Andru didn’t take the blessing of having his very own copy of God’s Word for granted. He read Scripture every morning and during his free time throughout the day. As Andru absorbed the New Testament, words of truth and hope restructured the landscape of his mind, replacing pride and selfishness with a motivation to follow God’s commandments. Soon, his life changed dramatically.
The next time Andru traveled to the highways and approached the vegetable sellers, they were shocked. They didn’t hear any threats. They didn’t sense any manipulation coming from the man who had so often bullied them. Instead, he spoke to them respectfully and kindly and asked for a fair price. They soon learned Andru had stopped deceiving people to earn money at the expense of others.
Now, when Andru walks up to the vegetable sellers, they are so glad for his new, polite behavior that they give him low prices out of sheer joy. Andru’s surprising and welcome transformation has stirred many to ask him one question: How did he become a kind person?
“I was a sinner with [a] self-seeking [attitude],” he tells them. “I did not realize many people hated me because of what I used to do. But my life changed after hearing from God’s Word.”
Because God’s Word gave him a desire to know and follow God, Andru is a new creation in Christ. He now has positive relationships with people in his community, and he actively participates in Pastor Micha’s congregation. Andru encourages others to find the same transformation he’s experienced: “You, too, please taste God and see once in your life before you [have regrets] about your life.”
“I did not realize many people hated me because of what I used to do. But my life changed after hearing from God’s Word.”
A Perfect Gift
Millions of people are waiting to hear the life-changing truths that Andru found in God’s Word. This gift of Scripture is a gift many people don’t have. Wycliffe Bible Translators estimates 255 million people don’t have any Scripture translated in their own language —and there are many more people who speak languages with Scripture translations available but have never received a copy.