Letter from Mike: Uganda – May 2024

Deeply rooted in Africa’s cultural heritage are its traditional animist beliefs. Animism is the belief that non-human entities, such as animals, plants, and even inanimate objects, possess a spiritual essence or soul. Many animist traditions involve the veneration of ancestors, who are believed to exist in a spiritual realm where they have the ability to influence the lives of their …

Total Turnaround

Darío had little interest in spiritual things, but then God used heartbreak to turn things around. It had been ten years since Darío and Judi were married at her church in Caicedonia, Colombia. Judi was a Seventh-day Adventist and made the 40-minute trip to church every week, but Dario had no interest in spiritual things. Judi had a burden to …

The Strangest Thought

Marco wants help, but he is surprised by where it comes from! My life had become a terrible mess, and I had only myself to blame. My job paid well, but I used only a small portion of my earnings to care for my family. The rest I spent on alcohol, partying and night life. Too late, I realized that …

Sarah’s Life Change

An earnest believer is torn between two churches—and a single question. Sarah’s small daughter was sick—very sick. She read in Scripture where Jesus answered a mother’s plea to heal her child and decided to make the same request. “Lord, please heal her,” she prayed as she knelt beside her bed for the first time. When her daughter quickly recovered, Sarah …

Letter from Mike: Guyana – April 2024

“When churches are revived, it is because some individual seeks earnestly for the blessing of God. He hungers and thirsts after God, and asks in faith, and receives accordingly. He goes to work in earnest, feeling his great dependence upon the Lord, and souls are aroused to seek for a like blessing…. Personal, individual effort and interest for your friends …

From Anxiety to Peace

God uses social media to transform a young woman’s outlook. My name is Ashley Ramirez. I attended a Seventh-day Adventist church as a child, mostly because my sisters and grandmother were members there. Honestly, I wasn’t interested in the things of God, but I surrounded myself with distractions to try and fill the emptiness in my heart. And all the …

Funeral Evangelism

A Bible worker’s remarks at a funeral bring hope to searching souls. My team of Bible workers and I were busy conducting an evangelistic campaign in a part of Zambia where there were no Seventh-day Adventists. While we were there, a local Catholic priest passed away. This area has been dominated by the Catholic church for decades, so his funeral …

Adolfo Tries Again

God sends the right people into a man’s life when he battles discouragement.