Story Shorts – Jan 7 Feb 22

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…

Read MoreLong right arrow

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…

Read MoreLong right arrow

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…

Read MoreLong right arrow

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…

Read MoreLong right arrow

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…

Read MoreLong right arrow

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,…

Read MoreLong right arrow

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…

Read MoreLong right arrow

Five Years Is Not Too Long To Pray

Miray is my friend.  We first met when she was a law student trying to pay her university tuition while supporting eight brothers and sisters.  She is brilliant, but her life has been hard.  Even as a student, she lived under the constant pressure to make money.  She worked long hours as a tutor–even when…

Read MoreLong right arrow

Lost At Sea, Found By Jesus

After a great night fishing on the Mediterranean, my friends and I thought it would  be refreshing to end the evening with a quick swim. We were strong, young men; nobody was thinking about risks or dangers.  But the sea was rougher than we’d thought.   In the dark I lost contact with the friend swimming with…

Read MoreLong right arrow

The Washer’s Witness

When Adil’s wife informed him the washing machine wasn’t working he was reminded that they were fortunate to have a washing machine at all.  As refugees in a Middle Eastern country, Adil (not his real name) and his family had very little to live on.   They didn’t need a broken machine.     Adil…

Read MoreLong right arrow