In 2001, Jane K. enrolled as a WEI student in Rwanda while serving as a
nurse in a military hospital. She was in charge of the Intensive Care Unit.
Jane was also involved in the League for Promotion and Defense of Human
Rights (Pax Christ), a part of International Federation of Human Rights.
In 2002, Jane completed the first six books of the WEI English and Bible
Courses and asked to be baptized. But before her American teacher could
arrange to have someone baptize her, Jane and her husband were both arrested
and put in jail as political prisoners.
Jane is a Tutsi, and her husband is a Hutu. They have two children and are
responsible for a niece whose parents were killed during the 1994 genocide.
Jane says, “People in my country are killed, disappearing, and others are
forced into exile. The government doesn’t want to talk about these
injustices with human rights activists. That is why my husband and I were
arrested in order to silence us.
“We have an association of genocide survivors in Rwanda (I am a survivor of
genocide). It wants me to divorce my husband saying he is a Hutu, and Hutus
killed Tutsis in genocide in 1994. Not all Hutus. I was hidden by a Hutu, so
“I was released from prison in November 2003, and in July 2004 I came to
America with an American student who was doing her research about the
genocide in Rwanda. I have no idea where my husband is, but I know that one
time, God will unity us.”
In November, 2004, Jane sent an email saying she
wanted to continue her studies with WEI. I volunteered to teach her.
Instead, I have learned from her.
While studying The New Birth, Jane was granted political asylum by the U.S.
government and was given a green card permitting her to work.
On April 28, Jane wrote, “I got a new job, and I got the news about my
family. They are currently living in Uganda. My mind is somewhat settled,
and I can go on with English and Bible study. And I request you to send me
With great excitement, I contacted Mark Banks, minister of the Cole Mill
Road Church of Christ in Durham, NC. He and his wife Catherine met Jane at
her apartment and began a series of Bible studies. Jane wrote, “We had a
good time together, we prayed together, and I hope the Holy Spirit will do
his work in me. I am ready to do God’s will.”
At the Sunday morning worship service on May 15, Jane was baptized into
Christ by Paul Watson. Two days later, she wrote, “I was baptized on Sunday.
It was a good day, and I talked with my husband about
my baptism, and he was happy.”
Paul Watson Baptizes Jane into Christ
Jane has now been united with her Lord in baptism. Let
us pray that she will soon be reunited with her family.
New Christian in Oradea
Vasile Luhos sends the following report from Oradea, Romania:
“Yesterday was a blessed day for Oradea’s congregation because a new soul
came to the Lord and confessed Him in baptism. His name is Andras Kustusy, a
17 year old young man who has studied WEI materials the last two summers,
and he decided to follow the will of God.”
New Christian in Arad
Larry Little, missionary in Arad, Romania, sends the following report:
“Rejoice with us over the baptism of a lady, 28 years old, married and with
a child, who obeyed the gospel on Sunday. Mariana studied the basic course
in WEI last summer in the campaign and started attending some. She quit,
then began again. Kay had taught her, and she told Kay that she had been
doing a lot of thinking and praying and now wanted to be baptized.”
New Christians in Lushnja
A recent newsletter from Tom Bonner, missionary in Lushnja, Albania, was
filled with excitement.
Tom says, “I am pleased and thrilled to tell you that we have two new
sisters in Christ. On May 29, Silvana Eksarko and Alma Kajdo were baptized
into Christ in the Adriatic Sea. Both have been studying with me for more
than a year and have become my friends even before they became my sisters.
They were both raised as nominal Moslems.
“Prior to their baptisms, Alma said, ‘I had known about God, but I did not
know about Jesus. Now, I know that He is my Savior.’
Much zeal and enthusiasm is brought to our small body here with the addition
of these two ladies.”
Silvana Eksarko & Alma Kaido
New Christian in Pogradec
Kevin and Allison Morrill wrote in their June report from Pogradec, Albania,
“On May 6th, we welcomed a new sister in the body. Elona Sulollari, a WEI
student, decided that she wanted her sins to be forgiven in baptism. She has
been a student of Allison’s for about eight months.”
New Christians in Ghana
John Travis just keeps on teaching and baptizing WEI students at the
Buduburam Refugee Camp near Accra, Ghana.
“Peter W. Bull, born July 9, 1973 in Monrovia, was baptized on Thursday.”
“Amulad Dorley and Mathaline Scott have received Christ. Amulad is a former
Muslim and is an English and NationsUniversity student. Mathaline was
privately taught by Louise Knuckles, one of our beloved students who was
baptized 7th May, 2004.
Mathalene Scott, Almulad Dorley, & Anthony Barlee
“Godwin Sanbulah, a Muslim, was baptized
into Christ on Saturday, 7 May, 2005. Godwin was born in Liberia. We thank
God for WEI whose lessons this brother used to convict him.
“We are happy to announce the baptism of Stella T. Dennis. She was baptized
May 22, 2005” In his July 4 newsletter, John reported nine recent baptisms.
New WEI Work in Liberia
George S. Tengbeh II, (former WEI teacher at the Buduburam refugee camp in
Ghana), has secured eight acres of land in Weala, Liberia and plans to build
a WEI/NationsUniversity Center on it. Please pray for his success.
In a recent email, George wrote, “I am now your contact person in Liberia.
