Teacher & Student Testimonials


I will be Disappointed for it to End.

I will continue with the coarse until it is over, I will also be disappointed for it to end. I've learned so much during these studies, not just the English coarse, but I've learned so much about the bible. This coarse has truly been a blessing in my life, and I thank you for all your help. I'm looking forward to the finish line but at the same time don't want it to end. I may take the coarse all over again. I got so caught up in the bible studies aspect of it. I lost touch with the English aspect. (smile).


One More Reason for Internet Teaching

One additional benefits of using the World English Institute course in reaching out with the gospel message is that you can teach when you are ill. The past few days I've been fighting with a cold that has lodged in my upper and lower respiratory systems (wherever those are) Armed with a box of tissues and Galina's care, it is possible to communicate with people far away but as close as the PC. One great joy this week was to congratulate our friend Tanya from Nikolaev, who completed all lessons in the Intermediate and Advanced WEI course in our individual classes, and also finished the lessons on-line this week.

It is also a joy to study with our new young friend Irina who is a student we met at the University. Ira became our close friend perhaps since her family lives about 7 hours from Nikolaev and she doesn't have many friends in Nikolaev. She is a very bright student and open to the truth that she discovers from God's word. The beautiful scarf Galina is wearing was a going way gift from Irina.

David Binkley, Sr.



Churches of Christ at Work in Sudan

An inspiring an newsletter distributed by Don Humphrey and Daniel Nordstrom of the Mt. Juliet, Tennessee church, who have a sense of urgency.
You will need Adobe Reader to read it; it's a free download.

Most of you are familiar with World Bible School (WBS) correspondence courses. I want to introduce to you a new method we're using to teach people in South Sudan using the internet. It is called the World English Institute (WEI). About two years ago, we received an email from Cyndi Murphy in Kentucky. She had studied the Bible with James Sokiri in Juba, South Sudan over the internet. He was ready to be baptized and needed someone to follow up on this. We had Christians in Juba study with him, and he was baptized. James is now one of the leaders of the congregation in that city. He wants to leave his job with the UN and start preaching full-time!



The following story comes from John Shay, Sr.:

A group of dinner guests were sitting around a table discussing life. A
CEO decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid
going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?" He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

To stress his point, he said to another guest, "You're a teacher, Susan.
Be honest. What do you make?"

Susan, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness, replied, "You want
to know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ student feel like the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence.

"You want to know what I make? I make kids wonder. I make them criticize.
I make them apologize and mean it. I make them write. I make them read, read, read. I make them show all their work in math and perfect their final drafts in English. I make them understand that, if you have the brains and follow your heart, and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you must pay no attention because they just didn't learn."

Susan paused and then continued. "You want to know what I make? I make a
difference. What do you make?"

It was James who wrote,
"Brothers and sisters, not many of you should
become teachers." (James 3:1, GOD'S WORD).
He points out that teachers will be judged more severely. He could just as easily have said that teachers have a greater responsibility, a greater challenge, a greater opportunity to affect the lives of people in a negative way. It is impossible to teach without using
words, and with greater use of words comes a greater danger that the words will do harm.

But thanks be to God that there are those who face that challenge and
assume that responsibility and make a diligent effort to use their words as an
opportunity to affect the lives of people in a positive way. Those of you who
are teachers -- who can begin to measure the tremendous effect that you are
having in the lives of the children (and adults) in your classrooms? You may
not see the results of your efforts for years. In fact, you may never get to
see the results.
But you do make a difference.

Those of you who are schoolteachers are teaching not only the basics of
education, but you are teaching values and character. Those of you who are
Bible class teachers are filling the minds and hearts of our children with
stories of faith that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Those of
you who are preachers are strengthening the family of God and bringing salvation to the lost.

So, my hat is off to all of you who are teachers because I know exactly
what you make.
"We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach." (Romans 12:6-7)

Have a great day!

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina


From Teacher about her Student in Dominican Republic

Rejoice with the angels in Heaven. Here is Rafael's message. Please pray his son will also obey!

