History of WEI at the Maryville Church
The Maryville Church of Christ in Maryville, Tennessee first became involved with WEI 20 years ago by sending 13 of their members to Tirana, Albania on a summer WEI short-term Bible teaching effort.
Immediately after that trip, the Maryville Mission Committee became heavily involved in supporting missionaries and national evangelists in Tirana and other Albanian cities—and in other countries as well. That single trip was inspirational in transforming the Maryville Church of Christ into one of the most mission-minded congregations in the entire brotherhood. Since that first trip 20 years ago, the mission budget of the Maryville church has increased significantly, and Maryville has become one of the two major sponsoring churches of the WEI ministry.
As a way to commemorate that first transformative trip, Maryville again recruited 13 members to return to Tirana this summer to teach the word of God using WEI materials. I was the only one able to return from the original 13 members over 20 years ago. The trip has just concluded, and from the positive comments of all the teachers involved, Maryville might just experience another 20-year explosion of evangelistic zeal that served to inspire this mission-minded congregation for the last two decades. Nothing can match the pure joy and life-changing experience of sharing the word of God one-to-one with lost souls so eager to learn the truth of the Gospel. We praise God for allowing us to be a very small part of his Son’s Great Commission!
If you would like for your home church to be a part of a WEI short-term mission effort, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will assist you in recruiting and training teachers.
A special thank you to all our prayerful and financial supporters. This ministry would not be possible without your partnership.