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Thangka. Our Thangkas were created especially to illustrate
                                                                                                                                                           the 36 Biblical events portrayed in The HOPE. As the plot

                                                                                                                                                           develops, the story goes back and forth from The HOPE to
                                                                                                                                                           scenes of the storyteller’s account of his search for truth.

                                                                Deep in Western China lies the region of Tibet. Predominantly                              The use of the traditional artwork, a Tibetan soundtrack

                                                                Buddhist, it is home to 86 unreached people groups. The Tibetan                            and native dances resulted in a powerful, culturally
                                                                version of The HOPE exemplifies our willingness to work with                               relevant media tool used by many to share the Gospel in

                                                                partners to create culturally relevant versions of The HOPE for                            that part of the world. A recent article in the International
                                                                the unreached oral peoples of the world. Our three lead                                    Orality Network Journal explained that creating a HOPE

                                                                partners in this project—a missionary, an ethnomusicologist and                            adaptation like the Tibetan version provides a way for

                                                                a filmmaker—felt that a greater degree of contextualization was                            people from all cultures to see that Christ did not only
           Our storyteller searched far and wide for Truth.     needed and could be accomplished by wrapping The HOPE                                      come as a Deliverer for other people – but for them too!                            Storyteller pointing to one of four Thangkas created
            To listen to  his original song, “The Song of the    inside a traditional Tibetan storyline.                                                                                                                                          to parallel the 36 Biblical events in The HOPE
           Wanderer,” while you read the story, click here.
                                                                                                                                                           One of our earliest blessings from this project was a

                                                                To achieve their goal, our partners created new film footage                               Buddhist monk who came to Christ after viewing The
                                                                depicting a storyteller who, in typical Buddhist tradition, travels                        Tibetan HOPE. Since the original Tibetan HOPE, three more
                                                                around sharing his story and worldview with villagers.                                     Tibetan dialects have been created using the same footage.

                                                                The man tells how he traveled far and wide searching for truth,                            In other HOPE adaptations, partners have created unique

                                                                and ultimately found an elder who had a book that tells the                                footage and new introductions to share the Gospel in
                                                                story of the world. To illustrate the story in this book (the  Bible),                     impactful ways. The HOPE is a living project, designed to

                                                                our teacher uses a traditional form of Tibetan artwork called a                            be adapted to your specific people’s culture and language.

                                                               His search led to an old man who had a book that tells the story of the world.              Ethnomusicologist, Ian Collinge, and Tibetan colleague working on soundtrack
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