"Please help! Come fast!" A man came running to Deborah's home one morning in early May. "Simeon has drunk poison and is dying! Please help! Come fast!" Deborah, an ASAP medical missionary, whispered a prayer as she grabbed some supplies and ran to Simeon's house.
Recently, I found myself in India on the wildest roller-coaster ride I’d ever experienced. No, it didn’t last three minutes like traditional roller coasters. It took over eleven hours by car! The twists and turns, ups and downs, record speed and close calls - and especially with the refugees I met - made this a trip I will never forget.
“Why, God? I am dying, my family is hungry, I cannot work! Why is this happening to me?” Renas,* a Syrian refugee in Lebanon did not consider himself a religious man, but in his desperation, he cried out to God.
After almost two years of gathering information, assessing needs, writing proposals, listening to expert advice, developing an administrative team, preparing curriculum materials, setting up an office, acquiring visas, and much more; the Eternity ASAP Virtual School (EAVS) is opening with the target audience being Pakistani refugees in Thailand.
James survived a traumatic childhood in eastern Shan State, Myanmar, thanks to a local Adventist missionary, Mrs. Pasaw Htee. But the trouble started soon after her sudden passing. James argued and fought with the other children in the family that took him in. Worse yet, their oldest son was a drunkard who taught James to steal. Soon James was branded as a little thief and marginalized by his adopted family and the community. No one wanted him.
"Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people" (The Ministry of Healing, p. 143). But could it work in Thailand, the country with the most unreached people (61.5 million) in mainland Southeast Asia? Sompong, an ASAP medical missionary, put it to the test.
The Lord amazed us with your tremendous response to the urgent, heartbreaking needs of your brothers and sisters in Christ, following the recent coup and Covid-19 outbreaks in Myanmar. Read to see how musicians, prayer partners, and Karen refugees answered God's call in unique ways.
I jolted out of bed at 2:00 a.m. My sister’s voice whispered on the phone, “Ben, they are on the roof! What should I do?”
“Who is on the roof?” I asked as my heart beat wildly.
“I don’t know, but they are yelling and shining a flashlight back and forth in the windows to see if anyone is moving inside. I’m so scared.”
Amid these scenes of heartbreaking devastation, Judy and I witnessed God’s guidance in providential ways. We traveled on landmine-infested roads, around blown out bridges and through pockets of Khmer Rouge resistance forces in search of returning church members. We experienced many joyful, tear-dimmed reunions!
Early on a Sunday morning, more than 140 people from the Berrien Springs community and surroundings rose to the challenge of helping fifteen schools located in Myanmar. Find out how running helped bring back smiles of hope to needy children in conflict zones.
Sim Thim’s story shows that a powerful solution is never far away when people pray. In this case, a new well gives Sim a chance to attend church, while benefiting the very people that meant to stop him.
Medical Missionary Sin Sao loves caring for the residents of the Sda Center (refuge for believers with AIDS). They have become her spiritual family. When they feel well enough, they join her on missions of mercy. Read about one such trip.
“Where is the Pun Chuan family today?” Church planter Nuth Mao wondered as he scanned the members sitting expectantly in his small church one Sabbath morning. “They have been so faithful in attending, something must be seriously wrong” he anxiously thought.
Thavan Phat lives in the slums of Phnom Penh. The dragon of poverty raises its ugly head in the forms of hunger (from her children), addiction (of her husband), and hopelessness (in her heart). Yet, as a new believer in Jesus Christ, discover how Thavan saw God conquer this dragon in her world.