Inside Story: Japan – Ruth’s Story
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The Bible Speaks to All People

More Precious Than Money Ruth was born in Ecuador, but moved to Japan with her Japanese- Ecuadorian husband in 2004. While still in Ecuador she visited many churches, but none satisfied the deep spiritual longing of her heart. Then one day she visited a Seventh-day Adventist church and found that the people were kind and … [Click to read more …]

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 …]

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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People

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 …]