Better Glimpses of God Hazim didn’t appear to be a likely candidate to study the Bible.  In 2018, he was pursuing a university degree in Islamic studies in a closed country in MENA because he wanted to gain a deeper understanding of what he believed.  Kamel, who was serving on a team of Middle East University…

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Coffee Friends

Acting on the Spirit’s simplest suggestions I was stepping out of a patient’s room when a young lady came out of the room next door and stopped me, “Miss, can I ask you a question?” She seemed very apologetic as she tugged at her tight black scarf. “Can I have some coffee?” Obviously, she wasn’t the…

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Story Shorts – Dec 21

If I Can See Jesus A university student writes asking for special prayer for a friend. “I’ve been studying the Bible with a friend who told me, ‘If I can see Jesus in a dream inviting me to follow Him, I will know He is by my side and I would have the courage to stand against…

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Story Shorts – Jan 7 Feb 22

Running for a Book The store owner was delighted to learn that a group of young people were selling uplifting materials in his community. He purchased a four-book set that included Patriarchs and Prophets and Acts of the Apostles. The canvasser left his office and headed down the street, lighthearted and rejoicing. This was a good day! But within…

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Story Shorts – March 22

More Information Please A frontline worker shares the story of a friend of their family who had often been in their home. At times she had joined them in Bible discussions and had even prayed with them, so she knew they were Christians. One day she told them she had been looking for a group that would teach the closest…

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Story Shorts – April 22

Living His Dream Osman began taking English three years ago at a COI that uses an Adventist school facility for its evening classes. Intrigued by what happened during the day in the school, he began begging his father, the son of a local imam, if he could attend school where his English classes met. He’s 16 now…

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Story Shorts – May 22

My Answer Was His Miracle As long as I can remember I had questions about God. Who is He? Why did He create me? Is He able to do something for me in this life? I was raised in a very religious home, but no one seemed willing to consider my questions. As a young adult I realized I couldn’t…

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Taking God to Her Workplace

Gifty lay in bed wondering why she kept waking up at 3:00 each morning to the sound of crying. It was only her third night as a household helper for a non-Christian doctor’s family and she was still orienting to her new job. But she breathed a quick prayer and began groping her way through…

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Don’t Give In

“The enemy is trying to destroy you.  Don’t give in.  Jesus has more power.”  I squinted at my phone screen trying to absorb Salim’s message.  Enemy?  Jesus?  Power?  Even though I’d learned a lot from Salim in the few months we’d been studying the Bible together, Christianity was still unfamiliar to me.   Right then,…

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You’re the One Who Prays

The water dribbled out of the faucet like a leak rather than like the only water source for a camp of 10,000 refugees. The possibility also existed that the rate may even drop from a pitiful rate of one-liter per second.  In the middle of a winter blast of record cold, it promised to be…

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