“It takes about two years of sharing the love of Jesus with the non-Christians who live here full time before they open their hearts to Him,” Justin said.
Several months passed, and we received an unexpected gift of US$40. I was puzzled. It seemed like God had sent the money directly from heaven.
“So my prayer to God at that time was that He would give me a place where I could serve Him and I could live in a way that I wouldn’t need medicine,” Oscar says.
When barriers arise, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it gets harder to be personal.
Recently, the head of this family was sick, and I visited him until he recovered.
“What can I do? How can I connect with people when I can’t visit them?”
In a country of more than 21 million people and where Buddhism is the dominant religion, there are fewer than 4,000 Seventh-day Adventists.
Jesus had a pattern to His ministry: taking care of people’s needs to show them He cared, and then sharing the beautiful truth of salvation with them.
“Why are you doing this?” And their response is always, “We see you have a need, and we are here to serve you and provide for your needs because we care for you.”
After three years of studying, John said, “I do understand the Bible!”
Hai Lan said she didn’t know anything about Jesus and didn’t believe in any religion. She’s learned that she can only rely on herself.
The very first visit sparked something that later transformed not only him but also his entire family.
Arlaine, the operations manager, says that this UCI is like a showroom.
If the peppers were not harvested before they rotted, he would lose a lot of money.
“I want to go to that church. I want to know more!”
They form long-lasting relationships that enable them to touch hearts for Christ in ways they never could if they were official church workers.
That was a year ago. Last month I had to be admitted to the hospital again!
I want them to know they can trust me, that I want the best for them.
"Why is Saturday so important?” Phon was really confused.
“It’s a small group idea,” he says, “to open an avenue for young professionals to connect and hang out after work.”
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