I didn’t grow up in a Christian home and I was a practicing Muslim for 20 years. I was hostile to the gospel; I denied Jesus Christ as God’s Son, and Him being the only absolute way to having your sins forgiven. I was opposed to the prophet Isa (Jesus) being crucified to save sinners. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved me, even when I was dead in my trespasses, made me alive together with Christ (Eph. 2:4-5). I was saved in November 15, 2006. And I give Him all the glory!
For the first couple of years of being a Christian, I was afraid to read the Bible because I didn’t know how to approach it. I was fearful I might interpret it wrong. I tried a couple of Bible reading plans, but I felt I couldn’t grasp and memorize the Bible. I often relied on other Christians to tell me what the Bible said. It was frustrating, until I was doing research on how to study the Bible, and I came across the words “inductive study.” I then found Precept Ministries International’s website. I was on the site for hours learning as much as I could! The next day I bought Kay Arthur’s book, The New How to Study Your Bible. A week after that, I bought and started The New Inductive Study Series, which I absolutely love and enjoy so much!
The Inductive Study Method has changed how I read God’s Word! My presuppositions have changed after studying each book thoroughly. There is an excitement when I approach the Word of God. I now look forward to studying the Bible because of the Inductive Study Method. Of course, God gets all the glory for this, and I would like to offer up thanksgiving to God for Kay Arthur and the whole Precept Ministries team. The English language is insufficient in expressing the joy I have. Precept Ministries has profoundly helped me in my walk with the Lord Jesus. It is in studying the Bible, and applying God’s Word to all areas in my life that has made the difference. That was exactly what I was missing when I inadequately read the Bible (before Precept Ministries). I rejoice now and I want you all to rejoice with me!
Again, I praise our sovereign God for using Precept Ministries in my life and how it has had a tremendous impact in my life, my wife’s life, and my son’s life, (who is now just starting to study Wrong Way, Jonah).
Praise God! Let us rejoice together. God gets all the GLORY & HONOR!
—Fernando, Toronto, Canada
It is through your prayers and God's faithfulness that we are on the verge of expanding the work of Precept like never before in the history of the Ministry. God gave us the vision to reach 30,000 new Canadians with Inductive Bible study. And we can see that it is truly His vision.
Have we met our goal? Not yet. But we are well on our way, and I know God will continue to be faithful as we follow His leading. Thank you for hearing God's call and partnering with us in this incredible opportunity.
Blessed by your partnership,
Mark Sheldrake, National Director