“We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.”
2 Corinthians 8:1-2
Understanding what is happening is the first step to action and we want you to know what is going on in the Orality Institute because this ministry continues to expand all over the world. The people are finding this oral strategy of instruction to be an easy and practical tool for their students. They can quickly learn how to use it to teach others. Those who have been taught become teachers, the disciples are making more disciples.
In this one year:
- There were 6 graduations in Uganda
- Two training sessions in Malawi with five different ministries
- Training of 65 missiology students in Ethiopia
- An introduction to orality in South Sudan, they started two classes
- Pakistan has a master trainer class and 15 regular classes
- Online training for Northern India with a plan to reach the unreached
- Completion of two years of study in the Dominican Republic
- Interest in training in Nigeria, Zambia, and in England
- Bible students from the Baja of Mexico did oral teaching in Oaxaca
Our Ugandan instructors have traveled to four countries bringing God’s Word to people who are excited to learn and begin their own classes. Pastor Kevin has been coaching a group from Pakistan and a student from Northern India using Zoom. We now have the first book translated into Urdu and a plan to get it translated into Hindi. Pastor Andrew Olson is coordinating the translation of the Romans curriculum into Lusoga.
You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.
2 Corinthians 9:11-12
We are sincerely grateful for your support over these past five years of ministry. It is humbling to consider the full expanse of what the Lord has been doing through this one organization. To consider that He has been moving mountains, opening doors, and providing people that share the desire to see God’s Word brought to new places.
The Lord moves each of us in different ways and at different times. He enables some to teach in various countries, others to support monthly, others annually, and some are the prayer support that keeps this ministry running. Our prayer is that you would be blessed as you participate in the way that Lord supplies you and that you would be encouraged as you hear the reports from all our ministry partners.
If the Lord is prompting you to financially support this ministry, you can give by check to the address below or online at the Orality Institute website, www.oralityinstitute.org. If He is prompting you to pray, please use this as a prayer reminder for yourself and your church. If He is prompting you to teach, we would love to talk further with you. We are a simple organization with a simple mission from 2 Timothy 2:2 which says, “Entrust to reliable men who will be qualified to teach others.” By God’s grace, that is happening. Leaders are growing in biblical training, and it is changing lives around the world. God’s commission is also that simple, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20