Moses Born Again in Malawi
Prabhu Kumar WEI-India
On November 4, 2007, a faithful Christian man and WEI teacher, the late Mike Hale, kept on sowing new seed by claiming more WEI Internet students. Unknown to him he just happened to claim an exceptionally good WEI student from India. His name was Prabhu Kumar. Prabhu had been surfing the Internet looking for a free course to improve his English. Prabhu was a Bible professor at the churches of Christ World Bible School in Chennai, India. He was thrilled to learn that WEI was a combination English grammar and Bible course written by a Brother in Christ, Dr. Richard “Dick” Ady. Prabhu was an outstanding student and completed the course in record time and achievement. He quickly realized that WEI would be a powerful evangelistic tool in the country of India. He had the vision to offer WEI classes to students in cities, towns, and villages all over India. Many of his former students were now active preachers in churches of Christ, and Prabhu would use them as year-round WEI teachers. He recruited 55 former students, friends, and colleagues to teach WEI in various villages, cities, and towns where they were serving the Lord. They easily gathered eager new students every year from within each of their respective communities.
WEI materials were printed in India and distributed there to save money on shipping. Each class of new students would be called a batch and two batches of students would be taught the full course of WEI each year. Prabhu himself left his teaching position at the Bible School in Chennai. He planted a church near Punadipadu, India to serve as the pulpit minister and devote full time to WEI-India. Just as Prabhu envisioned, many of these WEI students from the 55 year-round schools learned the truth of the Gospel for the first time and the results have been amazing.
Since the first WEI-India school began operating in 2008:
- Approximately 20,000 students have studied the Bible in these WEI schools.
- There have been well over 700 baptisms, of which 30% were either friends or relatives of the WEI students who attended these year-round schools.
- The WEI-India ministry has now expanded to include a ministry training school in Punadipadu called the Mike Hale School of Theology in honor of Prabhu’s WEI teacher. As Timothy encouraged in his 2nd epistle, verse 2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others…”
- Prabhu directs this Bible-teaching ministry school with 12 to 15 students each year who are taught Bible and trained in Christian ministry. Several American ministers serve on the faculty and teach via web conferencing.
TEACHERS, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CLAIM MANY STUDENTS TO FIND ONE GOOD SEEKING SOUL WHO WILL PRODUCE A HARVEST 100 TIMES WHAT WAS SOWN.