Mission Stories 24APR2021

Stolen Money

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Eddison’s eyes widened as his friend pulled the money from his pocket. He saw a $20 bill, three $10 bills, and a bunch of smaller notes. His friend, Antonio, had 100 Trinidad and Tobago dollars, or about U.S.$15.

“I stole this,” Antonio said with a big smile. “I want to buy something.”

The two 15-year-old boys were walking across the street from the public school in Bonaire, a town in Trinidad and Tobago. Antonio hungrily eyed food stalls selling fried chicken, fried fish, and fried pies alongside the road. He stopped and handed $20 to Eddison.

“What do you want to buy?” he said.

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Gas Canister Explosion

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Noelia was eager to finish cooking the Sabbath meal before sundown in Chase Village in Trinidad and Tobago.

She had worked as the main Bible worker for an evangelistic series that had resulted in 25 baptisms. Now a woman from the meetings who was thinking about baptism had invited her over for a Friday evening Bible study.

Noelia was cooking a favorite Guyanese dish, Boiled and Fried Provision, on a six-burner gas stove in her rented one-room apartment. She was waiting for the sweet potatoes, cassava, eddoes, and plantains to finish frying.

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