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From Pigs to Pioneer

Tanzania

May 10, 2014

In the church where I grew up, we often celebrated holidays by killing several pigs and eating them. We danced around the pigs’ heads, and our pastor made alcohol and drank it. When I became an adult, I also made alcohol and sold it.

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The Seed Planters

May 10, 2014

“Sometimes when a holiday falls during the week, the school makes it up by holding classes on Saturday,” Alan says. “We are new in the school, so our teachers don’t know yet that we’re Adventists. They don’t know what Adventists believe.

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Christ's Method in Manhattan

May 5, 2014

Life Hope Centers purpose is to connect with and meet the needs of people in urban communities. They offer a wholistic approach to physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development and often accomplish this through free seminars, resources, and services.

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Finding Truth

Tanzania

May 3, 2014

I looked at nature and realized that there was a power in nature, something supernatural. There must be a god, but I didn’t know which god was truly God—or if any of them were truly God.

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From One to Many

May 3, 2014

The men who had beaten me disappeared, but I lay as they had left me, too weak and wounded to rise. I let out another groan. The landscape swam around me; pain gripped me.

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Dear Sabbath School Leader

May 1, 2014

This quarter features the Euro-Asia Division (ESD), which spans the distance from the polar regions of the Arctic Circle to the predominantly Muslim regions in the south. It includes the countries of Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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Becoming the Perfect Volunteer

Mexico

April 28, 2014

I came to realize that volunteers don’t always need to be evangelists or medical missionaries. Our job is to live a consecrated Christian life so that people can see our happiness and be led by our good example.

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Trading Guns for God

Kenya

April 26, 2014

Rajendra Ram was a poor farmer from a village in eastern India. He did not have a lot of education, money, or resources, but he cared about his family, his neighbors, and the people around him.

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A Missionary's Special Gift

April 26, 2014

Like most young girls in Nepal, Kabita and Gita enjoy playing games when they are not helping their parents. But when it is time to plant or harvest rice, the whole family works in the fields until the rice is safely dried and stored in their homes.

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Law and Testimony

Kenya

April 19, 2014

I was working as a receptionist in a law firm that was open six days a week. I asked to have Sabbaths off, but the manager refused, saying I must choose between work and God. “I’ll follow God,” I told him.

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