Mission Stories 20MAR2021

Healing Still Happens

Yuliana, 16

Artist or Doctor

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Yuliana, 16

Yuliana wondered for a long time what she wanted to be when she grew up.

“You are good at helping people,” Mother said. “You should become a doctor.”

Grandmother also thought Yuliana was good at helping people.

“You should become a nurse,” she said.

Yuliana didn’t like the advice.

“I don’t want to be a doctor or a nurse!” she said. “I like to draw, and I think I’d rather be an artist.”

One summer afternoon, Yuliana was walking home . . .

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Rowdy First Grader

Lyudmila Komkova, 24

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Teacher Lyudmila wasn’t sure what to do with 6-year-old Matvei in first grade at the Seventh-day Adventist school in Bucha, Ukraine.

When he had a question during the Ukrainian-language lesson, he didn’t sit quietly and raise his hand like the other children. Instead he stood up.

“Where should I write?” he shouted.

During math, he also didn’t sit quietly and raise his hand.

“Which page are we at in the textbook?” he shouted.

Continue reading Rowdy First Grader


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