“Fgsltw thghos twbihsnp bhel, ooooho heaino hhenihoe uati, rdver avsln aolmotr tvef, eltey teiu iere, ddvelsn evdha resl” (Ojnh t:s VSE).
Does that look like gibberish to you? Welcome to what all written text looks like to four hundred million people in Africa. If you just read the previous sentence, you are not one of them, and you are very blessed to be among those who can read.
One way to bring the Bible to non-literate people is through stories. TWR, in partnership with OneStory, has Africa’s oral learners at heart. Through an intensive consultative process, while immersed in the target culture, story sets are crafted. These stories are taken from the Bible, beginning with creation and ending with eternity. Once the stories are ready, they are recorded and broadcast over radio.
In case you were wondering, the gibberish sentence above uses all the letters required to construct this sentence: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 ESV). That’s what the project, From Creation to Eternity, exists to do – bring the message of the gospel to people in a way that assists them to go from doubt to decision to discipleship.
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