Friday: Inside Story – The Unexpected Answer

African Women Grinding Corn

A small group of Adventists in Malawi planned to hold evangelistic meetings. On the first night of the meetings we were disappointed when only a few people came. We prayed, but attendance hovered around 30. Some suggested that we cancel the meetings, but the speaker refused. If we pray earnestly, he said, God will make … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – A Crisis (Within and Without)

Imprisioned People Fellowshipping

A Most Satisfying Career – Part 2 Some Christian lay workers visited the prison each week to teach prisoners about God. One of the prisoners invited Harry to join them. He went, but his mind focused on a way to escape from prison. A lay worker gave him a book called The Great Controversy. Harry … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – A Most Satisfying Career (Part 1)

Their Stealing From Church

Harry and Alex* worked as security guards in Malawi. They often talked to break up the boredom. One night Alex said, I have an idea how we could earn some extra money. What’s that? Harry asked, interested. We could use our rifles in a little side business, Alex said, lifting his gun. Rich people have … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Providential Bus Encounter

People Talking About Christianity

Kusumawathie Perera One morning I was riding a bus to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. I saw Francis, a long-time family friend, sitting nearby. I hadn’t seen him in a long time, and was surprised to learn that he had become a Seventh-day Adventist. I, too had become a Christian two years earlier. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – The Stolen Sermons – Part 2

Man Preparing and Giving Lecture

Gamini Mendis I remained in the hospital for two weeks in great pain, but slowly began to recover. Many pastors came to visit me. Some said that God struck me down because I had visited the Adventist church. The Adventist pastor visited me several times and brought me a book titled The Great Controversy. I … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – The Stolen Sermons – Part I

symbolism fang coiled

-Gamini Mendis- I wanted to call a meeting of all the clergy in my town in Sri Lanka. I thought we needed to pray and fellowship together. I reviewed the list to be sure I hadn’t forgotten any pastor. I knew that some of the clergy wouldn’t be happy that I was inviting the Adventist … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Despair to Hope: Part 2

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

women with child

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

stan myers cleaning brush

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

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 …]