God’s Love Story in the Bible

With the help of his rusty walker, Poncho made his way to the church classroom. He was the first one there every week. Even as the most senior elder serving in his church, Poncho knew he still had much to learn.
At 70 years old, Poncho was fulfilling his goal of reading through the Bible. He was one of nine students taking part in a Bible study led by Abe Lee, a  missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions in Mexico.

“Poncho loves the Bible,” said Abe, “Now he is deepened by God’s love story within it.”

After reading about God’s love to his people, Poncho wanted to reflect that love in his own life. The many hours each day Poncho had been spending in front of his television turned into time spent helping around the house and having meaningful discussions with his wife.

“Even at 70 years old, you have to work on your marriage,” Abe said.

The class also made Poncho examine his relationship with his son, who took part in the Bible study as well. Poncho realized he had made mistakes when raising him. But now Poncho took the opportunity to make things right—right in the middle of the class discussion.

“Poncho apologized in front of the whole class,” Abe said.

Praise God for the changes he has made in Poncho’s life. And pray that Poncho will continue to work toward improving his relationships and serving his church.

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Christian Reformed World Missions