“Prayer can make doubters and unbelievers ask, ‘How did it happen?’”
—Pastor Desmond Michael, associate evangelism director, Aba Central District, East Nigeria Conference, during a sermon in 2010
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THIS?
My family was involved with Ellen White many years ago. Here is the story.
My aunt Edith Barnes told me that in 1910 the Northern California Conference wanted Mrs. White’s counsel in regard to the debt Lodi Academy had acquired. My maternal grandparents, the Barneses, had a large home, so they fixed up a nice room for Ellen White and Sara McEnterfer to stay in while they were in Lodi. (McEnterfer prepared White’s meals.)
The Barneses ate in the basement kitchen, which had all the comforts of home. The last day Ellen White was in Lodi she wanted to eat with the Barneses. Grandma prepared a good meal. Grandpa and Aunt Edith helped Mrs. White down into the basement. Once there she remarked, “If I’d known there was such good food and such nice people, I’d have eaten all my meals in the basement!”
—Faye Jull, Auburn, California, United States
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR
Yessy is a 6-year-old student in one of our Adventist schools in the Central Andina Misson of Peru. Yessy was born without limbs. He is an inspiration to each of the students, the staff, and the parents of the students. To see the face of Yessy full of joy in spite of his limitations is really inspiring.
About one year ago Daniel Pecho Ojeda, education and communication director for the Central Andina Mission, along with other church members, encouraged Yessy’s parents to send him to the Eben Ezer Seventh-day Adventist School in Marankiari, Peru. Even though they are Adventists, they strongly resisted the idea, fearing that Yessy would be ridiculed. Fernando Ingaruca, school director, convinced the parents to send Yessy. The boy is now enjoying school and all the activities there, including reading and writing. Yessy is enthusiastic about drawing too. Recently he saw a video of Nick Vujicic, a young adult motivational speaker born without arms and legs, and became inspired to do many things, one of which is to learn to swim. To “meet” Yessy, follow this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1xVnc70BCs.
ANSWER: In Colombia church members in San Juan Nepomuceno (Bolívar) enjoy nature together on the hillside after celebrating Thirteenth Sabbath at church in early 2010.
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