Many of you already know Laura. She is one of the most vivacious people you will ever meet. She puts life and energy into everything she does—including her service as a volunteer WEI Internet teacher.
Laura has been involved in missions since 1960. She says, “What a fascinating opportunity my introduction to missions presented! I was eager to GO! Little did I know where it would lead.”
After making several trips to the mission site in Mexico where her local congregation was involved, other opportunities opened up to Laura. In the early 2000s, she made several trips to Ukraine to visit and serve in orphanages. After war broke out in eastern Ukraine, she maintained contact with her Ukrainian friends and church family.
Laura writes, “Shortly before we moved from our home in Texas to East Tennessee, we met Bob and Jan Towell at a mission-related meeting. That was my first opportunity to learn about World English Institute. What an exciting opportunity to GO wherever my computer could take me! When we got to Maryville, Tennessee, we learned even more, and I started teaching. I LOVE IT! God has opened up the world, and now His Word can be taught to precious souls in every nation.
“I LOVE MY STUDENTS! It is important to establish a connection with our students. We can share family situations and get to know and trust each other. We can also pray for each other.
Another blessing from Almighty God has been the connections I have made to mission-minded people, churches, and organizations. They have provided information about local churches and church leaders near my students—people who teach my students and baptize them into Christ.
“WEI has blessed so many students around the world—and it has blessed all of us who have accepted the call to teach through this medium. Seeds are planted whose fruit we may not realize until eternity. It has been said that ‘you can count the seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the apples in a seed.’ Let’s keep sowing.”