I was first introduced to The Way Ministry while studying for my Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry at the University of California in San Francisco about forty-five years ago. I had a great love for science and wished to pursue a career as a university professor. At that time I had many questions in my life which could be answered neither from my scientific background nor from my religious background. I met a group of Way believers who were able to answer each of my questions directly from the Bible. This caught my attention because although I had been raised in a denominational church, I had not been taught how to understand the Bible and therefore did not read it.
I proceeded to take the Foundational Class that was offered at the time. I was greatly thrilled by the detailed accuracy of God’s Word that was taught in the class. The fact that many of the same principles used in scientific research are also used in Biblical research really blessed me. After taking the class, I read large sections of the Bible, utilizing the Biblical research principles I had been taught in the class. I became thoroughly convinced that the Word I had been taught in the class was accurate and therefore made a commitment that I would, to the best of my ability, remain faithful to the Word I had been taught by The Way Ministry for the rest of my life.
After taking the class, I proceeded to take the other classes the ministry offered and to participate in household fellowships and Way Ministry programs. During this process I was able to overcome many fears and bad habits and to build discipline in my life. The strength I gained in my life enabled me to enjoy a successful career as a university professor and to serve for over twenty years as a household fellowship coordinator. As I stayed faithful to the Word I had been taught and sought the help of the household when needed, I saw God come through in many challenging situations. I also have been able to help many others with the Word I have been taught.
One area of teaching for which I am especially thankful are the truths pertaining to tithing and abundantly sharing. Because of my faithful practice of these principles I have witnessed many times God rebuking the devourer for my sake (Malachi 3:10,11) and have enjoyed an abundance in the material realm.
I am very thankful that The Way International continues to teach the same accurate Word that I was taught forty-five years ago. I am thankful to be a part of the household of The Way, which stands for the genuine truth of God’s Word in our day and time. I am looking forward to seeing more of God’s blessings in my life.