Inside Story – Japan Helio
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People at Prayer – Buddhist

Guided and Transformed My father, a Japanese immigrant to Brazil, was a Buddhist. My mother, who was of Japanese descent, was raised a Roman Catholic. Our home was an interesting mixture of Catholicism with Buddhism. When I was 14, my father died of tuberculosis. He longed to be healed, and perhaps that was why he … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story~ China Pastor Wang Weo3
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Building a Wall

I’ve Been Waiting For A While Since the 1990s, we have been allowed some religious freedom and now have a few church buildings in China. One Adventist church is located near a large factory of an import/export business. The business owner is a friend of an Adventist church member, and the two women often talk … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The “Under-the-Ground” Bible
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Bible Flying Away

During the time of China’s cultural revolution, it was very dangerous to own a Bible. Someone we knew, however, was able to obtain one. Since it was such a rare and precious book, he wanted to share it with as many people as possible, so he carefully took the Bible apart and gave one or … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Witness of a House Church
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Zhang Wei was no ordinary citizen. He had served faithfully in the Chinese army, and as a well-respected individual, he served as mayor of his village. There came a time, however, when Zhang Wei decided to move to a large city to earn more money. Packing his few belongings, he went to one of the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Sabbath Shoes
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Becky needed a new pair of shoes. Going to her favorite shop near Newport Beach, California, she picked out a pair, but discovered her size wasn’t in stock. Dwight McKeever, the sales rep, assured her that her size could be ordered, and the shoes would be in by Wednesday afternoon. Becky returned on Wednesday, but … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Kindness Always Comes Back
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Miranda Starr, principal and teacher at Parkersburg Academy in West Virginia, wanted to do an experiment with her first and second grade students. In Bible class, we were studying about kindness, and how it is contagious, she says. We wanted to see if it really works. Then Miranda had an idea–why not go to Eagle … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: “Opening ‘a Lot More Doors'”
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In Bridgeport, West Virginia, the only Adventist church in Harrison county meets each Sabbath in the local Presbyterian church. Although they don’t yet have their own building, members of the Central Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church are certainly building relationships. In response to the Discover Bible School mailings, the Central Hills church has received more than … [Click to read more …]