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After A Workshop

Multiplication
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Training Info:

Workshops:
---Hosting
---Non-Literate
---Practicals
---Challenges
---Locations

Oral Schools

Practitoner Audio

Certify Leaders

After A Workshop

Multiplication
Strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training Info:

Workshops:
---Hosting
---Non-Literate
---Practicals
---Challenges
---Locations

Oral Schools

Practitoner Audio

Certify Leaders

After A Workshop

Multiplication
Strategies

Practical Experience

Manila Massage and Other Touching Moments


We not only teach in workshops how to use STS in natural conversation, we give attendees a chance to do “practicals.” That means, after the attendees have practiced short stories inside the safe workshop environment, the new story practitioners go out and tell Bible stories to STRANGERS!!!! No one is forced to go on these excursions, but the opportunity to try their new storytelling skill is provided.

During a Manila workshop, eighteen of the attendees went out in the afternoon to the mall to tell stories. They returned to the workshop filled with reports of excitement and success. Only one had hesitated to tell a story.

The next day the rest of the attendees took their turn at practicals. They too, experienced amazing results, including Tony who had not told a story the day before.

Apparently, some ladies approached three of the attendees, asking if they wanted a free massage. They were student masseuses. As they walked along toward the store, H.A. told Paralyzed Man Lowered and Tony told Zacchaeus. At the store, Tony told the Jars of Oil because of the oil used in the massage. Twelve girls were listening to stories! They talked to H.A. first as he spoke the local language. But H.A. told the girls to practice their English by talking with Tony.

The owner of this chain of massage parlors, who is very famous in Philippines, came out from the back of the store where he had been listening to what was going on in his place of business. He approached Tony stating, "I heard you are telling stories. Could you tell these stories to my kids?" The owner gave H.A. his number phone number so that arrangements could be made for some of the attendees who live locally to go tell the 400 children at the children’s cancer foundation the man owns!

Tony noted, "What are the chances that the owner of the company would be there at the same time the guys were telling stories! Sounds like the story of Gehazi before the king in 2 Kings 8.” Needless to say, Tony returned to the workshop thrilled with the results.

Mardee also shared the Jars of Oil story. That’s the story of Elisha and the poor widow who was going to lose her sons to the creditors, and then God multiplied the oil to pay the debt. Mardee told that story to a man eating from trash and then she asked him questions and they talked about the story. This was the SAME man who was crying the day before when some other people from the workshop told him the Martha Mary story.

That guy had said that he didn't believe in miracles, yet God sent two people to share Bible stories to him—two days in row. That so impressed the man that he ended up coming with Mardee when she returned back to the workshop—which was held at a church!

Two older Catholics, who serve the church, heard the Prodigal Son story. One said, “I didn't know stories from the Bible could speak to me that way.”

Two girls, Lori and Joanne, talked with some guards about Exodus chapter 4. These guards saw in the story of Moses and Aaron how God chose Moses to talk to an evil ruler, even though Moses was speech impaired. God knew Moses could do the task.

H.A. shared with two girls and they wanted to listen to more. He told the story of the Widow’s Mite.

Cecile and John shared the Blind Bartimaeus story to people waiting in line. One
lady and husband saw in the story that the person who is blind can see and the ones who see are blind. A girl stated, “I'm one of the people in crowd who is blind.” Then that girl called out to Jesus and gave her life to the Lord.

Jo and Cynthia spoke to two men waiting to go into a recording for a game show. These two students of STS told The Storm story. Then these storytellers went quickly through the Gospel and then back to story. The men accepted Christ!

Many of the workshop attendees went out expecting most people to refuse to hear a story, and that maybe a few would be interested in listening. However, our team reported that ALL listened. These times for practical application of the STS stories greatly encouraged all of the workshop attendees and the STS staff instructors!

The lead instructor commented, “It was a treat to be here. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this. It's hard to believe life and watching the Lord work could be any sweeter when it's sweet to begin with!”

To gain some more ideas of how to easily witness using stories, go to Personal Evangelism Made Easy and Outreach Impact. Those recorded reports and stories are found on Pick Your Spot on the home page.