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Oral Storytelling

Oral Storytelling

Since ancient times, oral societies have passed along important ideas without writing them down. An estimated 4.35 billion people in the world today are oral learners.

As a people group, oral learners rely on the spoken word (including its sung and chanted forms) to transfer the vital themes of life from one generation to the next. Unfortunately, most missions work has been done for a literate audience, leaving the vast majority of the world unable to connect with the gospel.

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The Christian and Missionary Alliance is utilizing the “heart story” method of sharing the gospel to reach oral societies all over the world. Read the following blog posts as we share stories of how “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17, ESV).

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