People groups in a part of North Africa do not have access to God’s Word in a way they can understand. Bible Stories for Unreached Peoples of Northern Africa will bring together teams of heart-language story crafters who met regularly to develop, test and record Bible stories that accurately and clearly communicate God’s Word in the peoples’ heart languages and the natural storytelling style. Some of these Bible story sets are being used in a church planting strategy that includes evangelism, discipleship and leadership development. Your gift will underwrite the costs of story-crafter training sessions and recording and duplicating the stories for distribution through media channels appropriate for the culture.
The stories have impacted the church by strengthening their discipleship efforts and unifying the local body of believers who are obedient to God’s Word and equipped to share his message. Through your partnership, more story sets will be created for evangelism and discipleship, spreading wide the gospel net across northern Africa as local believers and long-term workers fish for men and women to bring into God’s kingdom.
North Africa and the Middle East is consistently thrust into the international news as it develops into one of the world’s most enigmatic-but-influential global regions. Vast economic development typifies its urban centers, offering creative business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Religious life permeates every society here, whether its residents are Muslim, Christian, or Jewish. Though Christianity began in this cradle of civilization, it is sometimes difficult to know if the church exists. Cities that birthed the gospel now house ornate mosques, temples, and skyscrapers. Thankfully, the church is experiencing a captivating resurgence among this region's 520 unengaged and unreached people groups.
Millions of refugees live here, displaced by war, famine, oppression, or poverty. Many are open to the gospel, seeking an anchor amid the upheaval of their lives. Pray for Christian workers as they share the hope of the gospel during this unprecedented spiritual openness.