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Matt 28:18-20

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
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John 20:10-16

10 Then the disciples went back to their homes, 11 but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?"

"They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him." 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?"

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."

16 Jesus said to her, "Mary."

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).
NIV




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Matt 28:18-20

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
NIV

John 20:10-16

10 Then the disciples went back to their homes, 11 but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?"

"They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him." 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?"

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."

16 Jesus said to her, "Mary."

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).
NIV




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Number 113 June - July 2007 Dick Ady, Editor
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Victory in Jesus New Christian in Romania New Christian in Durrës
Two New Christians in Crete Sponsoring Church Needed New Christian in Lushnja
Another Baptism in Kenya Church Worker Electrocuted Tom & Angi
Dick & Maudine

Victory in Jesus
“The dream has come true. Thank you Lord. This short note is to let you know that the first service of worship was held today, July 1, 2007, in the presence of God at the new building. Praise him for what he provides. It’s time to rejoice.” Erik Qirjaqi




First Worship Service in the New Building in Tirana
 

From its beginning in 1992, the church in Tirana has moved from one place to another and has lost members with each move. In 1996, it became clear that the church needed a permanent place to meet for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. At that time, we started talking about erecting a multi-purpose building that could be used for church activities, for teaching WEI students year around, and for leadership training.

By the providence of God and a lot of hard work, our dream is finally coming true. Through the sacrificial giving of his people, the Lord has provided the necessary resources. God has also brought together two skillful architects, a gifted engineer, a winsome negotiator, and a group of skilled workers. Satan has erected numerous road blocks in an effort to hinder this building project, but God has prevailed.

On Saturday July 21, this new building will be dedicated to God and to his Son Jesus Christ who died and rose again to liberate us from bondage to sin and Satan. We praise him for opening the windows of heaven and showering us with blessings. We give this building back to God and promise to use it to honor him in worship and for sharing the Good News about Christ with others. To God be the honor and the glory and the praise forever.

New Christian in Romania
Missionary Albert Cook reports that Laurentiu recently put on Christ in baptism. Bogdan Reu, a Romanian member of the church, was honored to perform the baptism.




Laurentiu, Albert, and Bogdan Reu


Tom Langley reports that “Laurentiu is a delightful man who has been a WEI student for two years and was first introduced to the church through a WEI short-term mission. Albert stated that it’s now important to be very patient with our WEI Bible students. As opposed to the early years following the Eastern Block revolutions, it now takes sometimes two or three summers of Bible study and worship experience before students are willing to make a commitment and become members of God’s kingdom.”

New Christian in Durrës
Çimi Kafexhiu, a minister of the church in Durrës, Albania writes, “A new soul is added to the body of Christ in Durrës. On May 23rd, Greta Bejzo met Jesus at the cross in baptism and became a daughter of God.

“Greta is a wonderful sister and a good student in her school. Sarah, one of the AIM girls, taught her about Jesus, and now I’m teaching her from the book of Romans. I consider the teaching after baptism very important to the Christian walk. Sometimes, when we stop teaching the new converts after baptism, they drift away from the Lord.

“I also continue to teach Bible classes with small groups, and my schedule is busy during the week with teaching the WEI students.”




Greta Bejzo Is Baptized
 

Two New Christians in Crete
We just learned from John Adesoye, our new brother in Crete, that he has baptized two more members of his formerly Pentecostal congregation. As you may recall, John was born in Nigeria and is now working in Crete as a computer technologist.

Until recently, John preached for a small Pentecostal church in Heraklio, Crete, but he became so disillusioned with Pentecostalism that he was about to give up on Christianity. On the verge of despair, John surfed the Internet in an effort to find a church that followed the New Testament. Providentially, he logged on to the WEI web site, enrolled as an Internet student, and was taught by Mike Hale of Georgetown, Texas.

When John showed great interest, Mike contacted Dino Roussos in Athens, Greece. Dino flew to Crete to meet John and to speak to his congregation. The next day, Dino baptized him into Christ. Since then, John has baptized several members of his congregation. The church has removed instrumental music from its worship services and is partaking of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. Their goal is to restore New Testament Christianity.

