Mission Stories 03APR2021

A Miracle!

Do You Understand?

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Fourteen-year-old Maxo enjoyed reading the Bible for about an hour every afternoon in the grassy yard outside his home in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. He liked Bible stories, especially about Moses, and the Ten Commandments.

Twelve-year-old Natasha saw Maxo reading one day.

“Do you understand the Bible?” she said.

“Yes,” he said. “I understand.”

He invited her to study with him. He knew that Natasha was a Seventh-day Adventist and went to church on a different day than him. He thought that studying the Bible together would be a good way to convince her that she should go to church with him on Sunday.

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Maxo Dorlis

Girls or God?

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

When Daniel was 11, a neighborhood boy introduced him to hip-hop dancing in Suriname’s capital, Paramarebo.

Daniel had seen the dancing on television but never in real life. He was amazed at the flips, handstands, and people jumping on one hand. He noticed that girls liked to watch the dancing, and he wanted girls to watch him. He learned how to dance. Daniel loved dancing, and he won local talent shows and even a trip to the Netherlands. His popularity soared, and girls crowded around him.

One day Daniel was sitting on his bed, thinking, and he sensed a voice asking, “What do you want to do with your life?”

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