Their monthly gathering has transformed into a weekly worship and breakfast for the homeless. “We call it the Church Without Walls.”
My father grew up in a Seventh-day Adventist home in Puerto Rico, but he left the church when someone criticized his fiancée for wearing blue jeans to church.
Leticia's relatives dismissed the Adventist Church as a cult and told her, “If you ever decide to be baptized, forget that you have a family here.”
“Who is first in your life?” Louise asked James. “God,” he replied. “Good, then we can talk,” she said.
Mercedes longed to grow closer to God but felt empty even after attending three church services every Sunday.
When Olga asked her husband to go with her to the Seventh-day Adventist church, he replied, “Any church except that one!”
Sadie worried what her husband, Marcus, would say when he found out that she wanted to be baptized.
My wife was baptized after attending an evangelistic series, but I refused to get baptized. Twice.
Laura made a deal with God: “If You let me study at an Adventist university, I will become a high school Bible teacher.”
“I still think you’re an angel! Thank you for the awesome books.”
Mavis wanted to be baptized but Saturday was her busiest day at work.
My adopted parents died when I was 17, and I began looking for my biological parents.
Junior and Stephanie Roberts faced trouble when they stopped catering on Sabbath.
Elisa decided to stop telling Lomon’s family about his misbehavior and to pray instead.
My husband and I saw that we were being taught the truth from the Bible, and we were baptized in 1983. We were the first Adventists on Ebeye.
Kamlitha prayed constantly, asking God if she was attending the right church and, if not, to reveal the true church.
Inspired by reading mission stories, I resolved at the age of 17 to leave my home in the Mexican state of Chiapas one day and become a missionary.
“It’s like Jesus said, ‘And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself,’” Daniel said. “I lift Jesus up, so the children will be drawn to Him.”
As a teacher, we have many little moments where we can show children the love of Jesus.
“You have studied our Adventist beliefs,” Kim said. “Tell me, what do you believe the spirit was? Was it actually your grandpa? Who sent the spirit?”
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