Inside Story: Ministry to the Military
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Kitoli is a Global Mission pioneer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His

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unique ministry is to members of the military in eastern Congo. He has worked in several military camps and has brought many soldiers to Christ, often hiring motorcyclists to take military personnel to evangelistic meetings in their area.

Recently Global Mission pioneers joined local pastors in eastern Congo to reach the people in Beni, a city of about a half million people […]

Inside Story: The Rebel Rebels
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Prakash was a Maoist terrorist living in the jungles of Asia. Although only in his

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20s, he had risen to the position of commander for his political party in his village and the surrounding area. He had been taught to torture or kill anyone who did not follow the teachings of his political party or give in to his demands. His word was law!

He left his home and lived with his troops in the mountain […]

Inside Story: Kayaks on a Mission
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They’re off! Thirty-one kayakers wearing life jackets, hats, and eager smiles

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embarked on a five-day mission adventure down the Rospuda River in Poland.

Their colorful kayaks were crammed with sleeping bags, tents, clothes, and food, and their most important cargo—magazines and books to share with people they met along their route. Their goal was to bring the people hope found only in Jesus.

When the kayakers came to a village, they docked their boats and set out […]

Inside Story: The Two Paths
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Chief Asang was weeping, and no one could console him. I had no idea

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why he was upset, but I asked God to help me comfort him. I am a student missionary teaching the children of the chief’s people.

As I approached the chief, he reached out and hugged me. “Thank you for coming,” he said when he saw me. “Something is bothering me and I know you can help.” Confused by his greeting, I wondered […]

Inside Story: The Missionary Café
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Sixteen-year-old Anya’s heart raced as she and her father stepped into

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the small café in the heart of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Could she ask a complete stranger to turn a business over to some teenagers—even for a few hours?

The adventure for God had begun months earlier when Anya and her teenage friends had visited a sister church in Siberia. The teens there were running a successful café outreach. Anya and her friends returned home with a […]

Inside Story: Serving in Small Ways
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Nora and Jorge enjoyed the fellowship and outreach activities in their

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large church home in southern Ecuador. But they wanted to do more. They prayed for a special outreach opportunity, and God called then to serve Him in a smaller way in their own neighborhood.

The family knew many of their neighbors and invited them to worship in their home. Five of their neighbors came, along with several Adventists who live nearby. The visitors enjoyed the […]

Inside Story: A Card, Garage Door and a $50 Bill
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When Dennis Hulett stepped into the baptistery set up on the lawn of

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his new home church in Wisconsin in the United States, dozens of his new church friends watched with tears in their eyes. It had been a miraculous journey for Dennis—a journey involving an invitation card, a garage door, and a $50 bill.

Things had been rough for Dennis. He lost his job, was going through a divorce, and he felt worthless. Looking through […]

Inside Story: The Powerful Sword
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A pastor in a difficult, mostly non-Christian country was studying with a

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young man who had shown an interest in knowing about Jesus. Things were going well until the boy’s father returned home from prison, where he had been serving a sentence for murder.

At first the young man’s father was impressed with the changes he saw in his son. But when he learned that his son had been studying with a Christian, he became furious. […]

Inside Story: God Provides a Way
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Moïse drove taxi in Cameroon to earn a living.

He was single and lived with his mother. An Adventist friend often talked about the Bible. As Moïse began to understand the importance of the Sabbath, he quit driving his taxi on Saturdays.

Moïse’s Aunt Paulette saw Moïse’s interest in God and invited him to church and evangelistic meetings, sitting with him to help him find the Bible texts. Moïse gave his life to Christ.

“Nonsense,” Moïse’s mother said when she learned her son […]

Inside Story: Free Indeed!
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Esther* slipped across the North Korean border into China.

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But she still wasn’t free. She knew that if she was caught, she would be sent back to North Korea and imprisoned or even killed. While in China, she met an Adventist woman who befriended her. The woman offered Esther a place to stay and introduced her to Jesus.

One day Esther was stopped by security police. Without a Chinese passport, Esther was arrested and sent to […]