The voice on the phone said, "Trudie, I want to learn to teach at your Good News Club!" Trudie van Niekerk, CEF worker in Namibia, had been praying and trusting God for two adult teachers for her after-school Good News Clubs. So she was excited when she received this phone call from a teacher at one of the schools. Later the teacher told Trudie why she wanted to learn to teach:
"I want to come to your club so I can learn more about God. I want to learn how to pray because I can only pray two sentences and the prayers we taught the children at school. I'm not going to church because I go to the farm on Sunday."
Trudie asked the teacher to help with discipline and she was willing. While Trudie was teaching, she could see that the teacher was really listening and enjoying all the activities like a child. When Trudie gave the invitation at the end of the Bible lesson, the teacher raised her hand! Adelheid, a volunteer GNC teacher, counseled her and afterward told Trudie about it:
"I didn't know how to counsel her. I just started praying and God told me, 'Do it just as you do it with a child.' I explained to her again what sin is and that we all have sinned. When I asked her if she had sinned, she started to cry and admitted she has sinned. I led her is a prayer and when she told God she was sorry for all the wrong things she does, she burst into tears. I invited her to attend church with me on Wednesday nights.
I didn't think I could come to club today but God made a way and now I know why - He wanted me to be here to lead this teacher to Him!"
Since that day the teacher has come to Good News Club every week and has gone to church with Adelheid every Wednesday and Sunday!
"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." (Luke 18:17)
National workers are essential to CEF strategy for reaching every child in every nation. Sponsor-A-National (SPAN) recipient Trudie van Niekerk is making a difference in Namibia.
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