Women’s StoryTogether Project
Last year, a colleague in Burkina Faso started launched a Lottie Moon Project (it’s like Kickstarter for IMB) with the goal of raising $30,710 to train women to train women to share God’s stories. Wait what? Train to train to…?
Well, you teach someone Bible stories but how much better is it to teach them to teach others? The coolest thing is that the group consists of 32 women from eight different languages. They’ve already had two five day workshops and have several more planned.
The women not only learn how to tell the stories but they craft indigenous songs based on the stories they learn (see the video below). These worship songs are just another tool that helps them to remember and to teach the Bible stories to others.
Finally, they are learning how to craft additional stories on their own. This means that after this project’s two year limit is up, they can continue crafting and training other women from their ethnic groups.
I had a chance to attend the workshop one day last month and it was really impressive to see how dedicated these women were to learning the craft of storying. If you’d like to contribute financially to this project just follow this link to its project on IMB.org. If you can’t contribute that way, you can definitely pray for the workshop leaders and for the women participating in the training. Between workshops, they go back home and put into practice what they’ve learned – sharing the truth of Scripture with their family and friends in the heart language!