Experiencing Forgiveness

Esther is a farmer with eight children who lives in the northern part of Ghana, in Walewale. Her family comes from a long line of farmers, and she shares that her life has not always been easy.

“When the farm produce did not yield well, my parents could not get enough money to take care of me and my five siblings,” she says. “Sometimes having enough food to eat was a problem, and that was the main reason I did not even go to school.”

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 they invited me to join them in a Project Philip Bible study. After the lesson was over, we could ask questions, and I 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!”

 

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