Loise from Kenya took ten months to do our Life of Jesus Course. When she started the course, she was in a period of feeling desperate due to the problems she had in her finances and relationships. But because of the tenacious contact of her mentor, Betty, she got to know Jesus in a new way.
Loise: ‘I found joy the more that I interacted with my mentor, who answered my questions as if she was here with me. She also asked me questions that motivated me to get more into the Word. I found a friend in her. In the beginning, the most difficult thing for me was to open up to a total stranger. But after a while, the most beautiful thing to me was that after each lesson I felt motivated and renewed.’
‘There was a time that I almost consulted a traditional doctor. I felt it was wrong to seek help from those traditional doctors, but it felt like an easy way to get rid of my problems. I talked to my mentor and she prayed with me. Still, I was tempted to go, and that did happen once, but I felt guilty and prayed to be forgiven. I promised God not to leave, even if He didn’t help me, but He did help me! I am now free from the near-depression state that I was in, and fully convinced that I should never try for help anywhere else, except from Jesus.’
Calmly carrying on
Her mentor, Betty: ‘The contact with Loise really confirmed for me that it is good to calmly carry on with a student. Ten months is actually quite a long period to do this course, but I am glad that I kept in contact with her. That was because she had gone to see a traditional doctor, since a relative had advised it. I was concerned about that and prayed that she would not fall under the control of the traditional doctor. I shared with her that forgiveness is always available when we confess our sins.’
Loise: ‘I want to do more in the Kingdom of God: teach others His Word, especially children. My deepest wish is that those seeking the meaning of life will discover which God we serve. He is never limited in what He can do for us – nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37) This course is a great ministry in God’s Kingdom. May our good God keep all of you shining for His glory. I have also recommended the course to a friend, hopefully she will start soon.’
‘Have I experienced change? Yes, although I don’t think people noticed the change because I’ve always been in church and the difficulties happened to me silently. I found the Bible more interesting and have been reading it regularly. My faith was shaken, but my mentor brought me back in a loving way. Forever grateful!’
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