Blog: Storyrunners in action

African Trainers Raised and Sent Out

Your partnership has raised up a team of Tanzanian trainers to lead School of Storying (SOS) projects on their own in Tanzania and other African countries. These leaders are Tanzanian believers who have committed to a one-year training program to become StoryRunners trainers. This team calls themselves the A-Team.  Theodore*, a young, single man with

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Potential Harvest

Since 2013, StoryRunners has worked with national trainers to complete 26 School of Storying language projects in the Francophone Africa countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad and Togo. People are coming to faith in Christ, and their lives are changed as they turned away from voodoo practices.  Story groups have formed and churches have

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“It was a dark and stormy night…”

How many of our Halloween stories begin this way? Even though many people tell such stories for fun at Halloween–even if they’re a bit scary!–for others, fear characterizes their daily lives. Voodoo practitioners are not myths or stories in West Africa–they are all too real. The spirits they seek to manipulate and placate with their magic

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No Barriers to the Gospel

“People love these stories,” one man, *Tony, told us. Tony was one of the participants in the first part of our *Cherry School of Storying project in Central Africa in November. After the training was over, he immediately began telling Bible stories to everyone he knew. “Everyone received them so well,” he reported. “In fact,

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Pass On What You Have Learned

On July 31, five of our Tagalog SOS participants are heading to Cambodia! Cambodia is usually known for its predominately Buddhist and highly unreached Khmer people group. The country depends greatly on international aid, and education is extremely hard to come by due to Cambodia’s traumatic history. In fact, most of the population relies on

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God’s Timing

“I was very discouraged when the Aja SOS finished,” remembered Dodji, our Aja translator and a current School of Storying (SOS) trainer. He explained, “It looked like my people were rejecting the stories.”  So few participants in the Aja SOS in October 2013 were interested in telling the stories that we despaired of anyone ever

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Sadder and Sadder

“Stop! What’s that?” Our non-Christian translator, *Edward, held up his hand. His face was pale, as we sat under the mango tree outside our training room translating stories from the Passion Week. We all listened. We heard one of our trainers calling one of our participants, but to our translator, he heard, “He is dead!

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In the Middle of Nowhere

“Tall African bush almost towered above us,” Michael reported from a story movement trip in Africa. “I looked around and all I could see was grass-carpeted vast land dotted with flat-topped trees. We had covered quite a distance already since we started our journey. We were on our way to the church our guide has

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Changing Hearts

Michaella initially implored her boyfriend to turn the car around as they were making their way to the airport to catch her flight to our Rocky Mountain Summer Mission. Ten days later, she had a new attitude: she didn’t want to leave! “This was the best week of my life!” she told us. “I was scared

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