Inside Story: Jonathan’s Wish

Jonathan is a quiet boy with a shy smile. He lives in a small village in southern Mexico. One day his neighbor, Tia Maria, invited Jonathan to go to Sabbath School with her. Jonathan had never been to church before. His mother said he could go, so he agreed. On Sabbath Jonathan and Tia Maria … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Persecuted and Victorious

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“Hang the heretics!” the angry mob shouted, shoving my neighbor and me toward a makeshift gallows. Rough hands slipped a noose over my head and shouted, “Now will you repent?” “No!” I said, and the noose drew tighter around my neck. Months earlier I noticed a man reading a Bible on a bus. He saw … [Click to read more …]