A Servant’s Dream by Andrea Young

by Andrea Young

A Servant’s Dream

Written on September 11, 2017

At twenty-seven-years-old, Alfredos Sayelo was wicked, drunk, and near death when he recalled his boyhood desire to serve God. When he awoke from his stupor, he hungered for the Word of the Lord.

He visited countless denominational churches and Bible schools in Namibia desperate to learn the Scripture. They shunned him because he did not have a high-school certificate or money. One day a teacher from “The Church of the Living God” came to Alfredos while he was reading the Bible.The man asked him if he understood what he was reading and when he said, “No,” the man explained it to him. Following the lesson the teacher boasted about his “Evangelist” credential. This discouraged Alfredos because he wanted to learn the Bible and teach others like that man was; he thought he wouldn’t have the chance.

Not long after, Alfredos was searching Google when a World Bible School advertisement appeared. He registered and was accepted. Then, Mary McKinney, a beloved sister of the Lord, adopted him and guided him into the knowledge of the truth.

Mary saw he had a soft heart, and continually encouraged Alfredos with advice on how to overcome the problems in his life. The more he learned and studied, the more he changed. One day, Alfredos learned how to be forgiven. Guilt washed over him because he still had sin in his life. He then repented and was ready to be baptized.

Mary sought a person to immerse him and God sent a minister named Lukas Kamono to baptize him at the Kehmu church of Christ near Rundu, Namibia on April 2, 2017. Alfredos now continues his Bible study with Mary through World English Institute. She is happy that God allows her to help Alfredos and is thankful that he is a young man who has a “noble and good heart” (Luke 8:15). She praises God for the increase to His kingdom and is looking forward to meeting Alfredos in heaven one day.

Now as a Christian, Alfredos is grateful that God answered his prayers and directed him to WBS. He now has peace and the strength to overcome sin. He says,

I will always feed myself with His Word, and I will be ready to teach others about Him. My dream to be a servant of God has been fulfilled.

Let us faithfully serve the Lord like our brother and sister in Christ.

 

 

The “Aha” Moment by Andrea Young

by Andrea Young

The “Aha!” Moment

Written on September 18, 2017

Tami Pickett had a lot of questions about baptism. Her son Joshua was studying WBS lessons when he signed up his mother for the courses. Larry Baum, a teacher passionate to share the truth of God’s Word, adopted Tami off the Student Board. Larry is a member at the Burleson church of Christ in Burleson, Texas.

Larry was impressed by Tami because she was gracious and always responded to questions with scripture. He also related to her background, because he was sprinkled as a baby like Tami. After completing “Born of Water and Spirit” Tami said that it was a “stunning revelation” that she needed to be fully immersed. She sent a note to Larry saying that she was ready to be baptized.

Larry then contacted Kella Jones, a WBS follow-up partner who also worships with the Burleson congregation, to connect with Tami. Kella said that Tami was one of her fastest follow-up students because she was so eager to be baptized. Kella contacted Bob Pulliam, the preacher of Fry Road church of Christ in Houston, Texas. He counseled her and she was baptized that very day! Tami, who is also a photographer, didn’t even think of having her picture taken because she was focused on her commitment to God and was overwhelmed with joy! Larry said,

I felt so happy when she requested baptism and especially when she was. I just thanked God that His Spirit opened her eyes and heart to the truth. Praise God and all the Glory goes to Him.

Presently, Tami is affected by hurricane Harvey, but counts her blessings. She still has power, water, and her new church family! Please pray for her in her walk in Christ as she suffers through effects of the storm. Pray that Tami might be a light to her community as they all work through the tremendous aftermath of the hurricane.

Alleged Contradictions Pertaining to Salvation

Is the Bible vague concerning how a person can go to heaven? Skeptics of the Bible claim that the Bible writers contradicted each other concerning salvation. Can a person know exactly what to do in order to be pleasing and obedient to God? Join Eric Lyons as he answers these questions, and proves the consistency and reliability of the Bible concerning salvation.

 

 

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