Brother Rudy Wray and Larry Partain departed from Liberia today. We had a
very good time together with the Lord. Besides Sunday, at which time he
[Rudy] spoke as guest preacher during the graduation program of the School
of Evangelism, we had another three days of Gospel Campaign. Twelve souls
were added to the church through water baptism.”
An Interesting Story from
Five year ago, Glenn Cash and I led a WEI summer campaign in Fort Portal,
Uganda where Glenn’s son Jeff serves as a missionary. Six people were
baptized into Christ during the campaign, but some of the seeds planted that
summer are just now bearing fruit.
Glenn writes, “In the year 2000, when the WEI team went to Ft. Portal, a
young man was invited to come to study the lessons. He came and was given a
Bible by Ronald, but did not continue through the entire course. However, he
was in the church building one day reading his new Bible. One of the men
came over and sat down beside him, encouraging him to read God’s word. He
continued to read even though he dropped out of the studies.
“When he moved to Entebbe, he looked for the church of Christ, but instead
found the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints. They drew him into their
fellowship, but in time he thought to himself that this was not what he was
reading in the Bible.
“After moving back to Ft. Portal, he went to the place where the church had
met, but the church had moved, and he didn’t know where. Then, one day, he
saw Jeff’s pickup and finally found Jeff. He asked if he could have some
Bible studies, because he really wanted to learn about God’s will,
particularly concerning baptism.
“They studied, and the young man was baptized this week.
“We never know what seeds are planted or when God will bring forth fruit.
This young man was impressed by an encouragement to read the Bible. Nearly
five years later, he has now put on Christ and is our brother.”
Hodges & Morrils Return Home
It makes us sad to report that Pete and Dulcie Hodge, missionaries in
Elbasan, Albania, returned home to England in May. The young church in
Elbasan is now on its own. Pray for them.
Kevin and Allison Morrill also concluded their mission work in Pogradec in
June and returned to America. Both couples will be sorely missed.
Please Pray With Us
In recent weeks, serious questions have been raised about the validity of
some of the reports we have been receiving from Kenya and the Middle East.
Investigations are under way in an effort to determine the truth.
Please pray that God will give us wisdom in our research so that truth will
prevail and God will be glorified.
Tom and Angie Langley
Message from the Langleys
The grass is a little greener, the sky a little bluer, and the smiles on my
children’s faces linger on my mind long after the first good morning kiss.
I cannot think of many things more meaningful or rewarding than serving God
in this WEI ministry. The scope of this powerful mission ministry is truly
international. It requires me to travel long distances which is a blessing,
and at the same time a great sacrifice. I thoroughly enjoy traveling, and I
thoroughly miss my family every second I’m away from them.
I was in central London on the morning of July 7, after an overnight layover
on my way home from the start of our 4 short-term missions in Romania. Two
steps into the subway that morning, I suddenly had a strong impulse to buy a
new shirt for my long travel home. My remaining clean shirt was old and
wrinkled. I backed out and shopped for 30 minutes. When I returned to the
subway, all chaos had ensued. After one bus, one taxi, and a lot of running
between, I finally made it to Heathrow and through security just before
boarding. It was surreal watching new reports at the airport in Chicago
later that evening and knowing just hours earlier, I was in the middle of
all that chaos.
As it turned out, the deadliest explosion occurred on the very line that I
was to take to Heathrow that morning. According to the time of the
explosion, I would likely have been on the train had I not impulsively
decided to buy a new shirt for my trip home.
At the time of this writing, four Romanian missions and the work in Albania
are going exceptionally well. The many faithful Christians involved in the
success of these efforts are too numerous to mention. Over 60 Americans have
traveled to Eastern Europe as WEI teachers and have sacrificed greatly to
share the Good News and their faith with hundreds of students. To all these
teachers, we thank you with all our hearts for partnering with us in WEI.
Most importantly, we thank you for your dedication, commitment, love, and
sacrifice for our Lord. May God bless you and keep you safe in the shelter
of his arms. –Tom & Angie
Dick & Maudine Ady
Message from the Adys
It is gratifying to watch people come alive when they start winning souls
through WEI. Correspondence teachers, Internet teachers, short-term mission
teachers are thrilled when their students are baptized into Christ.
This spring, Sarah Coggins went to Taiwan with Enoch and Jeannine Thweatt on
a WEI campaign. Listen to what she said to Tom Langley in an email:
“The Lord truly is in this place, and He has provided a way to share Himself
with these wonderful people. It is one of the MOST exciting events in my
“The material the Lord has provided through Dick and his worker-bees is a
true gift. For the first time, I’m able to share the Good News with both
males and females. The parable of the sower has taken on a new meaning for
“At the end of the Intermediate Course, I ask my students, ‘What do you
think of the course?’ Andrew, a young man in his late 20’s replied, ‘I’ve
attended Bible school, and missionaries have told me stories—but this is the
first time I’ve ever understood the complete story.’”
Thank you, Sarah, for your spiritual shot in the arm.
Can You Help?
God is using WEI to spread the Good News to people in at least 174 nations.
More and more churches and their missionaries are using WEI materials to
attract students and to win souls.
More and more national preachers are asking us to send materials to them for
their outreach ministries. It breaks our hearts to tell them, “Sorry, we are
operating on a shoestring.”
Will you partner with us in world evangelism by putting WEI in your monthly
budget? Help us walk through the doors that God has opened.
To those who are already supporting WEI, we say, “Thanks.
We love you.” -- Dick & Maudine