In countries where many are illiterate and oral tradition is strong, people use pictoral literature to teach their history. Flannel graphs were created to communicate the Gospel and history of the Bible.
The flannel project started as a challenge by a friend who had requested 500 “Story of Jesus” flannels for use in Vietnam; this number continues to grow. When our contacts started distributing these flannel graphs, they had pastors coming from 500 miles away to receive a set. This contact has since trained over 2,000 children’s workers in Vietnam. Many of the trained workers use these tools to reach children with the Gospel. In one area of Vietnam there are over 90,000 children who are Christians, and the flannels are being used to help instruct them.
Click above to read a letter from Anna who shares about the impact Flannel Graphs have on people even here at home.
“We want to tell you that we received a very beautiful material with flannel graphs and beautiful figures that you sent with Brother Ben and Sister June. More than a year ago, I saw the advertisement for this beautiful material in a Christian magazine and asked the Lord to provide me this in order to make the work with the children to whom we are ministering even more beautiful. I really want to tell you that God used you to answer our desires to serve Him more. In addition, we received the best flannel graph, that is the largest, that we are needing in order to minister to a church with a congregation of approximately 150 to 200 children each Sunday.”