Learning about Jesus
The educational system in Niger is very different from that in the United States. Students have to pass exams to get from one level of education to the next. The exams are difficult, and it often takes more than one try to pass them. Consequently, it is normal for young adults in their twenties to still be in the equivalent of an American high school.
Aaron*, a Sokoto Fulani in his mid-twenties, is in his last year of school. Already fluent in three languages, he is studying English in school. Just as is typical of American students who study foreign languages in high school, his ability to read and write English exceeds his ability to converse in it. When a missionary told Aaron that she’d be willing to help him with his English, he jumped at the offer.
Aaron is a devout follower of a major world religion, but has no objection to using an English curriculum that builds lessons on stories about Jesus. Pray that he will not only improve his English, but also be drawn to Jesus as he learns more about Him. (Representative photo)