Mission Stories 16JAN2021

From Dogs to Jesus

Dogs and their owners in Quito, Ecuador are thrilled that One Year in Mission volunteers have become part of their community. The young volunteers came to share the love of Jesus in 2014 and surprisingly, this includes taking care of dogs.

Adventist Mission, YouTube

A New Girl

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Sofia liked to smile and laugh and talk with her friends at the public school in Vorzil, Ukraine. But then she had a big fight with her best friend, Vernika.

“Nobody needs you,” Vernika said angrily. “You will never have any friends.”

Vernika shoved Sofia, and Sofia fell against a school wall, hitting her head hard. When she got up, her head hurt terribly. But she didn’t cry. Instead she went to the teacher and asked for permission to go home early. Teacher allowed her to go.

Continue reading A New Girl

A New Person

Watch a New Full-Story Video of Andrei or read it below.

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

When I was 15, I spent the summer training to be a boxer. One day, as I traveled home from training, the thought popped into my mind, “You’re sick.”

I shrugged off the thought. At home, though, I began to feel depressed. I asked my parents to take me to a therapist. But then I realized that I might be expelled from school if people thought I was mentally ill. I didn’t go for counseling.

Two weeks later, another frightening thought popped into my mind: “You will die in a month.”

Continue reading A New Person

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