At the end of our online Bible courses, we always ask our students what they have learned, how the contact with their mentor was, and if they have gained a new perspective on something.
Evelien Simon took up a task that just needed to get done: 'liking' reactions to posts on our Facebook page. That task has turned into a passion: the enthusiastic lady from Harderwijk in the Netherlands makes her own designs to post and leads a whole team of volunteers.
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. But because of the tenacious contact of her mentor, Betty, she got to know Jesus in a new way.
Albert den Oudsten lives in Peru and is also online evangelist: he coaches Bible students and reaches people through the Spanish-language Facebook page. "You can do this work when it suits you."
Nine years ago, Alfa Wijnveen came from Portugal to the Netherlands. She only knew a little Dutch and was looking for something to do. Last year, she started working for GlobalRize and is now our Portuguese language team leader. 'Every day I get to make a little world tour.'
Nuredin*(23) from Uzbekistan couldn’t find work in his own country, so he went to Moscow, about 1800 miles away. Even though he did find work there, his life was far from easy. But then he came across an online course.
She was totally dejected when she discovered that the man she loved had abandoned her, was already married, and had children. Heydi from Guatemala wanted to turn the clock back and felt overwhelmed, realizing that she had been living in adultery.
How did they ever think of it? Cutting the Bible Basics Course into 40 parts and sharing one each day during Lent in a WhatsApp group. The daily message was a 'ray of light from heaven' in Rwanda.
Mary from Papua New Guinea came to us by way of the chat. ‘I had a dream where I saw myself going back to the church where I used to go. But may I come back to God…?’
Janet Kendi from Kenya struggled with a sin in her life that she could not get rid of. The contact with her mentor, Elsa from the Netherlands, made a change for the better. "Her words [...]