"As scheduled, I was baptized early this evening. It was a wonderful experience. I thank God for the opportunity He gave to me of sharing this precious moment with my new brothers and sisters. My son George was also there, and he was very happy. He told me he liked the people he met there."

Your new brother in Christ.


Correspondence Teaches Students New Things About God

This Muslim is just repeating what all Muslims are taught all their life. They haven't really investigated for themselves.

Here it is:

"Lesson One makes me think, is our God like us? If he create us a copy for him what is he? a male or a female? does he sleep? does he eat? does he making love? where are his children or wife? if Jesus is his son and jesus was dead why he did't try to bring another sons? does he become tired? this is a new information that I didn't know before....But if God become tired, why he still crate us , he will be tired also when he notice our actions and judge us a bout it at judgment day.. isn't he?"

"Here was my reply: You have a great misunderstanding of God. We are like God emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, not physically. God is a Spirit. (More on this later.) Of course God does not get tired. The word "rest" in the creation means he stopped his work of creating the world. It was used as an example to us that one day a week, we need to stop our work and "rest" and meditate on God and what he did for us."

"Here is how she responded to my reply: oh! thank you. this is a new concept to me, and you give me a vision to thinking about it again. Sometimes I feel that I didn't understand the religious affairs, and this misunderstanding let me confusing. thank you again.


From an Internet Teacher

Kay is engaged in meaningful conversation on-line with one of her WEI students in Brazil who is in the Advanced Course. It is thought that she is Catholic, and she is asking questions about infant baptism. Precious seed is being sown, and God will give the increase.


This just came in from a Teacher in Katy, TX

WEI has something very valuable to offer students! Students learn English and God's plan of salvation in such a wonderful way. Learning another language may open many doors. Learning about God's plan of salvation (and obeying it) will save their soul.

Also, teachers learn the value of teaching God's word. When I read Robert's answers to the thought questions, tears come to my eyes. The answers are sincere. I pray for my students.



From a student in Sudan to Teacher Today

"i must thank you, thank the institution and thank the person who introduced me to this site. From the experience of life i have gone through from childhood todate, i didn't realise the closeness and repeated melodies of GOD's words to me until when i started studying this course."

"I will not feel ashamed to invite and encourage as many people as possible especially those who are tormented and cut short of the glory of GOD. There are many people outside there who want to hear the words of GOD, fellowship with GOD and surrender their lives to GOD, but they don't know how to do it. This is a very very important course in the life of every growing young woman or man.

May GOD bless you more and more and to keep the institution for more and more years to come so that even our young primary and nursery going children should benefit from this.


From a Teacher in California

"Oh, the privilege to pray for this!! I am just so glad to be part of WEI. It is such a special blessing for me to have."


From an Internet Teacher

"I was very impressed by the comment made by one of my students after completing the lesson on the death of Jesus. He wrote: "Tears came down my face when I was reading the last three paragraphs. No one [is] like Jesus."

"Those of us who are Christians have heard the story so many times that we may have forgotten how powerful it can be, especially for those who have never known it. It is truly "good news" that we share with the students."


From a Student who registered Yesterday

"I tried to improve my English by websites on the internet, but I didn't find them effective. Most of them for chatting more than studying. WEI is easier to improve English."


From an Internet Teacher

"I want you to know how meaningful these WEI Bible lessons have been to me. I am almost 66 years old and I have been under strong Biblical influences all my life. I was the oldest child and grew up on a farm out in the country without other children to play with until I went to school. My earliest memories are of my grandmother telling me Bible stories. Actually, in many ways, the people in the Bible were more real to me than people in my rather isolated young world. Later, I was educated at Lipscomb in the days when they required a Bible class every day. I said all that to say that, even with such a background, I have learned so much from the WEI lessons. Often I come across passages which I don't remember ever reading or studying before. Or I am struck in a new way with how a scripture is pointing to God's plan for man's salvation even from the very moment of The First Man's fall from grace. I hope these realizations are making me a better teacher. I believe they are."


