Because of this, Esther got married early. “I have two boys and six girls. I lost my husband a few months ago,” she says solemnly. Esther’s husband became a Christian not long before he died, and she thought nothing of it when his former pastor invited her to his home.
“When I got there, I saw some of the church members, and he invited me to join them. It was a Project Philip Bible study.” After the lesson was over, they could ask questions, and Esther wanted to know more about forgiveness. “I hardly forgave anybody who wronged me,” she says. “I was very quarrelsome, easily offended, and I did not associate with others.”
The Philip (a Project Philip Bible study leader) explained that everyone sins, but God forgives when we repent.
Sharing the Gospel
“After I accepted Christ and continued my studies, I did not get as easily offended. I have been changed,” she beams. “When I was given a Bible, it felt like I was receiving God’s power into my home. With the knowledge I have acquired from Project Philip, I have been able to share the Gospel with my father, and he has also given his life to Christ!”