A year ago last May, young Malachi (not his real name) became a WEI student. After beginning his WEI lessons, he asked his teacher, “What can I do to help my people?”
A month later, his teacher showed up in Afghanistan. He attended worship and met his teacher, and at the end of the service, he and his wife decided to become Christians. This was the same day the Taliban took control of Kabul and the palace.
Malachi and 95% of Afghans lost their jobs under the tyranny of the Taliban. This promising executive swallowed his pride, used the muscles he had developed in martial arts, and went to work 12 hours a day at hard labor to support himself and two other families.
While on this job, Malachi met an old man almost twice his age. He had found a way to serve his people. He taught this old man the gospel and the truth of Christianity.
In late August, Malachi wrote his teacher, “I have found a new friend. I think he is ready to become a Christian. He wants to be baptized. What do I do?” A few days later, he took the old man to a pool and baptized him.
And so it is, in this war-torn country that has been fought over by other countries for centuries, where there is unemployment, food and fuel shortage, and all but outright slavery, the secret church of Christ marches forward.