“Storytelling can bring understanding and healing.”
As a foreign national moving to South Africa, Pastor Stephen Mzee has not had the easiest life. But he knows the power of storytelling in shaping perceptions of “the other.” He shared his story with his congregation and saw profound results through the What’s your Story process.
“Young people love telling stories about themselves but they don’t like being vulnerable.”
Nathan Carolissen is a youth pastor at Every Nation, a Cape Town church that has rolled out What’s your Story. He shares about overcoming issues of identity as a young person, and he reflects on how the storytelling process has impacted the lives of the young people in his youth group.
The power of sharing stories, praying together and working together across denominations played a huge role in the peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy in our country. Today, the Church remains a crucial role-player in bringing a much-needed message of reconciliation in our nation.