Friday: Inside Story – Despair to Hope: Part 2
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The Missionaries

Cambodia – by Chhenghorn Thean That night she sold five books for $5 each. She was convinced that God is the true God. But a month later her husband told her to stop selling books. Your work is bringing shame on me, he said. Cheng’s husband demanded that she stop believing in Jesus and stop … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Faithful Bride – Part 2
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When her pranks no longer worked, Shanti’s mother-in-law turned to her other daughter-in-law for help in breaking the spirit of Shanti and Bhudroy. This daughter-in-law was selfish and often bickered and fought. She made life bitter for everyone. A year after Bhudroy became an Adventist Christian, his elder brother died. Then Shanti because seriously ill … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Faithful Bride – Part 1
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Shanti was raised in a Christian home in Bangladesh. When she was still quite young her father died. Her mother struggled to feed her family. When Shanti was 13 years old, her mother gave her to a Hindu man in marriage. According to custom, when Shanti went to live in her husband’s family, she was … [Click to read more …]

Friday – Inside Story: A Gift From the River – Part 2
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People at Prayer – Hindu

Bangladesh ~ By Doneshor Tripura Doneshor felt a fervent desire to know the truth. He decided to mark with a red pencil everything he found in the Bible and in the Gita that was good and helpful. Soon he realized that he was marking nearly everything in the Bible. Doneshor decided that one day he … [Click to read more …]

Friday – Inside Story: A Gift From the River – Part 1
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People at Prayer – Hindu

Bangladesh ~ By Doneshor Tripura Doneshor was glad to be home, watching his father’s water buffalo. He had been away at school and had just completed his high school graduation exams. The day grew hotter, and Doneshor decided to go for a swim in the nearby river while the buffalo grazed nearby. He waded into … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Twice Victorious: Part 2
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The Villanueva teens joined the Pathfinder Club. The club scheduled an outing to Mount Kitanglad, hoping to earn their mountain-climbing honor. James Villanueva, 16, eagerly started the six-hour trek up the mountain with his sisters and 12 other Pathfinders. Soon he found himself ahead of the rest and decided to wait. He stepped onto a … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Twice Victorious – Part 1
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Broken Sculpture

The Philippines – by Nathalie Villanueva The Villanueva family were devoted to one another and their church. Napoleon, the father, often worked far from home. After a while, a pattern of late-night socializing with co-workers began. He began spending more of his paycheck and sending less money home. Lolita, his wife, grew concerned by the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Gun Would Not Fire (Part 2)
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THE PHILIPPINES – Max de los Reyes Lem was a soldier, and his assignments often took him away from home. When he was home he spent much time and money drinking with his friends. One day Lem’s buddies began teasing him about his wife’s interest in religion. What’s the matter, Lem? one man challenged.Couldn’t you … [Click to read more …]