Enjoli – Adventures in Taiwan

“Oh no! I left the camera in the taxi!” It was Sabbath morning and we were on our way to the “Big Event.” The Big Event was a big gathering and church service of all the Adventists in Taiwan that was sponsored by the conference. It was also a celebration for all the people getting…

Devotional: Future Gratitude

Let’s say your name is Isaiah (apologies if you’re female).  Let’s say the world as you know it is crashing down around you—your homeland in ashes, your friends and family either dead or captives in a foreign land.  You look around and see the few who remain—starving, in rags, living in terror and tears.  Let’s…

Dr. David Ekkens – Thailand

Does personal evangelism work?  Let me tell you about Om. Om’s mother worked at Asia-Pacific International University, but her father worked in Bangkok, and that was causing conflict in the family. Om was going to high school in Muak Lek. Pradeep Tudu and his wife Nola and a small group of students went to Om’s house…

Devotional: Open the Door!

The young servant girl awoke with a start at the sound of an abrupt knock on the door.  Heart beating wildly, the girl crept silently to the door. Ever since James was killed and Peter was thrown into prison, it seemed that every knock on that door could only bring bad news.  Who was next?  Rhoda didn’t want…

Judy Shaner – Hawaii

Mea* is a fourth grader in my classroom.  She has the reputation of encouragement and kindness toward others.  I recently had a respiratory infection. Every morning she would look up at me with her sweet, beautiful little brown face and ask if I felt better yet. One recess the boys were playing catch with a…