Seminary Professor Shares Her Faith with Students

Fusi Laukau expected good results, but not like this.

The 47-year-old staff member with Cru in Tonga had presented the Four Spiritual Laws booklet, which explains how to have a relationship with God, to a classroom of students last fall. Half of them indicated first-time decisions to receive Christ.

These were seminary students at Sia'atoutai Theological College.

In the small South Pacific island nation of Tonga, more than 95 percent of the population claim to be Christians. But that doesn't mean they have a relationship with Christ, says Fusi.

"The people in Tonga think Christianity is about working very hard to attain goodness," she says.

Fusi, who doesn't have a seminary degree, has used her Cru training to teach an evangelism class to all incoming students for the past eight years. The only other Tongan staff member, Losena Fatai, is also a guest professor and teaches another Cru basic: discipleship.

This past year, the seminary cut all visiting professors but Fusi and Losena. Evaluations showed their classes are a student favorite.