Mission Stories 20FEB2021

Praying for Vitaly

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Three years ago, we read a mission story about a boy named Vitaly in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan.

Vitaly loved to go to church every Sabbath. It didn’t matter whether it rained or snowed, he waited outside his home for the Sabbath School teacher to pick him up in her car. He liked church so much that he invited his brother to go with him. He liked church so much that he memorized a Bible verse every week to give to God as a gift on Sabbath.

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Sabbath Car Accident

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

More than anything, 16-year-old Anna wanted Internet in her home in a remote village in the Russian Far East.

It was 2003, and she didn’t want to be left out of the new phenomenon.

Father and Mother agreed to drive Anna to the store to buy a modem on a Sabbath morning. They weren’t Seventh-day Adventists. Anna, however, had been baptized about a year earlier after learning about Jesus from her grandmother. She knew that it was wrong to go shopping on Sabbath, but she wanted the Internet so much.

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26 Miles


Sheer terror. That’s the only thing I can think of that describes our feelings in the situation we were in.

Dr. Danae Netteburg MD

One of our doctors, Sarah, called me at one o’clock in the morning. “Hey Danae, can you please come to help me with a uterine rupture?”

“OK, I’ll be right there.”

Sarah had been up laboring with a pregnant woman. Her contractions had stopped, so Sarah vacuumed out the baby. Tragically, the baby was already dead. But the patient kept bleeding and bleeding and bleeding. Sarah realized the woman had ruptured her uterus and called me. A tear in the uterus is extremely rare in America, but it seems that it’s my bread and butter here.

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