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Letter from a Recent West African Convert

Dear Friends,

I would like to share a very special letter that I received this past Sunday. By brief word of explanation, this came from a young man around 28 years old who was recently converted out of Is1am. His entire family, with the exception of one brother, all remain Mus1ims at this time.

Because of the war and the education system here in Liberia, people can actually take several years to get through high school. Many are in their 20’s and 30’s before they can afford to complete and gain their high school diploma.

Because of the sensitivity of those who minister in predominatly Is1amic areas, we will refrain from using his name. This young man is growing every week in his understanding of the Scriptures and is…well, I’ll let you read his letter to me which I have transposed just as he wrote it.

Thanks for praying.

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Dear Borther Mark,

How are you doing: hope all is Well with you and your family.

You may not understand why I writting you this letter, but if you do not understand, remember me. (He is reminding me who he is again because this was passed to me through one of the other men I am training. This is one aspect of Liberian culture to deal with another through somebody you respect.)

I am using this opportunity to inform you about the hard work you have done for me. I was in darkness, but now am walking in light. Through you my life will improve because of the bible class.

I understand that you want to open bible school in Gbarnga.

I will be going back to school in Gbarnga to complet my high School and I want to be part of this bible school in Gbarnga, because one day I want to become a missionary in my country Sierra Leone.

God bless you.

Signed,

About Mark Escalera

Name: Mark Escalera - (formerly The Jungle Missionary) Blog: DefendingContending.Com Ministry: I am a sinner saved by grace, and learning every day how much more I need the Lord directing my life. In a graceless world, my desire is to show to others the grace that has been extended to me. Have been married for almost 25 years and we have been blessed with five children with the oldest three serving in the US Air Force. My passion is seeking to minister the precious life-giving Word of God to those dead in trespasses and sins! Humbled that He would choose me as one of His children! Preferred translation: English Standard Version (ESV) Currently studying: Psalms Currently reading: The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

4 comments on “Letter from a Recent West African Convert

  1. Ah, the sweetness of the grace of God! Thank you for sharing this – the most important work done on behalf of sinful man, being made RIGHT with holy God! How great is our God – and how merciful for His chosen ones.

  2. A joy to hear! Thanks for sharing this.

  3. It’s so good to hear of what God is doing. Looking forward to hearing more.

    God bless.

  4. I am so thrilled to read your encouraging reports of people coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ. Woohooooo Praise the LORD!!!!! Isn’t HE so glorious and Magnificent~

    You are so rich JM and your wife to be given the privilege and honor of serving the Lord all to the glory of God our Father. You 2 do waaaay more than I’m doing and I’m quite ashamed.

    May the Lord’s looooooongsuffering continue to bring many many more to Christ as THIS is more important to me and I know you and other believers than anything in this world…

    Continuing to pray –thank you Jesus

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