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Dorcas Shares Her Faith

March 22, 2014

On her way to church one Sabbath Dorcas saw two girls quarreling. I wish they would stop fighting, Dorcas thought. Dorcas looked around, but nobody else was nearby. So she walked toward the girls and said, “Please don’t fight!”

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God Has the Best in Store


March 20, 2014

It was our first time in Thailand, and we felt a bit of culture shock. Everything around us was so strange and different. I remembered a quote that I had seen in a brochure about volunteering. It went something like, “When we go somewhere as a volunteer, we want to change people and help them. But we should remember that we ourselves will never be the same.”

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Too Many Jonathans

March 15, 2014

Jonathan Boeyah walked through the main gate of the Adventist Seminary of West Africa. He hardly noticed the colorful flowers blooming brightly from recent rains. Tired and dusty, he made his way to the administrative offices and asked for the registrar.

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Joshua's Tests

March 15, 2014

When Joshua’s school began holding classes on Sabbath, Joshua’s father explained the Bible Sabbath to the head teacher and asked permission for Joshua to miss classes on Sabbath.

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The Labors of Mrs. Langhu


March 12, 2014

The people of northeast India had given me more with their simple kindnesses than I could ever have given them as a volunteer schoolteacher.

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What Does it Take?

March 11, 2014

Being willing and adjusting – are the two most desirable qualities in a volunteer. Those who develop these qualities make wonderful, successful volunteers. I am often asked what it takes to serve as a volunteer and this is my typical answer – be willing and flexible.

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Dangerous Friendship

March 8, 2014

I grew up in a religious family in western Nigeria. When I was 16, my aunt asked my parents to allow me to live with her. She promised to pay my school fees and see that I continued my education.

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Jean Paul's Joy

March 8, 2014

Jean Paul was sad and lonely. He wanted to make friends, but other children avoided him or acted as if they didn’t see him. Recess time was the hardest for Jean Paul. The children often played soccer, his favorite game. But he wasn’t invited to play.

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Christianity Brings Sanity

March 5, 2014

When a Muslim converts to Christianity, the family totally rejects that person; in fact, the person is usually declared to be dead. Therefore, any one who kills the person who has converted to Christianity is acclaimed by other Muslims.

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The Curse That Saved a Family

March 1, 2014

Pain shot through Maxwell’s knee, and he fell to the ground in agony. His soccer teammates helped him off the field and to the campus nurse. When the pain persisted for more than a few days, the nurse urged Maxwell to see a doctor.

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