Linda Banks, an active member of the Metro Church of Christ in Gresham, Oregon, has been a WEI teacher since the 1990s.
Linda says, “My role as a WEI teacher has been, and presently is, one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Each student I select represents a precious soul in need of hearing about Jesus and eternal life that he offers them. As a WEI teacher, I serve God and make a positive impact for Christ in the world.”
Linda says that “the rich learning that comes from having students from around the globe has enabled me to grow and expand my knowledge of the world’s many ethnicities and cultures. Over the years, I have taught students who live in China, Africa, Haiti, India, Mexico, South America, and the USA, to name a few.”
Linda comes from a long line of faithful Christians. At the end of the Civil War, Linda’s great, great, great grandfather started one of the first African American Churches of Christ in a one-room schoolhouse near Caldwell, Texas. That historical building still stands. Linda says, concerning her dedicated ancestor, “His actions spiraled and produced many in our family line who became missionaries, gospel preachers, Bible class teachers, elders, deacons, ministry workers and servants in the Kingdom.”
Linda is color blind. She loves people without regard to the color of their skin. She virtually shouts, “We need more teachers! I want to encourage members and leaders of predominantly Africa American churches, Hispanic churches, Asian American, Native American, all ethnicities and races to support WEI and get involved as WEI Internet teachers! Your life will become greatly enriched, and you will receive many abundant blessings!”