Mission Stories 16OCT2021

Girl Prayed for Angels

Joanne Kim, 49

By Andrew McChesney

Food ran out on Sunday morning in the home of 9-year-old Joanne.

Father had abandoned the family after Mother started attending a Seventh-day Adventist church in the U.S. state of Oregon. Father, who had immigrated with the family to the United States from South Korea, made it clear that he would never help them.

“If you choose God, let your God feed you,” he said. “Let your God clothe you.”

Mother, who didn’t have a job, cried and prayed in her bedroom that Sunday.

When lunchtime came, Joanne’s younger sister complained forlornly, “I’m hungry.”

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Connecting With Heaven

Cathie (right) with a Mongolian friend.

By Andrew McChesney

Narrator: Cathie and her late husband, Brad, were the first post-Communist Adventist missionaries to Mongolia when they arrived in 1991 with Adventist Frontier Missions, a supporting ministry. She still serves God in Mongolia today. Tell us, Cathie, how do you pray?

Cathie: When we arrived in Mongolia in 1991, I felt that God was calling me to be a prayer warrior. But I said to God, “I pray all the time. How am I not a prayer warrior?” I argued with God.

After my husband died, and I remarried, we moved to another Asian country for a while. I sensed God calling me again to be a prayer warrior. I relented and said, “OK, I’ll put ‘pray three times a day’ on the schedule.”

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