I envision that this blog will become something of a patchwork. I want to write, from time to time, on what excites me, what I see God doing, what I am struggling with or thinking about, some reflections on the journey of life and what is happening in my 'ministry world' - mainly GRN but other things as well. The extent to which this vision is fulfilled.
But along the way I would love to hear from you. You may agree or disagree with what I write or just reflect or respond further.
Not only did Jesus teach to an audience orally but he used the oldest known form of communication - Story telling
And despite having the ability to at the very least arranged, to have things written down, he chose not to.
Even as the Bible began to mature and be written down oral communication still remained the primary source of passing on His story. Because even when it was written down it was read to a congregation.
A Higher Priority:
At the Olympic games in Paris in 1924 the sport of canoe racing was added to the list of international competitions. The favorite team in the four-man canoe race was the United States team. One member of that team was a young man by the name of Bill Havens.
Joy Ridderhoff, the founder of GRN, has a few of daily devotions on rejoicing, one called Count It All Joy! one called With Joy and Rejoicing! and another Are You Rejoicing? that are published on the GRN Website.
I found them by mistake one time as I was wandering through the site researching some information for one of my presentations for GRN.
She argued that Not to rejoice is in fact a Sin.
I struggled with this concept.
I was thrilled to hear this answer to prayer!
Report from Justin, North Cameroon
Last July I had great joy making recording in KARANG.
Story is the most powerful means of communication there is.
Before there were movies.
Before there were books.
Before there even was writing, there was story.
If you are talking to someone about the Lord and they want to tell you just how smart they are by proving that what you are saying is not "Scientific" instead of trying to outwit them which will only alienate them, especially if you win, tell them your story. It's your story it can't be beat.
There are many people who have yachts and sailing them to Pacific islands who want to encourage the people. We would like to make contact with these people who could take CDs and MP3 recordings of the Gospel in the people's own languages along with humanitarian help.
What happens when you drop a desert dweller into urban Switzerland. Here is an excerpt from Daniel Oddon's West African blog.
Remember when you read "God's Smuggler" by Brother Andrew. Did you pray like I did for Albania? Recently GRN (Language Recordings UK) came through with this email.