Welcome to Prairie Wind Guild, a group of folks in the Chicago-Northern Illinois-Lake Michigan area who are passionate about learning by heart and telling sacred stories. Prairie Wind Guild is associated with the Network of Biblical Storytellers International.
Biblical Storytelling Workshop
June 1, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oakdale Covenant Church
9440 S. Vincennes Avenue
Leaders: Beth Galbreath and Sharon Davis
Cost: $20 for lunch and materials
Who should attend:
All ages from youth to seniors, pastors, chaplains, councilors, teachers, evangelists, anyone who wants to tell the Good News.
The objectives for this workshop are:
To experience the power of biblical storytelling
To understand the oral context of the bible
To learn some techniques for internalizing and telling biblical stories from the Network of Biblical Storytellers International
To develop confidence in your storytelling gifts
To explore biblical storytelling as a spiritual discipline
To cast a vision for storytelling ministry with children, domestic violence groups, prison ministry, chaplain’s ministry - the list goes on and on
To learn how to start a “Scripture By Heart” biblical storytelling group
Stories from Mark
June 30, 3 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
41 N. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
More news from Cameroon!
The head of NBS Cameroon, in West Africa, is George Vimensi Minang (left). After the two four-day Institutes he organized in March, with PWG members and other NBS leaders participating, participant George Shey reported holding a workshop on Good Friday with 52 in attendance - in the far north of the country.
Now George Vimensi Minang reports:
The call of the Baka pygmies have been echoing from the equatorial forest and it is time to answer the call. On May 18 I leave for 3 days’ travel to the village of Ndjibot where Barry Abbott is organizing the four days biblical storytelling workshop with the pygmies.
And Praise the Lord, He has opened the door for [Lutheran missionary] Susan Smith, who attended our Mutengene workshop, to do her storytelling workshop in the Lutheran Bible school in Garoua Boulai near the border with the Central African Republic, May 21-23 - the same days as that of Barry Abbott at Ndjibot.
Garoua Boulai is more than 200km from Bertoua (the larger town near Ndjibot). It will be a French workshop there with students and pastors in that locality. I am working things out on how to participate in the two workshops so as to oversee and coach. And I will donate some storytelling materials to that Bible school even though they are all in English.
Please pray for travel mercies, good health, grace to minister in new environments, fluency in my little French language that I can speak, open heart for the pygmies, and for Susan as she plans. Pray for God's protection and provision for my family as they stay behind. This mission will take at least a week.