World English Institute & Bible Correspondence School
Monthly Update: February 2021
News and Notes by Tom Langley-EDITORIAL
Moses Born Again in Malawi
The leadership of the WEI ministry has observed and openly acknowledged that our singular critical path for future growth rests on our ability to recruit and train new teachers and retain our current active teachers. This recruitment and training of new teachers have been the number one objective of our efforts for many years now. Student registrations are not a problem.
We limit our student advertising every month because we do not have enough active teachers to claim all the students from every corner of the world who would register to study English and the Bible.
Lee Allen, (WEI Director of Teacher Support and Development) and I have made teacher recruiting a priority in addition to our other WEI responsibilities. We have seen good results over the last 4 years, but still, the two of us could not meet the demand for more teachers brought on by a seemingly endless supply of students.
We decided it was time to hire a full-time Teacher Recruiter. We are excited to announce in this 2nd edition of our WEI e-newsletter the addition of Darrell Wallace as our full-time WEI Director of Teacher Recruitment and Training.
After discussing a few possible candidates for this position and praying about this, Lee and I both came to the conclusion that Darrell was the first man we would approach with an offer. We spent a day interviewing Darrell in his home in Kentucky last month and were again extremely impressed with his passion, character, and enthusiasm for world evangelism.
Darrell has been a dedicated WEI teacher for many years, and we are thrilled to have him join our staff at WEI. I asked Darrell in the following column of this newsletter to share some of his background and thoughts about the WEI tool and world evangelism with our readers.
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Joanna concludes, “This experience has helped me to understand the Parable of the Sower so much better. Many seeds were planted, but it took time for the plant to grow.”
May the Lord bless you
and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
May the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace. Numbers 6
Tom Langley (WEI president)
INTRODUCING DARRELL WALLACE
WEI Director of Teacher Recruitment and Training
I began preaching in 1989 and became actively involved with several international short-term mission efforts. In 2004, my wife, Robin, and I were invited to Athens, Greece where I worked with Sunset International Bible Institute as an instructor and interim director at one of SIBI’s international branch schools. We returned home in November 2005.
It was in 2008 that I met Tom Langley and was introduced to WEI. But soon after, I was recruited again by SIBI to serve as their field representative for the satellite school program. Following my involvement with this ministry, I served as one of the elders of the Three Forks Church of Christ in Smiths Grove, KY for five years and became committed to WEI as a teacher.
I began preaching again full-time in 2017. In January of this year, I accepted the invitation to become Director of Teacher Recruitment and Training with WEI.
There have been three major global evangelistic movements in the history of God’s kingdom; Pentecost, the Restoration Movement, and Post-WWII world evangelism. We are now in the fourth major movement, Internet Global Evangelism.
WEI is capable of reaching more people world-wide than there are teachers available. As I am writing this, there are 156 students awaiting adoption by teachers. Of the 156, 57 are Muslims.
WEI is penetrating Islamic nations because it offers English grammar studies, even though the Bible is used as the text. Back in the fall of 2018, I began accepting Muslim students almost exclusively. It has been most rewarding.
Just this morning, one of my Muslim students made a stunning confession. He was asked the question, “What do you think about Jesus?” His reply was, “He is God, the Son of God.” That’s why I am a WEI teacher. Now, I am hoping he will take the next step to be baptized into Christ.
WEI STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
The following story of a student named Amara is shared with us by his WEI teacher, Darrell Wallace.
Amara came to the Restoration Bible and Agriculture Institute, a school-sponsored by churches of Christ, intending to learn about agriculture. Being Muslim, he became curious about Jesus.
He studied with brother Isaac Daye, a local gospel preacher. Amara became more and more passionate about Christ as he studied. He was baptized into Christ and renounced Islam.
After Isaac Daye baptized him, Amara went home to see his family share the good news. But his parents disowned him as their son, burned all of his clothing and possessions, and sought to kill him. Amara had to flee from his home and family.
Even though he became homeless, he was still zealous for Christ. None of his hardships deterred him from his passion for sharing the Good News of Jesus. Amara’s plan is to teach Muslims and tell them the story of Jesus. In 2019 while attending a mission workshop, I met the director of Darrell Memorial Bible Institute, a SIBI branch school in Nigeria. I learned that he knew Amara and was needing funds for him and his wife to attend the school.
I shared his need with my congregation. The church responded overwhelmingly. But COVID stopped all travel to and from Nigeria the following month. Amara and his family have been waiting to travel since then. In the meantime, I have been studying with Amara through WEI. He is growing in faith, preaching, leading a youth group, and mentoring others to take his place when he leaves.1
W.E.I. NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE!
More and more national preachers around the world are using WEI
courses in their local outreach ministries. National preachers are our
most efficient and productive partners in world evangelism.
Additional funds for printing and mailing these materials are needed.
ONE YEAR THAT CHANGED MY LIFE IN CHRIST
I recently asked one of our newer and most enthusiastic WEI teachers to write an article describing his WEI teaching experience. Although he really did not want the attention, I knew his story would be a compelling reason for other potential teachers to register and give it a try.
I know Dick Towell’s testimony is not unlike many others who have found sharing the word of God and their faith to be a very meaningful experience in their Christian walk and service. I think you will find what Brother Dick Towell has written below to be inspiring.
Thank you, Brother Towell. We love and appreciate you and all our WEI volunteer teachers who truly are WEI treasures.
Thoughts of Dick Towell, youngest brother of Bob & Jan Towell, WEI leaders
February 16, 2021
Raised in a Christian home as a preacher’s kid has given me incredible advantages.
76 years of age, being a disciple of Christ for 65 years, raising a family of five, retiring from a 55-year business and healthcare career, and being widowed in 2018, I wondered how I would finish out my “earth time”? What would be next? Would there be a new purpose? YES!
My sister-in-law started me teaching with World English Institute. Thank you, Jan!
Having time during the pandemic of 2020-21, I have “claimed” 484 “potential students” and found around 200 “real” students. Today I am blessed to have 52 “real” students who are submitting lessons within seven days. I am regularly reminded that I am just a seed planter – just a fisherman when a student I have placed on my hidden student list reappears and becomes a “real” student. God gives the increase. What JOY! And I have experienced results – results for so many students and results for me!
Sharing Jesus every day, multiple times a day, around the world through World English Institute is such a fulfilling experience. This is not hard work nor does it require exceptional skill or profound Bible knowledge. The WEI lessons do 98% of the teaching. The internet takes me to faraway places and peoples. The internet takes me to the USA and my own region discovering people who start with wanting English language skills and soon are thirsting for a relationship with God.
This work has enriched and changed who I am. I am so much closer to God as my “earth time” journey closes. With excitement, I see God at work every day. Daily I help proclaim the Good News joyfully and expectantly through the World English Institute! What JOY seeing God work in the lives of so many people as they study English and the Bible.
God changes lives, even mine as I serve Him. I find students teaching me as they discover God’s plan of salvation for their lives. I am blessed. I am humbled. I rejoice in my own relationship with God.
The past year is “one year that changed my life in Christ.” God is near. I know this because he has changed me! He can change you too! Be a WEI teacher and see for yourself.
Dick Towell, Puyallup, Washington
Wouldn’t you like to lead someone to Christ? Chances are you can!
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