June 4 2015
My name is Akhi, and I am a pastor’s wife. One day my husband and I attended an
engagement party of one of the Christian young men we knew. While at the party, we discovered that the
Christian man was marrying a Hindu girl.
We were very concerned, knowing what the Bible says about being
unequally yoked with a non-believer.
husband and I had no choice but to go this young man and explain that he
shouldn’t get married until his future wife became a Christian. I offered to meet with this young lady for
Bible study and asked her to invite any of her Hindu friends that she would
At first I shared with them the
story of Noah. This young woman was open
to the Gospel and responded immediately to Christ, acknowledging Him as her
Savior. We continued to meet on a weekly
basis, and as a result of meeting with this Hindu girl and her friends, twenty-two
family members became Christians! The
young couple ended up getting married and have established a beautiful
Christian home. But the blessings didn’t
stop there - another outcome was that the parents of the Hindu girl even got
married! Although they had lived
together for years and years, they had never felt the need to be officially married until they met the Savior.
May 21 2015
When we arrived at El Progreso Prison, we were met by the
warden and a member of the Honduran Judiciary. She welcomed us and was very
familiar with our local volunteers, Lilian and Annabella.
Lillian and Annabella were members of our classes for T&M
Levels One and Two. The inmates were gathering in the Chapel to worship with
us. We met with and had an opportunity to hear from the “Hijos de Paz.” These
four men were on fire for God. Along with Lilian and Annabella, the attendance
at the Bible studies was approaching 85 to 90 individuals and growing each
The service lasted for one-and-a-half hours as they expressed
their thanks to God for providing a way of learning and coming to know Him. They
related this to the lessons they had been studying; with many references to the
first study, the story of Noah. They drew comparisons to the world in the days
of Noah and how they were products of the present evil world. They spoke of the
ark as a symbol of Jesus, and that just as the ark had saved and preserved the
lives of Noah and his family, Jesus through His death on the cross had paid for
their sins and lifted them up and preserved their lives for eternity.
We could truly see that God is directing what is happening,
and that with the obedience the volunteers demonstrate, the program will
We also learned that great things are happening outside the
prison. The program has started in several neighborhoods and people are very interested
in continuing the lessons. We heard about one man identified in the
neighborhood mapping of Level One as a possible problem. The man had a drinking
problem and mistreated his wife and children.
One of the volunteers stopped and
spoke to the man one morning as he was sitting in front of his home. They
discussed the lessons from Noah and lessons from the T&M booklets “Good
News” and “Family Prayers.” He began to ask serious questions and after about
two weeks, he invited his wife and one of his teenage daughters to join them as
they discussed the material. The family noticed a change in the man, and soon
they invited another daughter, and then a neighborhood friend to join them.
This group which started almost reluctantly is now beginning to actively seek
the Lord and His answers to their spiritual questions.