They APPRECIATE the Corrections to their English

"Well, I would like to thank you for your excellent comments about my answers and the corrections that you have made in my many mistakes. I have been learning english for 6 months, I'm just beginner so, you still will see more grammar mistakes, but I'm learning the english language a lot and more than it, I'm learning important things about Bible and God because of you and the World English Institute. So, I'm sending you this message just for one reason: show you how glad I am for being studying by your lessons. Thank you very much."




"Recently we have begun a new adventure with WEI. You may recall the names, Bob and Jan Towell. They are in charge of the WEI website for on-line teaching.


"We ourselves have four students, all of whom are in a distant land, and they study their lessons on-line. The website notifies us when they complete an assignment, and we grade and return their lessons (with any comment or explanation), also on-line. This is a marvelous method, and the students are assured of perfect security. As you know, some governments do not permit their citizens to make contact with any kind of Christian teaching. If you think you would like to have a part in this, please contact the Towells at

"All communication in the internet teaching is done in English, and there is helpful instruction which guides us through the process. It is easy to do, does not take a great amount of time for any one lesson, and gives ample opportunity to “talk” with each student and establish friendship. Try it. You’ll like it!"

Enoch & Jeannine Thweatt


From a student (man) in Ethiopia

"I received your email sent to me and I have been very happy reading the news that I am about to finish the elementary level. It is exciting news. For this success, I would like to express my deep thanks for the institution for giving me this great opportunity to learn Bible and english. Also my thanks for you for helping and encouraging me to improve my english and to know the Bible. Even though my pray is not strong enough, I will pray for all of you to be blessed and kept by God."


From a student (woman) in Haiti

"I'd like to have a strong faith like Abram but the interpretation of the Bible by differents religions is an obstacle. That's why I love WEI, the courses give me a chance to know by myself the word of God and make my own decision to follow and obey God."




"When I decided to learn English. I did not Know what should I do. My day begun from reading a book, after ten minutes I took a dictionary and read all words at the top of my voice. I watched different films in English. At the end of my day I was very tiered, but I was not satisfied with my results. At last I found you. Now I look forward every lesson. Thanks to God I have found what I needed for. Now I read, listen, write, learn and even try to think in English."


From an appreciative Student, shared by Teacher

"I don't have words to express my gratitude for being a WEI student. I must confess that this course has been very beneficial for me both spiritually and academically. I'd like to say thank especially to Betty, Richard together with all members of this website who are working backstage. In fact, they make it possible for me to learn English at an advanced level. I'd like you to know that I really appreciate all that you've done for me.

"As a matter of fact, learning English at WEI was a rewarding experience. And I hope that God will always give the strength to continue your mission.

"May God bless world English institute."


New student in Serbia responds to first assignments from Teacher:

"Now I see, these is real.. I can not believe.. I thought that was some kind of joke...I have to say I don^t Know to speak englesh and writeing is my worse side.

"I would like to thank you for answer, its amazaing"



Teacher shares comment from Iraqi Student

"As usual, I learned many new words. But the important thing that Iearned. Was about bible's idea about Adam AND Eve. please can you send me the bible book with the sound (reader)?"



Another Muslim's Comments

"...scientific discovery is just a fact mentioned by the Bible 2000 years ago and this is the Scientific Miracles of the Bible….,God Asks the son to leave him and start new life on earth…. God will save from the sin by sending the saver as a Sacrifice for the human beings…. to be honest this is our first time to read bible and we like it so much…. I do like what you wrote for me and my husband. Indeed,Yes, We used to read these lessons and think about the bible and J. ….J. sent from God to defeat Sin and Satan. The bible is the Word of God….the church is the most important way to follow the Word of God….J. is the king of the Kingdom of God and the Word of God….J. really had been raised from death….God sent J. to erase our sins and defeat Satan."



How to become a WEI Internet Teacher


Richard Ady, Founder of WEI

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