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Passionate about telling His story to unreached oral learners

We have been reaching out to oral learners for more than 30 years, using various innovative means to spread the Gospel and make disciples. Over 100 million people across five continents have been exposed to the Gospel or discipled through our efforts and partnerships.

One third of the world cannot read the language they speak. Another third of the world chooses to learn through non-written methods. Together, two thirds of the world; 4 billion people are oral learners.

Photo: Indian students of Oral Learners Bible Institute (OLBI) standing with their new certificates.

Impacting future pastors in India with the message of Jesus

We recently received an exciting report from Pastor Rajnish Jacob in Rajasthan India. Pastor Jacob reported 90 students are now enrolled and studying olBi materials via online video classes. In addition, 180 students have enrolled through the website. Of these, 147 registered to begin their studies. The remaining 33 people are family members without phones. They continue the studies, but often facing challenges.

Student report that they love the lessons and everything they are learning from it. It sometimes is a challenge for some of them due to the new technology they are not yet familiar with, as well as severe network issues in some villages. These network issues can result in days that students cannot connect to the Internet and our coursework.

Pastor Jacob reports that they are now ready to launch leadership training on micro-SD cards. The cards are already being produced and distributed. At the same time, translation of materials for the second year of the olBi curriculum is underway.

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Logo: Oral Learners Initiative (OLI)
Photo: Indian students of Oral Learners Bible Institute (OLBI) standing with their new certificates.
Logo: Oral Learners Initiative (OLI)
Photo: Indian students of Oral Learners Bible Institute (OLBI) standing with their new certificates.
Logo: Oral Learners Initiative (OLI)
Photo: Indian students of Oral Learners Bible Institute (OLBI) standing with their new certificates.
Logo: Oral Learners Initiative (OLI)
Photo: Indian students of Oral Learners Bible Institute (OLBI) standing with their new certificates.