Oral Bible Storying (OBS)

  • After telling the story of Lazarus in a memorial service, one man went and asked the church Pastor if the story was truly found in the Bible. The pastor said, “Yes!” He immediately gave the pastor money to buy him a Bible so that he will be able to read for himself - Ngie.
  • Mr & Mrs T believed in Christ as they listened to the story of Jesus and the two sons of Zebedee that was told at a funeral program. This story was followed by a brief sermon. During which they gave their lives to Christ. As a result, the entire family began fellowshipping at a local church - Moghamo.
  • During a wake keeping in Ewoh village, V. told the story of Jesus and his friend Lazarus. Consequently, over 25people gave their lives to Christ - Moghamo.
  • The chief of the M. Village listened to the story of Jesus and the two sons of Zebedee that V. told at the village development meeting and for the first time, the fon in his closing remark prayed for the God who created the heaven and the Earth to take people home safely, not the God of the land as he would often say. Then as a result of the story, the chief created a village traditional council and appointed the story teller to chair the council - Moghamo.
  • Mrs Rachael M. who cannot read nor write in any language is now able to say Bible verses and even entire stories as she has been listening to the stories narrated in her church. Recently she told the story of Mary’s encounter with the Holy Ghost - Moghamo.
  • During the NHB workshop of March 2016, the participant who were just starting the program showed a lot of enthusiasm. At the end of the days, one could hear them giving their reports to their people back in the villages by phones, laying emphases on the sweetness of the Word of god in their MT.
  • One lady after the story of the resurrection promises that she will learn the stories and take it to share with others – Esimbi
  • After the children listened to the story of Jesus taken to Pilate, they were very anxious and they even brought up arguments among themselves showing that they got the story well – Esimbi.
  • After the story of Jesus and the two sons of Zebedee a chair lady of mondu church confess that she has learn from the story how a leader should be. The ladies were of the fact that she should spend some days with them telling stories – Esimbi.
  • A lady whose daughter was sick got encouraged when she listen to the story of the woman with the issue of the blood. She immediately told the story teller that she now knows that the son will get well – Esimbi.
  • A sick man also confessed Christ after listening to the story of the woman with the issue of the blood – Esimbi.
  • A lady said she had never heard a story in the Bible organized like the one told – Esimbi.
  • After the story of the death of Christ on the cross a lady said she had heard the pastor preached several times about this but today she has heard it more deep in her heart especially as it was told in the mother tongue – Esimbi.
  • The children after listening to the story of Jesus taken to Pilate, one child follow her to learn the story well so as to be telling it to the friends in their quarter – Esimbi.
  • In a social group where she share the story the ladies listened with a lot of interest and the rest of the women who came late and did not listen to the story, I heard the other women who listened to it, telling the story to those that came late to the meeting – Esimbi.
  • A lady confessed Christ after listening to the story of Jesus forgiving the sins of a paralyze man – Esimbi.
  • The story of Jesus and Lazarus comforted mourner at the funeral of their sister and brought joy to some of them – Esimbi.
  • The attentiveness in listening to the story of the fall of man, made the teller happy to tell many more stories – Esimbi.
  • People listened to the story of creation with a lot of interest and commented that the story is teachable. One lady invited her to tell the story in the lady’s home. This lady asked the storyteller to pray for her – Esimbi.
  • -The nurse in Hospital was impressed with the story of the birth of Christ and said it was timely though no enough time to discuss the story in detailed – Esimbi.
  • The story of Jesus forgiving the paralytic man was told in one compound and the women there said the story has comforted them especially the love of Jesus in the story –Esimbi.
  • One member of the meeting said after the story of Jesus Baptism and temptation that he has seen that the devil was not even afraid of Jesus and so will not be afraid of us. So we need more prayers – Esimbi.
  • People were very attentive as the stories were being told in their language. After that they were impressed – Esimbi.