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Alejandra is a mother of two college students. Last year, she noticed a sign that LHM—Argentina set up advertising one of their booklets. She was interested in reading it, so she reached out to request one. The LHM—Argentina staff set up another advertisement for a new booklet, and Alejandra reached out again. Not only was she interested in the topic on the sign, but she asked about booklets on alcoholism and drug addiction and was interested in learning more about LHM—Argentina's ministry. Alejandra was connected with a pastor at a local church who continues to share the Word of God with her.

Manargul is 33 years old and was without work. Her husband works whatever jobs he can find to provide for the family. She met LHM—Mongolia staff when they were distributing audio Bibles and printed Christian materials in her area. Manargul started talking with the staff members, and they invited her to go to church and attend a women's listener meeting. She visited the church a few times but did not start attending services regularly. Every month, LHM—Mongolia staff members go to her house and pray with her. She was able to start a new job, and her outlook on life has become more positive. Manargul shared her audio Bible with her husband so they can learn about Jesus together.

Robert is 48 years old and works as a prison warden. After years of serving in a maximum-security prison, he became jaded by the constant violence and despair by which he was surrounded. He felt like something was missing in his life, but he didn't know what it was. He considered himself a Christian but was not actively practicing his faith. Robert grew up in a community where people loved drinking, and he eventually became addicted to alcohol. One day, he was introduced to the Bible Correspondence Courses offered by LHM—Kenya and began to examine his thoughts and open his mind to the possibility that there was more to life than he previously believed. Robert was renewed and strengthened in faith by the power of God's Spirit. He has a new outlook on life and now approaches his work with more passion and empathy. Robert eventually became a chaplain so he could use his experience as a warden to help others find meaning in their lives. "LHM—Kenya changed my life in such a profound way," he says. "They opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and gave me a sense of hope and purpose. My faith has changed the way I approach my work, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the inmates I serve."

Chancelle is a 25-year-old teacher who practices a non-Christian religion. She connected to LHM—Cameroon staff through their personal evangelism programs and enrolled in the ministry center's Bible Correspondence Courses. After going through the lessons, Chancelle shared with LHM staff that this was the first time she had touched a book about Jesus being her Lord and Savior. She said, "Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I wish to continue to know more about Jesus."

Sharing the Gospel with youth has long been a major strength of LHM's ministry center in Uruguay. One of its many youth activities, a popular after-school program, resumed in May 2022, following a hiatus due to the pandemic.

Each Monday evening from May through December, up to 14 children visited the ministry center to complete homework while working one-on-one with a high school student volunteer from San Pablo School. The weekly interactions also allowed the volunteers to work through some of the children's doubts and difficulties while using support materials put together by LHM—Uruguay staff from Christian books for kids to practice grammar, math, and reading exercises.

Prior to the start of the classes last spring, the volunteers participated in a training workshop led by San Pablo's Christian education teacher. Despite attending the school, many of these volunteers are not Christian. The workshop taught them different study techniques for children, the importance of service to others through volunteering, and how to surrender with love while assisting the students in their studies.

At the end of each session, the school's Christian education teacher shared a small reflection using the book, A Garden of Bible Stories, which focuses on Christian values and the example of Jesus Christ. Many program participants had never heard about Jesus and this program allowed staff to regularly share the Good News with them.

"We love offering these weekly activities, trusting that the Lord is the One who guides us to provide this service of love to both the participants and volunteers and bring them closer to His Word," says the director of LHM—Uruguay.

Aitana and her mother have participated in several LHM—Uruguay activities over the past few years. While Aitana's mother stopped going to church many years ago, she recognizes that her daughter's participation in LHM's activities is the only space where she hears about the love of God and learns about Jesus Christ.

Aitana is grateful for the weekly interactions through this program. "I thank you for those days that I came with homework or some activity so that someone could help me," she says. "I appreciate you very much for the wonderful time I have spent with you and the friends I have made."

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