Mission Stories 08MAY2021

The Outie

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

Matthais was born with what some people call an “outie” in Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port of Spain.

His belly button stuck out. But the doctor said it was not an “outie.” Instead, part of Matthais’ intestine was protruding from his belly button.

“Don’t worry,” the doctor said. “It will probably close by itself by the time he is 3 years old.”

But the doctor also told Mother and Father to be careful to protect the belly button from damage. If the skin was injured, Matthais would become very ill.

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Deadly Scorpion Sting

By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission

It was about 7 p.m., and Pastor Carlos and his wife, Luz, were getting ready for bed. Some might think that 7 p.m. was early for bed. But Pastor Carlos and his wife lived in the remote mountains of Colombia, working as missionaries to the Embera indigenous people. In the mountains, everyone went to bed early.

Suddenly the still of the night was shattered by loud, frantic pounding on the door of the house.

“Pastor! Pastor!” a woman cried. “Come out! Come out!”

Luz opened the door. Outside stood Cándida, a member of his congregation.

“A baby has been stung by a scorpion!” Cándida said, fright showing in her eyes.

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