Friday: Inside Story – Now Is the Time
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Debrah, a Seventh-day Adventist, missed her church fellowship after she married and unbeliever and moved with her husband to an area where there was no church. After some years, a group of Adventist laymen calling themselves the Now Is The Time team decided to hold meetings in this area. The first night of the meetings, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – All Things Work Together for Good
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The Ethiopian Is Baptized

Like many young people in Africa, Siyoka had migrated from his home village to a larger town in search of a job. He lived with relatives and sent every penny he could back to his widowed mother and two younger brothers. It was the music that first attracted him to meetings held by Pastor Mbena, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Cry of the Kalahari: Part 2
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Deer at Edge of Woods

The desert sun streamed down mercilessly as the little man crept forward with his bow. From his thin, wrinkled appearance one might suppose he was in his seventies, but his body was accustomed to the scarcity of food and water, and his reflexes were lightning fast. Steeped in the accumulated wisdom of his ancestors, he … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Cry of the Kalahari ~ Part 1
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Heat waves danced above the burning sands. A tiny, black Bushman strode purposefully eastward across the vast Kalahari Desert, glancing frequently at a small gray cloud in the sky ahead. Sekoba was obeying instructions given to him in a dream. An angel had directed him to look for a man named William, who would teach … [Click to read more …]

Friday: God’s Saving Hand – Part 2
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The Chair

Treating the wounds was nearly as painful as the burns themselves. Every day nurses removed the bandages and soaked the burns in salt water. Then they gently scraped the burns to remove the dead skin. This would help prevent infection. The nurses taught Mrs. Banda how to wash the wounds and apply the medicine. She … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – God’s Saving Hand: Part 1
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Fire Fist

Wesley Banda pastored several villages in Malawi. The family lived in a two-room house. Because the area had no electricity, Mrs. Banda prepared the family meals outside over an open fire. One evening after dinner Mrs. Banda returned to her fire to prepare the morning meal of sadza (a thick porridge of cornmeal). Her husband … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Enlarge My Vision – Part 2
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A Man Praying

After completing high school, I worked as a literature evangelist for three years. One day I visited a hospital, and there I saw someone who looked familiar. I barely recognized him, but it was one of my former drinking buddies, my childhood friend. He was dying of TB and AIDS. I stared at him in … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Nothing But Faith – Part 2
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Man Climbing Pile of Money to Graduation Cap

The next morning John went to a campus prayer service. Sister Jeremiah was leading out, and she asked for volunteers to pray for all the students. John prayed for the students who had needs, and silently he prayed for his own need. A couple hours later he met a friend on campus. How are you? … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Nothing But Faith, Part 1
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School in Africa

John grew up knowing that God was calling him to become a minister. When he tried to ignore or avoid the call, he found that he could not. In Zimbabwe, work for students is nearly impossible to find, so John had to rely on his mother to pay his school fees when he enrolled at … [Click to read more …]