When we do presentations of Clear and Simple Media, we inevitably tell the story of how the ministry began. The story can be told in different ways (as in HERE and HERE).  One question that arises when we do those presentations is, “How can you explain the growth of the books from one book in…

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Several years ago, we partnered with Wycliffe Associates in Wales to help us with English to English (complex to simple) translations on some of our publications. They not only helped train us in their translation methodology but assigned translators to assist us in simplifying some previously published material. Wycliffe Associates in the UK would later…

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When we first visited Burkina Faso in 2015, we had no idea how important that 6-week “Story-Development” trip would become. On that trip, we were introduced to the Dyula people (Dioula and Juula). On that trip, God seemed to put a spark of interest in the heart of two of our translators for the “little…

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Defining an unreached people group is not always a straightforward proposition. Most missiologists describe an unreached people group as an ethnic group without an indigenous, self-propagating Christian church movement. Any ethnic or ethnolinguistic nation without enough Christians to evangelize the rest of the nation is an “unreached people group” (Lausanne Committee on Global Evangelism). Identifying…

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Dieudonné Somé has been one of our champions in West Africa. We first met in his hometown of Banfora in 2015 when I was in Burkina Faso as part of a story-development team with StoryRunners. Dieudonné is a pastor and passionate evangelist who travels and speaks frequently in neighboring Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Cote d’Ivoire.…

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