The Word has meant a lot to me over the years as I reflect on the two missions my father gave me when traveling to America for the first time. He said (1) get the best education that the world can offer, and (2) find out how to be born again.
By applying the principles taught in this ministry, I was able to complete a bachelor’s, master’s, MBA, and PhD without student loans and debt-free. I saw signs, miracles, and wonders along the way. God always met the needs.
Regarding how to be born again, it was six o’clock in the morning at the university I was attending. I was first in line to go to the student cafeteria to have breakfast. A student who was in my chemistry class saw me and asked me to go with her upstairs for a fifteen-minute Bible fellowship. I told her no thank you. She insisted and she was bold. So I went with her.
What I saw and heard in that fellowship changed my life. I heard them speak in tongues. I continued to attend that fellowship. They told me how to be born again (Romans 10:9,10).
I took the Foundational Class in Ohio, and then the Intermediate Class. I was excited about the classes. Dr. Wierwille called me to his office at Headquarters and said, “Why don’t you go home to your country this summer and tell your parents, family, and friends what you are learning in these classes?”
I went home to my country in the summer, and the first person I met at the airport was my father. I told my father, “Daddy, I found out how to be born again.” He said, “Did you? What work did you have to do?” I said, “No work.” I told him about Romans 10:9 and 10. He said, “It can’t be that simple!”
That summer I told my parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, and friends about the Word I learned in those two classes. Some believed and wanted to hear more.
I came back to the United States, and every Sunday I attended the Sunday Teaching Service. I summarized the teachings, and every week I sent them to my country. My relatives got together and read the letters. I did that faithfully every week for five years.
I got thirty-one students interested in taking the Foundational Class—twenty-eight were my relatives, and three were my friends. They registered for the class. Dr. Wierwille sent us to run the first Foundational Class in French in the world.
Those graduates and those that followed took the Word to several countries in Africa and Europe, as well as other countries.
How does the Biblical research and teaching of God’s Word continue to live in my life? I have seen and continue to see that trusting God and claiming His promises yield powerful results. All things work together for good. The Word works. God can be relied upon no matter the situation.