Free Indeed!



by Laura Metz

Written on November 4, 2016


Every Sunday morning, Moses Ogar preaches for the church of Christ in Obudu, Nigeria. Then, as soon as lunch is over, he travels alone to the Obudu Prison, and does it again. On weekdays, Moses hand delivers WBS postal lessons from teachers in the U.S. and studies one on one with those who are ready. Only now, he doesn’t go alone. Godwin is with him every step of the way.

Last year, Godwin’s life was very different. Instead of travelling about, helping Moses in his ministry, Godwin stayed where he was, behind bars at the Obudu Prison, and waited for Moses to minister to him. On September 15, he was baptized. Three months later, he was released. No parent, spouse or friend greeted him at the gate. Instead, his new brother in the faith, Moses, was there to meet him.

Since then, Moses has opened his home to Godwin. Together, they minister, and together they look for a job for Godwin. If Godwin returns to his former home, he will return to a life full of the temptations which sent him to prison in the first place. They both request your prayers that Godwin may find a new home, a new job, and a new family in the church.

Update: After two months at Moses’s side, Godwin found a new job. God is faithful!

How Beautiful Are the Feet of Those Who Preach the Good News


by Laura Metz


Written on October 25, 2016


Jembere lives in Gimbi, Ethiopia. His study helper, Linda Haught lives in Stark City, Missouri. For the last two years, the postal service has carried WBS lessons back and forth between the two of them. One way, the trip is nearly 8000 miles, as the completely exhausted crow flies.

Despite the distance, their Bible study went great. So great that in January, Jembere told Linda he needed to be baptized. Jembere’s request led to a flurry of emails between Linda and WBS, until Moges Wolde of Addis Abba, Ethiopia, eagerly agreed to proceed with Jembere’s follow up.

Unfortunately, although Moges lives much closer to Jembere than Linda does, he was still nearly 300 miles away. That’s when the phone got involved. With no church in Jembere’s hometown, he phoned Bro. Lemma, in much closer Nekemte, Ethiopia, who promised to meet with Jembere as soon as possible.

Jembere was anxious to be baptized. The very next day, he woke early and travelled nearly 70 miles to meet with Bro. Lemma. He was baptized and they studied together for nearly five hours, before Jembere returned home.


Now Bro. Lemma is making plans to visit Jembere and study with others in his hometown.

How beautiful are the feet – and envelopes, phones, and computers – of those who preach the good news!