Inside Story: The Second-Hand Church

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Pamela Obero sat beside her mud house in Kenya and listened to the preacher’s sermon over the loudspeaker. She was curious about the Seventh-day Adventist meetings being held on a nearby vacant lot, though she belonged to another church. The messages touched Pamela’s heart, and at times she felt that the speaker talked directly to … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Bible for Sharoon

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Eight-year-old Sharoon [shah-ROON] leaned forward in his seat as his Sabbath School teacher told a Bible story. She asked a question, and Sharoon’s hand shot into the air. The teacher called on him, and Sharoon answered her question. Sharoon loves Sabbath School, especially the Bible stories his teacher tells. The church Sharoon attends meets in … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: God and the Devil Worshipper

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Benjamin Sam was a Global Mission pioneer in a primitive highlands region on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. While visiting the ailing village chief, he faced down soldiers with guns pointed at his head and prayed for healing for the chief. God helped him raise up a small congregation in the highland … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Finding Hope, Finding Jesus

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Amir Ghali, director of the Al-Waad Media Center in the Middle East, is delighted to share the following email that he received from someone who came to love Jesus by listening to the Hope Channel. “Through its amazing programs, Hope Channel North Africa/Middle East [NAME] has played a major role in comforting me during my … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Embracing the World’s Cities, 2

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As we look at the mission field, we must look through the compassionate eyes of Jesus. We’re not looking at a target group or mere statistics; we’e looking at real people. They may have given up on church and religion, but they’e open to those who follow Christ and show the love and sympathy of … [Click to read more …]