Good Soil Stories
Training Children’s Workers in Eastern Europe
It was my privilege to travel recently to a communist country where it is illegal to teach children about Jesus Christ, and also to a Muslim country. In both countries, I chose to present The Story of Hope to Christian children’s workers who want to reach and disciple their children for Jesus Christ, in spite of what that may cost them.
It was exciting to watch the expressions of these workers when they saw the beautiful pictures, representing major redemptive events in the Bible's Big Story. I was able to tell them that most teachers in America had not seen these pictures and had not learned how to do chronological Bible teaching. In both countries, children’s teachers went back to their local churches with an excellent tool (a set of The Story of Hope printed visuals) to present God's redemptive plan--the message that gives hope to all people. These teachers now have a one year plan to teach their children that God does exist, and has always existed, and then proceed to teach them the remainder of the 40 key redemptive Bible stories. We also taught them how to teach the Bible creatively, which they welcomed with great enthusiasm.
Have a Good Soil Story?
If you have a Good Soil Story from your recent experience in evangelism or discipleship, we would love for you to share it with us so that others can be encouraged by God’s gracious work in the people’s lives.
Here’s how it works:
- Send us the details of your story. As you do so, you may want to anonymize the story—use fictitious names or generic references to the people in the story—if you are concerned about using actual names. If you know that it is appropriate to do so, we welcome the use of actual names.
- Our editorial staff will proofread and edit (as much as is appropriate) the story.
- We will send the edited story back to you for your final “release for publication” approval.
- The story will be added here, and possibly be used in other ABWE publications.