Zimbabwe CropNelson (left) is the oldest in his family in Zimbabwe. His parents work as farmers and when he’s not working on his studies for college, he sells vegetables or milk to help support his family. His community is rural; it’s difficult to access due to poor roads and many use ox-drawn carts as a mode of transportation.

Nelson was raised in a Christian home. “We are a close-knit Christian family,” Nelson says. “My parents have mentored me to be the headstrong young man I am today.”

He was introduced to Bible League’s Project Philip Bible studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his family studied God’s Word together. “Though I was raised in a Christian family, my knowledge and understanding of the Word of God were limited. I was even afraid to share the Word of God,” he says. “After several Bible study lessons, I gained confidence and can now witness the Word of God to everyone, from adults to Sunday school kids.”

After he finished the Bible study, Nelson received his very first Bible.

In addition to his newfound confidence, Nelson has noticed a change in his behaviors. “The study has helped me tell the difference between right and wrong, and most importantly, how I need the wisdom of God to do what pleases Him,” he says. “I have learned the importance of forgiving and asking for forgiveness. As a result, my faith in God has immensely increased.”

He continues, “My life has changed, and now I have a better understanding of the Word of God. My college performance has significantly improved since I stopped caving to peer pressure and chose to attend Bible study lessons while my peers were drinking and partying.”

Nelson is grateful for Bible League supporters who have provided resources that changed his life and ignited a passion for evangelism.

“I hope to be a powerful man of God who will use His Word to save all the lost souls that are in my age group,” he says. “My dream is to testify the goodness that the Lord has shown me. I hope that my testimony will also enable many other youths to turn away from the things of the world and give their lives to Christ to make a positive impact in society.”