Author Archives: Laura Macias

Telling the Story

I could tell Roxana was nervous when she first arrived for MAF’s orality training. She, along with pastors and seminary students, participated in our inductive Bible storytelling workshop at ESEPA seminary in San Sebastian, Costa Rica. At the end of the three-day workshop, however, Roxana was a flawless Bible storyteller.

Laura (left) with Roxana.

Her “conversion” […]

A Blessing In Disguise

When you start packing to move overseas, you begin by selecting the sentimental “stuff” that you think you can’t live without. For my husband and me, our favorite sports caps were a clear choice. He loves Notre Dame football, and I love the Boston Red Sox. The sports caps made it on the list to […]

Challenging Superstitions

When we train isolated church leaders on how to share Bible stories with others, we often bump into worldviews that get challenged by the Word of God.

Manuel

Manuel, a national missionary was visiting an indigenous community in Costa Rica when he noticed a particular rooster was tied up to a tree and not allowed to […]

You Cannot Have Two Masters

Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana del Vaupés Bible Storytelling Workshop

One of the amazing things I’ve discovered is the wisdom displayed by indigenous men and women as they unpack spiritual insights after listening to Bible stories.

Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana del Vaupés in the Amazonian basin of Colombia, South America, invited MAF-Learning Technologies to come and train indigenous church […]

Simply Irresistible

The year began with my Christian friend asking me how I was planning to be a “better believer” in 2013. “Are you going to read your Bible more consistently? Are you going to be a better spouse? A better parent…perhaps?”

Much to his dismay, I replied, “Neither…I don’t have any plans.”

After a brief moment of silence, […]