One of the questions I know I’ll get each time I’ve done a training anywhere – US and overseas – is “Don’t you feel it’s important for people to know where things are in the Bible?” Absolutely. But every situation it is not needed or sometimes even right to whip out a Bible and “get my preach on”.
In Ghana a cool scene occurred. One guy said something like “I can’t memorize the Bible. I can’t read and I only know a couple verses.” We had just done four stories together and he had done an incredible job. When I told him that the four stories were made up of over sixty verses, he got WIDE EYED and a huge grin and all the brothers around him started cheering him, rubbing his head, and making noise. It was great.