In a recent email, John wrote, “This is to bring you good news of great joy in heaven and on earth. Two more people surrendered to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ on the 24th of June, were immersed in water (baptized), and were added to the Lord’s church.” --Your brother in Crete, John

Sponsoring Church Needed
A church is needed to sponsor a WEI Teaching Center in Abak, Nigeria. One of the most promising evangelistic efforts in which WEI is involved is centered in southeastern Nigeria. Aniefiok Akpan, Principal of Rhema Academy, and his wife Etang are using WEI materials in a nationwide outreach effort.

In addition to their work at Rhema Academy, they are teaching 180 WEI students—including denominational preachers and high school and university students. Seven have already been baptized, and the evangelistic effort is just getting under way.

The Akpans plan to mobilize preachers and church leaders throughout Nigeria. To do that, they have rented office space in a building near the center of Abak, a major city close to Rhema Academy. The Akpans are sponsored and supported by the Bethlehem Church of Christ in Watertown, Tennessee, so their personal support is guaranteed.

However, we are looking for a church that will sponsor the WEI Teaching Center in Abak. Rent on the office space is $80 a month. Operating expenses are expected to be about $120 a month. For $200 a month, your congregation can fund a WEI Teaching Center that could lead many Nigerian people to Christ.

If this new opportunity appeals to you, please contact us at the Gresham office. For postal and email addresses and telephone number, see the front page of the newsletter.

New Christian in Lushnja
Tom Bonner, missionary in Lushnja, Albania, writes, “I am pleased to share with you that Oltion (Olti) Mezini was baptized in the Adriatic Sea on March 18, one day before his eighteenth birthday.




Tom Baptizes Olti in Adriatic Sea


Another Baptism in Kenya
Nkurunziza Jean de La Paix reports, “As I write this short email, I am full of joy. As Good Friday is a day we remember when Jesus died for us, here someone has decided to die with him and be resurrected with him in baptism. He is called Titus Ileve. He is 39 years old. He enrolled with WEI two months ago, and he is still going on.

“The wonderful thing is that he is the husband of Dodorris Leneh Kavae and the father of Nicholas Ileve. If you remember, these two were baptized on October 23, 06. Now, the whole family has accepted the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Church Worker Electrocuted
We regret to announce that Mira, a 26-year-old WEI teacher in Korçë, Albania, died by electrocution in her home June 25. She was a successful school teacher, a true servant of God, and a vital part of the Korçë congregation. Please pray for Mira’s widowed mother and for the work of God in Korçë.




Bob & Jan Towell


For almost a decade, Bob and Jan Towell have been heading up the WEI Internet teaching ministry. As volunteers, they have worked night and day and have supported the ministry out of their own pockets. Now, they need an additional $300 to $500 a month to expand the ministry. You can contact Bob at Bobtowell@aol.com or Jan at JRTowell@aol.com.

Bob writes, “WEI’s Internet Program has grown from a curiosity to a substantial part of WEI’s teaching ministry, so the Towells will report news of the program as space allows.
“Since January 2007, the number of people requesting WEI’s Introductory Lesson has doubled over what it was in 2006. The increase is due to the Internet advertisement that WEI started purchasing in November 2006. As a result, the number of new students has doubled, and WEI’s Internet teachers have been stretched to the breaking point.

“This brings us to the second part of the exciting news. The Lord has also increased the number of Internet teachers. We attended the Red River Family Encampment June 23-26 and made an announcement before one of the speeches. This resulted in 22 people seeking us out to volunteer as Internet teachers, and we were able to show them the mechanics of Internet teaching on our portables.

“WEI’s advertisement is the Internet equivalent of a Yellow Pages ad. An anonymous supporter has been contributing $100 a month for the ads. In the past six months, the ad has resulted in over 800 more people requesting WEI’s lessons, twice as many as we have been reaching via search engines, recommendations of friends, and local advertising, the only forms of advertising WEI’s Internet Program has used previously.

