Bible Study brought love to Manuel’s heart for the first time in his life during his teenage years. Manuel’s early life in Nicaragua was a nightmare. His parents were murdered when he was an infant. He was sent to live with a poor, violent family. His foster father abused this young man who yearned only for love and acceptance. The violence and rejection that he endured hardened his heart for many years. Finally, Bible Study and opening his heart to Jesus Christ taught Manuel the power of love.
"Christ has made all the difference in my life."
Although Manuel first heard of Jesus Christ when he was eight years old, his heart wasn't drawn to Him until he was a teenager. "I ran away from anything promising love," continues Manuel. "But when I began reading about Jesus and seeing that Christians really did care for me, I accepted God as my Father! Now, I spend time at the altar with a thankful heart, and continue learning to live as a Christian through the Bible teachings I attend. I am learning to forgive no matter what harm others have caused me. Christ has made all the difference in my life."
Manuel is connected with a local church that partners with Bible League International. We provide his church with Bibles, Bible study materials, and training in evangelism and discipleship. They participate in the Great Commission and use Bible League International materials and support to engage people like Manuel in Bible Study and lead them to the Lord.