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 …]

13th-Sabbath Offering Box
Robbie Noordzy

NorthAsia-Pacific

“The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from Christ, who told us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” Mark 16:15, NIV. Sharing God’s love around the world is like a vehicle. It needs fuel to propel it. Our mission offerings are the fuel that propels … [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: Divine Encounter
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ChinaTang Yue Taking her six-year-old son by the hand, Tang Yue didn’t expect anything unusual as she walked from her home to the nearby market. Little did she know that she was about to experience a divine encounter. Tang Yue believed in God, and on Sundays she met together with other Christian believers, but at … [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 …]

Inside Story: Brayden’s Testimony
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Paul Brown and his family are a true blessing to me. A few years ago when they moved in, my step-grandfather asked Paul if I could mow his yard. Paul agreed, and soon a connection grew between me and his family, and I found out what nice people they are. His kids, Payton and Stormy, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: “Your Parents Should Be Very Proud of You”
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My dog’s been shot! Brayden* blurted out in tears to his friend Payton. Would you speak at his funeral? Twelve-year-old Payton had never conducted a funeral, but wanting to help his friend, he agreed to do what he could. I planned the whole thing out, he said. The dog is buried in my yard–Brayden and … [Click to read more …]