Globally, four billion people are known as "oral communicators," or non-literates, and do not yet have the written Scriptures in their mother tongue.
A like-minded ministry called Scriptures In Use (SIU) has developed a successful methodology to reach non-literates which includes storytelling, dramatic presentations of the parables, cultural adaptations of Scripture to song, and memorization.
The training provides church planters with methods that are culturally, linguistically, and spiritually in tune with the worldview and learning styles of the people they minister to. We have found this method to be extremely well received among the pastors and church planters they serve.
Algeria has a number of different people groups, most of which are oral and either do not read or write, or prefer not to. Most might be literate in Arabic but not in their native language.
Through House of Hope's network, 40 church planters will gather to take the take the beginner module, energizing them for effective evangelism and discipleship among the oral people they serve.