Moses Born Again in Malawi
We are blessed to have a WEI Internet teacher who is one of the most passionate and zealous sisters we have had the honor and privilege of knowing and being associated with. Her story is inspiring and her love for the lost is unequaled. Many of her students have turned from Islam and become members of God’s kingdom. They were living in total darkness, but because of her love and diligence, they now are co-heirs with us in God’s glorious kingdom. Her name is Katheryn Haddad. This is her WEI story in her own words. I think you will find it most inspiring.
In December 2010 I became a WEI teacher because I learned WEI reaches those who never saw a Bible, could care less about the Bible but would tolerate the Bible to learn English. I planned to teach Buddhists and Hindus but ended up teaching Muslims. When 9/11 came and a few Muslims signed up, I saw other teachers were not taking them out of fear. I grew up with Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, so began taking them. At that time, we had maybe five Muslims sign up a week. We began a special ad campaign in the Middle East with all students funneled to me. By the time we reached 25 a day, we started sending them to all teachers and it has grown from there.
I have taught around 7400 students because I “report to work” half a day every day. I have canned replies so I can go through four students an hour without rushing. I take new students every day because most correspondence students do not continue (it was the same in surface-mail days too). I do not spend time running after them; they will come back when they are ready. I have had students return after seven years. I make a list of all students who turn in lessons to me one day and grade them the next. I stay up to midnight if I have to if I got busy that day doing other things. I know the next day will have its own list of students.
I periodically say to promising students, “You are beginning to think and write like a Christian. Why don’t you be baptized and become a Christian all the way?” Or I might say, “You are right about baptism. Did you mean it? I can tell you how to be baptized.” I have had 22 students decide to become Christians. Out of 7400 students? That’s .03 percent, exactly the same ratio that were baptized on Pentecost in a city of one million during feast times.
Once baptized, I encourage them to secretly put-up signs around town to get more to sign up with WEI. I had one student in the Middle East who told over 100 people in person at risk to his life to sign up for WEI. He says, “I will not stop until they kill me.” I taught those who responded, and he baptized them. Today, there is a secret congregation of the Church of Christ in that country where people are imprisoned and executed for being Christians.
Our missionary sister Katheryn is also a prolific writer. Many of her books were inspired by her WEI teaching experiences and insight. You are welcome to visit her website for a list of all her books. Her website address is: