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Ding Dong. Zainab greeted Ian and me at her front door with the customary, “You are welcome. Come and sit.” She then pulled me into the living room, her arm linked in mine. As soon as Zainab seated us with her family, she scurried back to her kitchen. Soon she…

Finding a Sanctuary

Imagine sun-splattered plazas, vendors advertising their produce, the smell of freshly baked baguettes, the tinkling of coffee mugs on saucers, and the soothing rhythms of accordion music from the occasional street musician. These were just some of the sights and sounds I encountered daily in my little college town in…

Prompted

The following guest article is an abridged excerpt from Abigail Follows’ new book, “Hidden Song of the Himalayas: Memoir of a Gospel Seed Sower in the Mountains of India.” Abigail (pen name) served in a region unfriendly — even hostile — towards evangelism. “He’s crying. Go to him.” I opened…

A Solar Speaker for Fiago

David and I regularly visit people who have disabilities and other physical needs. We try to make sure they have food, clothes, bedding, and a dry place to sleep. As we interact with them, we try our best to encourage them and brighten their day. Our objective is to figure…

Matthew & Lydia

Hi! We are Matthew and Lydia. We are Brazilians and we would like to share our story. Matthew: I grew up in a wonderful Seventh-day Adventist home. My grandfather was a pastor. I especially enjoyed Sabbath at my grandparents’ house. For Friday evening worship, we read from the Bible and…

Faith That Moves Mountains

In August of 2020, our evangelist, Hyacinthe, asked us to pray for his cousin Antoine, who was seriously ill. Although Antoine had never been a drinker, he was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and the doctors didn’t give him any hope. He had four children and his wife was pregnant. As…

Just a Few Minutes Longer

How can I tell what God’s will is? How could I know when to pick Laurence up from quarantine? These were two questions running through my head as I was trying to work out the logistics of how to pick my field director up in Phnom Penh. Our team was…

Cave of the Pig

Where does an aging witch doctor of a mountain village go when he needs healing? To a young Adventist medical missionary. On a recent Sabbath afternoon, the grandson of Uncle Lawangan, a noted witch doctor, came to the village of Kemantian and asked me to go and examine his grandfather’s…

A Retirement Like No Other

“Grandpa’s coming! Grandpa’s coming!” Emma squeals as she runs for the door. She hears the familiar sound of our truck coming down her street. Not yet two years old, our precious little missionary granddaughter always warms our hearts when we arrive at her house for whatever reason. Being half a…

Namulu

Namulu, a Gogodala woodcarver and friend of ours passed away this week. Though he attended our church at Kewa, he never was baptized. My first memories of Namulu were of him coming to our house in Kotale, hoping to sell us wood carvings. I remember feeling a little annoyed and…

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