CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST Norvell News June 2006 The Most Important Story Niger Teams—Toby * Rebecca * Tara * Seng * Bradley Our local Or- no Hall of Famers or Most the most important story lando newspaper re- Valuable Players in the “God’s Story”. Inside this issue: cently launched a new most important story. These languages advertising campaign to The Most Important... 1 Because the most represent hundreds of boost their image and important story is the one millions of people who Springs of Living ... 1 subscription sales. Here is you write every day. The do not have access to an ad I heard on the ra- Springs of Living ... 2 story of you. God’s Word. Let’s bring dio: them the real “most im- This ad caught God Opens the ... 2 The most impor- my attention for several portant stories”, stories tant story in the world worth telling. The First Story 2 reasons. It’s about stories. may not be in Washing- We all like stories. It’s Enjoy the follow- Corporate Matching 3 ton … or Tehran … or Bei- about “the most impor- ing two stories from our jing. It isn’t what hap- tant story” they claim. Niger OneStory teams. pened on Wall Street to- And it appeals to our self- day. It isn’t global warm- Thank you for absorbed tendencies that your partnership with us. ing … or the Space Shut- everything is about me, tle. me, me. Special points of The most impor- Stories play a big Todd and Debby interest: tant story in the world part in the work Debby might have nothing to do • The Norvells will be and I do with OneStory. with victory laps or cham- travelling home this There are 4,000 lan- pionship rings. There are guages that do not have summer. We will be in WI the month of June and KC the month of July. S p r i n g s o f L i v i n g Wat e r — N i g e r M e n • Some corporations will match charitable gifts One thing that of the few good wells left… was great about this trip, by their employees. Toby and I did this past though, was that I had the You could double your The good wells are month was to separate and opportunity to share some definitely a gathering gifts to our ministry. each spend a week alone in stories with the men at the the bush with the DP… spot. So now each week at wells. See insert. the market back in town, I One day I helped run into all sorts of people At first, it was just drive a herd of camels ten who remember me from such stuff— simple stuff—like “the boy miles to get water from one and such well… What really who cried wolf,” which is Todd and Debby Norvell * OneStory a partnership ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ * email@example.com * www.norvellministry.org Check out www.dorrisville.com for the latest pictures and blogs from our OneStory West Africa team members. PAGE 2 NORVELL NEWS S p r i n g s o f L i v i n g Wat e r about the extent of my broken language ability. They told me some basic stories of their own. But then my friend (who speaks some English) helped me tell a few stories out of the Bible. We ended up telling the stories of David & Goliath, Joseph, Daniel, Joshua, and several stories about Jesus to different groups of people. Bradley Wise (CCCI) - Niger, West Africa Toby and Storyteller’s son with their pet goat F i r s t S to ry – N i g e r M e n The first paragraph of the first Story in the *ama*** language Elquissat pn Yusef The Story of Joseph Illay alps iyyan, igan esem Israel. Ila middan as- (close to literal backtranslation of the story in our language. amosnen marro d’ p¾¾in. Wir-npdrow mas-asan. Iyyan da£ sen changed some so that it will make sense.) barar-net esem Yusef. Ikna tara wpllen. Ig-as tcotcot tahossayat. There was one man, named Israel. He had sons, 12 of them. Amadraynpn win hadatnen ihay n alham pn arat win din, wir- They did not all share the same mother. One of his sons was named toggeman assoufa aba-nesan Yusef. Har pzel wah. Joseph. This one he loved very much. He made for him an excellent cloak. And the other brothers became angry with this--that they saw Israel preferred Joseph. Until one day. G o d O p e n s t h e C h i e f ’ s H e a rt — N i g e r Wo m e n This spring our chief’s young- cine man in a nearby est daughter (8 years old) fell out of a town. tree and injured her arm. We weren’t Well, after sev- able to see it so we didn’t know ex- eral trips to the medicine actly what was going on but knew that man with not many re- it was serious because she had no sults, we tried once again to see him. He said we could take them to Galmi, Lemae said that she the town an hour away, wanted to follow Jesus... to the hospital. The in- jury was very serious and we had to take her to the capital for surgery. Tara * Lemae * Seng * Rebecca movement in that arm. We offered to take the chief and the little girl, While at the first hospital, me that all the people prayed to God whose name is Lemae (Lee-may), to a the chief (whose name is Ousamane for Lemae and now her arm is fixed. hospital about an hour away but he Alou) told us he wanted us to teach He also said because of Jesus her arm said no. He took her to a local medi- Lemae how to follow Jesus and she is better. The chief asked me to say needed to listen... thank you to all the people who Just before the surgery, Le- prayed and also everyone who has mae asked her dad how they were given money to help pay for this sur- paying for this and he told them they gery. He is getting to see how people were not having to spend any money live differently if they are committed but people who followed Jesus were to Jesus and God is really working in going to pay for it and Lemae said his life. that she wanted to follow Jesus… God is preparing the way for Please continue to pray for His Story to be told. Lemae and the chief. The chief told Todd and Debby Norvell * OneStory a partnership ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ * firstname.lastname@example.org * www.norvellministry.org Check out www.dorrisville.com for the latest pictures and blogs from our OneStory West Africa team members.
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