“The $100 a month has proven that Internet advertising is effective. But $100 a month is not enough to show WEI’s ad all day long—only 3 or 4 hours each day. The registration rate could probably be doubled again if the ad were shown 24 hours a day.” --- Bob & Jan Towell
 



Tom, Angie, Bianca, & Brianna Langley
 

Tom & Angie Langley
At the writing of this newsletter, six of the nine WEI short-term Bible teaching missions in Romania, Poland, and Albania have begun. For the second year, I had the privilege of introducing the entire course to each group of students for each hour of classes at one of the Bucharest mission sites.

The students come with great anticipation, and most of the time, they are adorably nervous to use their English. Most have formerly studied English but have never had the opportunity to practice their skills with a native speaker. The students all left thrilled after their first class as our teachers set their minds at ease and began to build a new friendship with their students.

During the introduction, a student asked me why we use the Bible as a conversational text, and before I could answer him, another student said, “Because it is the most known book and most sold book in human history. What other book would you expect them to use as a conversational text?”

I agreed with him and proceeded to explain further that our teachers volunteer and pay their own expenses, and that they make no money for their time and effort. God bless our teachers!

I’m looking forward to visiting some of the other sites, meeting the students, and also teaching a full schedule of students in Bucharest and Oradea this summer. Please keep all these Bible teaching efforts in your prayers as these short-term missions are the result of a year of preparation.

Angie and girls were not able to travel with me this summer, and I do miss them desperately. I am reminded, however, that the relatively few weeks I am away from them is a very small sacrifice to pay for the enormous blessings of serving in this powerful WEI Bible teaching ministry. We stay in touch daily through all forms of technology, and I am thankful to God for their support.

We are also thankful for all of you who support WEI. We love and appreciate you.
---Tom and Angie




Dick & Maudine Ady


Dick & Maudine Ady
We write this column with mixed emotions. On the one hand, it makes us sad to report that two of our finest teachers, Fred Uptagrafft of Huntsville, Alabama, and Roseann Ekman of Brainerd, Minnesota, died this month. Fred had been a supporter of WEI since the beginning in 1989. These teachers will be sorely missed. Today, we honor their memory.

At the same time, God is doing so many amazing things in the world that I can hardly contain my excitement. Earlier this year, Fred Uptagrafft reported that Joseph Robin, one of his students in Haiti, had been baptized.

Jim and Rhonda Vice, who work with the church in Lebanon, Oregon, sent us a copy of a letter they received from Mike Siagayumu, one of their postal mail students in Lusaka, Zambia. He wrote, “I am glad to announce to you that I have gained more spiritual strength. Since I started studying your lessons, I am now equipped with new information, and I am very much ready to preach the word to the lost.”

Bob Patterson, our WEI Web Master, reports that one of his students in China has been baptized.

John Travis continues to baptize WEI students in Liberia.

God is at work in the world. Praise his name!

On a personal note, I have been recovering from hip replacement surgery (left hip) since June 11. Thankfully, I am ahead of schedule in my recovery and am walking without a crutch. Thank you for all the prayers that have been offered on my behalf.

I had to cancel my trip to Albania this summer and will not be able to be there for the dedication of the new building. The silver lining in the cloud is that I have been able to read a lot and to write a book that should have been written long ago.

Without your prayers and financial support, none of this would have been possible. We thank God for you. You are loved and appreciated. ---Dick and Maudine
 

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Maryville Church of Christ
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World English Institute
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Maryville Church of Christ
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Eastern Office

Tom Langley
World English Institute
And Bible Correspondence School
Maryville Church of Christ
PO Box 5293
Maryville, TN 37802

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Dick Ady
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Tom Langley
World English Institute
And Bible Correspondence School
Maryville Church of Christ
PO Box 5293
Maryville, TN 37802

Tel:  (865) 983-2909
Fax:  (865) 983-0397
E-Mail:  weimaryville@aol.com