To many, Graciela's life as a wife and grandmother in Buenos Aires, Argentina, might seem ordinary. But God is using her as a Philip (a Project Philip Bible study leader) to make a difference in her community
During Graciela's Project Philip training the leaders challenged each person to search for someone to share the Gospel with. One day while leaving church with her family, she met Ana, a lovely 93- year-old woman in a wheelchair, and her nurse. "After that, I began visiting them every Wednesday to study God's Word," Graciela says.
"Ana loved listening to the promises of God for eternal life because they gave her hope."
Ana told Graciela (pictured below) that she had never heard about the life of Jesus where she grew up. But when she began studying God's Word, Ana gave her life fully to Christ at 93 years old and never looked back.
Graciela says with a smile, "Ana loved listening to the promises of God for eternal life because they gave her hope." Ana was so moved by what she was learning that she shared it with her children, grandchildren, and nearly anyone she encountered.
Even as her health worsened, Ana still seized every chance to tell people the Good News, whether it was the doctor who visited her home or the neighbors she saw on her strolls with the nurse. At 96, Ana went to be with her Lord, but Graciela sees Ana's legacy of faith.
Her nurse was far from the Lord, but today is on the path with Christ, thanks to Ana. She now attends church with her family. One of Ana's daughters also accepted Christ.
Graciela says tearfully, "Ana, a specific person I did Project Philip with,influenced many people for Christ. Age and sickness are nothing when there is a will to serve God. How can I not thank the Lord for the life of that woman?"