Mission Stories 30JAN2021

Unexpected Witness

Sofia, 11

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Sofia didn’t know anyone when she started sixth grade at the Seventh-day Adventist school in Bucha, Ukraine. The school was growing and had never had a sixth-grade class before, so none of the eight children knew one another.

The sixth-grade class only had two girls, Sofia and Tanya, and they quickly became friends. Sofia came from an Adventist family, and she went to church every Sabbath. Tanya’s family was not Christian, and Tanya didn’t go to church.

Sofia told Tanya about God and going to church. Tanya listened and asked questions.

Continue reading Unexpected Witness or Watch the story below as told by 11-year-old Ethan in the USA . . .

Sofia 11

Ivan’s Greatest Day

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Life seemed perfect until one day when Ivan was 22.

First, he had a big argument with his mother during a visit to his hometown outside Kazan, Russia. Then his landlord called to evict him from the apartment that he rented near his university in Kazan. That afternoon, he failed an exam at the university. Later that day, the police stopped him as he drove back to his mother’s house and discovered that he had an unpaid fine for speeding.

“You didn’t want to pay your fine,” the police officer said. “Now you will have to go to court.”

The officer confiscated Ivan’s driving license and . . .

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