“So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith” (Gal. 6:10). This is a familiar verse to many Christians. Sometimes we shy away from the phrase “do good to all people” and we do so for various reasons: fear of those in the world, selfishness, prejudice toward others, etc.… It is easy for us as Christians to place our emphasis on the phrase “especially to those who are of the household of the faith” because it is easier and many times less costly to help our brethren. It keeps us in our comfort zone. However brethren, when we make up our mind to “do good to all people” we will be opening up a host of opportunities for many souls to come and know Christ.
Ramadhan Enzi is a young man who serves as a great example of this. Ramadhan was born into a very poor family and was and raised as a Muslim in the Islamic religion. Five years ago, Elly Martin, one of our dear brothers and a fellow worker here at Andrew Connally School of Preaching, took Ramadhan in and treated him as one of his own children. In 2012 Ramadhan came to the annual Tanzanian Christian Camp, which, in turn, increased his desire to learn about the Bible. In 2013 Ramadhan released the shackles of Islam and put on Christ in baptism. He continued growing in the faith and serving the Lord at his local congregation. Last month, Ramadhan attended the annual Future Preacher Training Camp and was awarded as one of the best students of the year! Ramadhan has proven himself to be a leader, a preacher, and a well-disciplined young man. Remember however that Ramadhan’s amazing transformation began when one family decided to “do good to all people.”
As I close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the brethren who always make things possible for us to have all that we need. The Andrew Connally School of Preaching has been ministering to countless young and old men who are now in the field harvesting the crops that are ready. As we all know, the laborers are few so please continue to support us so that we may produce as many servants as we can through God’s help.
Thank you for all that you do in His vineyard.
Your servant in Christ,
Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute International extension school