Inside Story: Angels on Main Street, Part I
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Ismael Serrano Medellín is a large city in the heart of Colombia. While the city has a reputation as the drug capital of the world, it is also known for its beauty, and its citizens are known for their hard work and love of learning. Colombia Adventist University (Corporacion Universitaria Adventista, UNAC) is located in … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Heidy’s Hope, Part 2
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Juan Caicedo Solis The demons in Mirella struggled against the family members who took her to the Adventist church. During the struggle Mirella fainted. When the family tried to carry her limp body through the church door, they could feel a powerful force pushing them away. Inside the church the congregation prayed while deacons tried … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Heidy’s Hope
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Juan Caicedo Solis When 13-year-old Heidy Moreno and her cousin, Mirella began questioning their mothers’ rules, Heidy’s mother decided to stop their rebelliousness before it got out of hand. She took Heidy to a spirit medium-a witch. The medium claimed that Heidy had a bad spirit. “I see a gold feather over your head,” the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: God’s Guiding Voice
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Jacques Cesaire As teens my friends and I enjoyed the pleasures of the world. We partied and drank, but I was not satisfied. I was searching for something meaningful, but didn’t know what it was or where to find it. Often when we were away from the crowd, our conversation drifted toward religious topics. Frequently … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Show Us Your Church
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Ivan and Raveta
Courtesy of GC Office of Adventist Mission

Ivan and Raveta grew up in the traditional church in Macedonia. After their marriage, Raveta continued attending church occasionally, though Ivan didn’t. When the Bible became available in the Macedonian language, Raveta bought a copy. But she didn’t read it; she put it on a shelf and forgot it. Years later Ivan, a lawyer, had … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Story Box
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Muka [moo-KAH] is the third wife of a Himba headman living in northern Namibia. While some Himba children have gone to school, few who remain in the settlements can read or write. They pass their history and culture to their children during story times around a fire in the evening. For more than 15 years … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Greatest Power
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Teresa
Courtesy GC Office of Adventist Mission

Teresa was well known in her community in western Bulgaria as a witch. She worked magic, casting spells and removing spells. She told people’s fortunes and predicted their future. People respected her for the power she had. Teresa’s little granddaughter, Sara, came to visit. How Teresa loved her! On Sabbath Sara asked her grandmother to … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Labor of Love
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Muthu
Courtesy of GC Office of Adventist Misson

Muthu is a Bible teacher in an Adventist high school in southeastern India. But his ministry extends beyond the classroom. He takes students and adults to villages to hold Branch Sabbath Schools. Most of the villagers know little about Jesus. The children come first, gathering under a tree to hear stories and sing songs. Then … [Click to read more …]