Inside Story: Light in the Jungle, part 2
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Juan had found Christ and discovered the Sabbath while reading the Bible in his jungle home in southeastern Ecuador.

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God led him on a quest to a city several days’ journey away, where he met Adventists and asked to be baptized. But when the pastor asked him to stay in the city, Juan refused.

“I must return home and tell my family and fellow villagers,” he said. The pastor gave him bus fare to return home.

“We […]

Inside Story: Light in the Jungle, part 1
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The teenager stepped off the bus and looked around. He had never been in a city before.

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But he had no time to gaze at the tall buildings and busy streets, for he was on a mission. But where should he go? He prayed, “God, direct me to the people who keep Your Sabbath.” Then he started walking.

He found himself in front of a theater and watched as people entered. He felt led to follow […]

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.

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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 her. So on Sabbath morning she took her five children to the meetings instead of to her own church. When the […]

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.

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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 a house that’s been remodeled to make a church. It’s not big, but it’s clean and bright.

Sharoon and his family live […]

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.

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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 village, and today a school and a small church stand as testimonies of God’s power to change hearts.

Benjamin transferred to […]

Inside Story: Finding Hope, Finding Jesus
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Amir Ghali, director of the Al-Waad Media Center in the Middle East,

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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 time of mourning. I especially mention the program entitled ‘Road to Salvation’. This particular program has introduced me to Jesus Christ, […]

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.

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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 their Master.

And if we’e going to minister to needs, we need to know what those needs are. We need to […]

The Sabbath In Light of The Cross
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“The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary. I present before you the great, grand monument of mercy and regeneration, salvation and redemption—the Son of God uplifted on the cross. This is to be the foundation of […]

Inside Story: A Heart Full of Thanks
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Ujjal is a young man, but a hole in his heart had left him chronically tired and

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subject to fainting spells. He couldn’t work or even ride his bicycle.

One day Ujjal’s friend Panalal told him that he was learning about Jesus, the powerful and loving God whom Christians worship. Panalal invited Ujjal to a meeting in his home. Ujjal went, hoping that the God of the Christians would heal him. He listened intently as Gopal, […]

Inside Story: Small Projects Make Big Impact
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Part of our mission offerings are set aside to fund specific small outreach

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projects around the world. These are separate from the larger Thirteenth Sabbath Offering funds. Two recipients report on how they used these special project funds to reach out to their communities.

Egypt has fewer than 750 Adventists among a population of more than 80 million people. The vast majority of Egyptians are Muslims. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, observant Muslims fast […]