About the Trip:
For two weeks I will be working with the World English Institute (WEI), a program that spreads the gospel by using both English grammar and Bible study courses to help students improve their English and learn more about God. Each day I will work with about 5-7 students for one hour each. I will grade their homework, help them read through the Bible story/study, and answer any questions. When I’m not with my students, I will be worshiping with the local church, site-seeing a little, and hopefully making new friends with the local members, teachers, and students.
(This information was taken from WEI’s website. To learn more, go here)
World English Institute is God’s evangelistic tool that is available to every church and individual Christian in the world. Its mission is the mission of Christ. He came “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). It is the mission that Jesus gave the apostles when he said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
WEI is the CHURCH going on missionary journeys, as Paul did, and teaching the Word of God through Bible correspondence courses, the Internet, and short-term mission campaigns. Our goal is to reach and teach 1,000,000 people in every nation by the end of year 2,010.
WEI is designed to attract students who are studying English as a second language and to teach them by using the Bible as an English textbook. While the students are learning English, they are also learning the Scriptures. Some seed falls in good and honest hearts and brings forth fruit (Luke 8:15). God gives the increase (I Corinthians 3:7).
Many students enroll in WEI in order to learn English. But as they study the Word, their interest gradually shifts from English to the Bible. Just before he was baptized in the Adriatic Sea in 1992, Daut Bezati said, “When you first came to Albania, we thought English was more important than the Bible. But little by little, the Bible caught up. Now we know that the Bible is more important than English.”
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English has become THE language of the late twentieth-first century Three-fourths of the world’s high school students are studying English today. Prior to World War II, only 200 million people spoke English. Now, billions of people speak English, and the number is growing rapidly. More people are studying English in China today than in the United States.
English is the language of commerce. Business people who engage in international trade study English in order to compete on the world market. English is the language of communication. Airline pilots communicate with control towers in English throughout the free world. Ship to shore messages are sent in English. English is the language of politics. It has replaced French as the preferred language at international political meetings. English is the language of science and technology. Brain surgeons, computer programmers, microbiologists, and rocket engineers must read English in order to keep up with developments in their fields. Approximately 95% of the world’s technical papers are written in English.
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