and all people to one another. This is a truth best lived out and delivered in community, and to me this is what orality-based ministry is all about—sharing our stories and weaving them into the all-encompassing Story of reconciliation, from eternity to eternity. I am thrilled at this opportunity to help empower local, indigenous church leaders to serve their own communities in a natural and meaningful way.”
“God is good, all the time! I can’t imagine what my life would be if I didn’t know Him. It breaks my heart to know there are many who do not know of His love and grace. I am truly blessed to join such an amazing group of disciples who are working so diligently to share His word to those who would otherwise not have such an opportunity.”
“After 35 years with a large mission, I am thankful to join a smaller team, to come alongside and share my experience and abilities to lighten the load as we work together to help people around the world encounter God through His Word, and to be transformed as they understand the Bible.”
“God blesses beyond measure, pouring His grace out on us daily — so the opportunity to give back to His Great Commission is rewarding, but also incredibly humbling. The passion this team has for Christ and for sharing the Word with remote communities around the globe is testament to the power of God’s love. In God’s infinite wisdom, He has pulled together this team, each member with his or her own unique gift, to work together in creating new disciples and in sharing His message of Truth.”
“I believe at Spoken we care deeply for all peoples, including the vast populations of the world who have no use for written words. And, I love the drive our team has to improve lives, through the power and influence of narrative methods.”
“I once thought God only speaks French and Lingala,” said a woman in Republic of Congo where I led oral Bible story seminars in 2019. When our pastors preach or read the Bible, they only do so in those languages. Now you’ve told us that God made my language, and He understands me when I use it. I used to think I had to pray in French or Lingala–because I thought that’s all God knew. Now I understand that I can pray in my language!” Her eyes sparkled because she’s found that she can now use her heart language to communicate with her Lord! That woman’s story keeps me going!
“I am excited about the work we are involved in at Spoken. The richness and power of God’s Word coming alive through stories, songs and dramas, the local church growing strong and expanding, leaders impacting their communities. I get to see this happen all over the world, what a blessing and privilege!”
“I am ignorant, blind and mute in most cultures of the world where Christ is least known. Ignorant, because I don’t know their customs. Blind, because my eyes are dimmed by my own worldview. And mute, because I cannot speak their languages. But God has raised up wise, visionary and articulate Christian leaders in these cultures who desire to teach God’s Word. At Spoken we seek out these leaders and train them to communicate the truth of the Scripture using an orality-based platform that is specific to their cultural context.”
“Since I have come to know and experience God’s love and forgiveness over 25 years ago, the Lord has made it my ambition to live for Him. In my case, this has meant among other things, serving Him as missionary since almost about that time. I consider it a great privilege to help fulfill His great commission in my world. As C.T. Studd put it, “If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” Except, I had none that I haven’t received from Him, that I may sacrifice for Him!”
“A changed world begins with us … and a changed us begins when we pray.” –Eugene PetersonWe often take it for granted, but prayer is powerful and always accessible. Deciding to stop and pray for ourselves or others immediately reminds us that there is more going on than what we see. It is the simplest and most powerful way for us to recognize that God is real and at work in the world.