Simply The Story Oral Bible School Impact in Kenya
Video below was produced by story4all. The heart warming film is a short testimony from an elderly African woman who lives near Mombasa, Kenya. This uneducated widow has discovered how she can learn, keep and share the Bible in story, from a repository in her "heart pocket." Listen to her share a well known Bible story (which she can tell but not read!).
The story of an elderly woman from near Mombasa, who was not permitted to get an education, but has discovered how she can learn, keep and share the Bible in story from a repository in her "heart pocket". Listen to her share a well known Bible story (which she can tell but not read!).
Every day, if this plucky five foot, 65 year-old widow can't get a ride to her Oral Bible School, daily she walks 10 kilometres to get there.
Ann cannot read! Oddly, as seen in her filmed testimony, she says that now, when she goes preaching, she does not have to carry her Bible, because, "I have the stories in my heart pocket!" Hmm? If Ann cannot read, why did she bother before to carry her Bible? (You who have been to STS workshops heard our instructors explain this oddity. We show and tell how non-literate people often carry Bibles and put pens in their pockets so they look "educated" and can gain credibility).
Ann's comment may reveal even more. Could it be that her perceived "need" to carry her Bible to give her credibility has now been replaced by her new found ability to easily speak multiple stories from her heart pocket? Ann has boldness now to speak in front of anyone. In fact, consider the boldness it took for this non-literate villager to give her spontaneous testimony in front of 130 people, most strangers to her, Westerners included—while being filmed!
For the whole story of the Oral Bible School in Kenya Ann attends and the other OBS in Kenya now operating, go to Fruit Bearing.