And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. (Ex. 35:34)

Vera* had grown up in an abusive, Muslim home, but when she discovered hope through faith in Jesus, her life was changed. Although somewhat quiet and private, Vera loves God so much she just naturally shares about him with people. One such person was Nerisi,* and Nerisi decided that what Vera believed was true even though he also grew up in a Muslim home. Nerisi then wanted his sister Ronejda* to discover the truth of the Bible, so he encouraged her to go to an English camp where he knew the gospel would be shared. Although seemingly closed to spiritual truths on Monday, by the end of the week Ronejda had committed her life to Christ, to our surprise and delight.

Amazingly enough, the young people mentioned, now members of our church, came to know the Lord in a post-communist Muslim country. God’s power knows no boundaries whether in America or Albania. When God gave Bezalel and Oholiab “the ability to teach others” for the building up of his church, they were able and qualified to do the work, overcoming all hurdles they encountered even while living in a desert.

When we are faithful in the work, God gives us to do for the building up of his church, we can excitedly await the revealing of the gorgeous embroidery of God’s handiwork in people’s lives, whatever their backgrounds.

Share God’s truth with others in your daily life.

Caryl Aukerman—wife, missionary, and mother of three—has served with Global Partners in the country of Albania for over twelve years.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.

*(name changed)