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—Jimmy Lee Martin, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
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APRIL 1, 2014 • Isaiah 36
Scientists and technicians in Japan are spending US$200 million to build a super-sized, rechargeable battery that will store energy harvested from the light of the sun.
Source: The Rotarian
Depending on where they live, women around the world face the following odds of dying during pregnancy or childbirth:
In Afghanistan 1 in 32
In Botswana 1 in 220
In Brazil 1 in 910
In Cambodia 1 in 150
In Finland 1 in 12,200
In India 1 in 170
In Rwanda 1 in 54
In United States 1 in 2,400
Source: The Rotarian
What Would Jesus Say?
When Jerusalem was at the crossroads between Egypt to the south, Rome and Greece to the north, and Babylon and Assyria to the northeast, Aramaic was the common language.
The “writing on the wall” in
Daniel 5? Aramaic.
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me,” when Jesus cried out on the cross (Mark 15:34)? Aramaic.
Although the New Testament was all written in Greek, Jesus and His disciples most likely spoke Aramaic, a Semitic language related to Hebrew and Arabic.
Now the only place where Aramaic is spoken is the village of Maaloula, in the hills outside Damascus, Syria, where the elderly still teach it to their children with state support. Outside this enclave, it’s likely that Aramaic will die out as a spoken language within a generation or two.
119 Years Ago
Maurice Tièche was born in Nimes, France, on March 5, 1895. The son of Adventist pastor, evangelist, and administrator Léon-Paul Tièche, Maurice was studying literature and philosophy at the University of Paris when he became interested in studying theology and education as well.
After teaching history, theology, and literature at several Adventist schools, he became a pastor and edited Revue Adventiste, the church paper for French-speaking Adventists. He also spent four years organizing the youth work in France.
After his retirement from teaching, he was speaker for the radio program La Voix de L’Espérance (“The Voice of Hope”), which was heard throughout the French-speaking world. He wrote numerous articles for the church and secular press, lectured extensively about family education, and published 15 books. He died in 1959.
VOICES OF PROPHECY:
J. P. Fasnacht (left), Robert Gerber, and Maurice Tieche anchored the French radio ministry Voice of Hope in the early 1950s.
ANSWER: Attendees at a Youth Ministry Fellowship in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines, proudly present the Bibles they were given.