Mission Stories 06FEB2021

“ ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation’ ” (Isaiah 25:9, NKJV)

Surprise Gifts

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

One day 13-year-old Jared read about a boy named Wilford in “Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories.” Wilford liked to surprise people with gifts. He wrapped up gifts, tied them to a rope, and lowered them over people’s walls. Then he fled.

Jared thought it would be fun to do the same thing in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, where he lived with his parents and 11-year-old brother, Sam. He asked Mother for permission to put gifts in old tissue boxes.

“What kind of gifts?” Mother asked.

“Some toys and whatever else I can find,” Jared said.

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Surprise Gifts as told by 11-year-old Ethan
Jared and Samuel

Life-Shattering Crash

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

A car accident shattered Olga and Roman’s Black Sea vacation.

The young couple, married only three years, were driving between seaside cities when Roman missed a turn. He slowed down and made a U-turn in the middle of the road. As he turned, a white Mercedes car came barreling down the highway and struck the side of the Volkswagen. The Volkswagen spun around for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, it stopped. The windows were shattered, and the doors were jammed shut. Olga and Roman climbed out of a broken window. They hadn’t suffered a scratch, but the car was a crumpled mess.

Roman and Olga looked over at the Mercedes. It also was totaled, and the driver was fine.

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Olga Noshin

Mission Story for February 2021
Virtual Church Service 6 February 2021 at 11:00 a.m. C.S.T. with Pastor John Parker

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