Two years ago, Edwin Vicente graduated from WEI and was baptized into Christ. After losing his teaching job when the COVID pandemic closed schools in the Philippines, he shared what he had learned (from his WEI studies) with children in his neighborhood. His efforts were so successful, the government granted him permission to start a WEI Learning Center in San Fernando City.
Parents became interested in the lessons their children were learning, and they asked Edwin to teach them. Edwin studied with the parents and with his volunteer helpers at the training center, and five adults were baptized into Christ.
That created a need to plant a church so that the new Christians could worship together and invite their friends to join them. Since then, two seasoned preachers (Erben L. Gonzales and Clemente G. Lazaga) from Calasiao have driven up to San Fernando City once a month to help Edwin start a congregation built on a solid foundation.
By the time you read this newsletter, Edwin, his daughter Amarah Claire (A.C.), and volunteer Coordinator Laila, will have conducted a graduation ceremony for the second group of WEI students and launched classes for the third group of students.