WEI Celebrates 25th Anniversary
One score and five years ago, our Father brought forth to this continent a new method of attracting atheists, Buddhists, Communists, Hindus, Muslims, and Satanists to Christ.
For twenty-five years, God has used World English Institute and Bible Correspondence School to introduce Christ to hundreds of thousands of people in every nation on earth, to draw thousands of them into his kingdom, and to establish churches in Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Crete, Czech Republic, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nigeria, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Tanzania, and perhaps other nations. To God be the glory.
Twenty-five years ago, WEI was only a dream. Today, by the grace of God, it covers the earth.
Twenty-five years ago, Maudine and I were the only two people on the WEI staff, and WEI was sponsored by the Metro Church of Christ in Gresham, Oregon. Today, WEI functions under a board that consists of elders, former elders, missionaries, and former missionaries. The WEI staff now consists of Maudine and me, Debbie Henry, Administrative Assistant; Tom Langley, President; Justin Acuff, Technical Director and Webmaster of the WEI teaching web site; and Bob and Jan Towell, volunteer Directors of the WEI Internet ministry, plus several hundred volunteer teachers who teach postal and Internet students and go on short-term mission campaigns.
WEI operates on a shoestring budget, and we are not able to mount an all-out fundraising campaign to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. The entire WEI staff is busy doing the Lord’s work. As I write this newsletter, I am recovering from shoulder replacement surgery. Tom Langley is in Romania conducting short-term mission campaigns. Justin Acuff is getting ready to join Tom and teach in a short-term mission effort for three weeks. Bill Morgan, the WEI board member, is in Albania teaching in a preacher training school. Bob and Jan Towell are snowed-under with the Internet ministry.
Therefore, we are appealing to churches of Christ throughout the United States to take up a special contribution for WEI on a Sunday in August or September to keep this Gospel Chariot moving. There is almost no limit to the number of people who can be introduced to Christ through WEI if we all work together. We need $100,000 in order to expand and maintain our teaching website.
Our immediate goal is to teach 10,000 new students every month. To reach this goal, we need 800 more Internet teachers. The Lord needs you to help spread the good news about Christ to every man, woman, and child on earth.
Please partner with us in fulfilling the Great Commission. Send your checks to the WEI office in Gresham at the address below.
May God use us to accomplish his eternal purposes.