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Adventist Mission

 
The Seventh-day Adventist Church finds its strength in missions. Its commitment includes a worldwide humanitarian work, and international volunteer program, satellite television and shortwave radio blanketing the globe, a huge publishing program, thousands of schools, a large network of hospitals and clinics, the Global Mission pioneer program, and hundreds of overseas missionaries.
 
Through the years, Seventh-day Adventists have generously supported mission through their tithes and mission offerings because they believe the gospel commission. They believe we're called to help the less fortunate, the poor, the sick, and those who don't know about Jesus. 
 
The story of Adventist Mission around the world centers not on the story of highly-educated super-Christians performing exceptional feats. It's the story of everyday people who answer the call to touch the lives of others in the name of Jesus. And it's your story, because you help make it happen. 
 
Our team here at Adventist Mission is grateful to have a small part to play in bringing that story to you. And we thank you for everything you do to tell the world about the good news and love of Jesus.
 

Laren & Donna Stafford (Chuck & Ruth Stafford's son and family in Thailand)

Answering The Call

"Search for the Lord and for His strength; continually seek Him." I Chronicles 16:11

I am one of 5 from my family coming to help work at Sunshine Orchard Children's Home and Learning Center. How can God use us in such a short amount of time? Maybe it is not to help others, but to help our characters grow; to change us! We pray for wisdom, strength and health to do what He asks us to do. He promises to prepare His people, we claim that promise!

 

Karen Outreach & Isaiah 58 Ministries - Jesus4Asia

 
This ministry was started by the Adam’s family—Paul and Lena along with their children: Emily, 21; Maria, 18; Anna, 11; and Josiah, 9.
 
Our story is a long one, full of trials and God’s grace. We are not a perfect family, and we don’t claim to have reached God’s standard for our lives. But we praise His name, trusting in His righteousness to cover our filthy rags. We find ourselves often making mistakes and many times we have to kneel at the foot of the cross.
 
We claim: “It is of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed, great is His faithfulness….”  Lamentations 3. We are striving for higher ground. May the Lord help us.

Thai Orphans 
This ministry is about God’s love for fallen humanity that has extended to our family, and that our family in turn wants to spread to a persecuted and often forgotten people group.
 
The main organization the Adams work through is the Adventist ministry called Jesus4Asia. It is run by Jon & Natalie Wood in Idaho.
 
You can send donations to the Adams Isaiah 58 Ministries Project by the website 
 
OR
 
by mailing a check to 
Jesus for Asia, Inc.
148 Doughty Rd.
Kooskia, ID 83539
(208) 926-4413
 
100% of what you send will go to the ministry you designate.
 
You can email Paul & Lena directly at: paul_n_lena@yahoo.com
 
You can also view their daughter's blog at: http://www.jotsfrommyjourney.blogspot.com
 

Mike & Marilee Kier (Chuck and Ruth Stafford's daughter)

Reports from Thailand

Missionary Construction Workers Needed - ASAP
Thailand Needs Rain
Missionary Work in Thailand needed ASAP

Email the Kier's to be added to their prayer senders list - 2mkier2@gmail.com
 

Adventist Frontier Missions

We are a Seventh-day Adventist Christian lay ministry dedicated to establishing church-planting movements among people groups with no Adventist presence.
 

The Pewitts - Searching For The Sea

In the hills of Northeast Cambodia live a remote hilltribe people called Pnong, the mountain people.  They are the second largest minority people group in Cambodia.  They speak a completely different language than the lowland Khmers and have a unique culture and religion.  For centuries the Pnong have cleared the jungle to grow hill rice, vegetables, and fruit.  Everything they own and use comes from the jungle.  Their traditional round houses are made from bamboo and thatched roofs that come to the ground.  They raise pigs, chickens, cows, and water buffalo and tame the wild elephants.

The Pnong are animists, believing that spirits live in nature all around them.  This is a land of soul-eating-sorcerers and powerful shaman healers.  Blood sacrifices are common.  Spirits live on every hill, in certain large trees, and in the waterfalls.  The villagers wake up at night with demons literally scratching on their bamboo walls.  Monsters scream in the night and sometimes kidnap the people.  Other spirits appear as a bird of death, mocking the terrified oppressed.  The Pnong know the spirits’ names and know how to appease them.  Yet they live in constant fear and darkness.

Since April 2001, Johanna and Braden have been working to learn the Pnong language and understand the Pnong culture and religion.  In the process, an older Pnong couple adopted them and sought to help them understand the “basics of life.”  The older couple felt sorry for the two young white foreigners who knew nothing of basket weaving, fishing, planting, and harvest.  “Did your parents teach you nothing?” they asked jokingly.  As Johanna and Braden wove baskets in smoky huts and followed their adopted parents down jungle trails, they developed deep, heart-to-heart relationships.

God has certainly been changing lives!  Johanna and Braden are currently working on an oral Bible story project.  Since the Pnong people don’t know how to read and write, they are working to develop a series of Bible stories recorded by a Pnong storyteller.  These stories can be passed along from person to person around the cooking fires, in the streams catching fish, or while clearing another rice field deep in the jungle.  God is already using the stories to change lives.  After learning the first 18 Bible stories, the Pnong story teller told Johanna, “I wish to serve only Chief God now.”  Heart change is never fast, but Pnong people are learning to know Chief God and love Him.


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