Every school day begins with worship which consists of singing, listening to an inspirational story and classroom prayer. This past week I have been telling stories of our missionaries around the world. I’m a huge fan of these kinds of stories. I want the students to know that we belong to a world-wide denomination which includes 204 countries. It is a fact that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of the world’s most rapidly growing denominations: touching lives through medical care, media, education, mission workers, Global Mission pioneers, outreach resources and so much more.

The stories I am telling are from one of the books purchased for us by someone in our congregation. The book is called, Best Ever Mission Stories. This book emphasizes how kids around the world have brought the message of the gospel to their corner of the world. Stories have been told about how a young girl in Papua, New Guinea was able to make friends with the classroom bully. Another day, we learned how a red motorbike intrigued a young New Guinea boy to take his parents to a Seventh-day Adventist Church. We learned about a boy in Madagascar who refused to pray traditional pre-written prayers and he, along with his parents, shared with his teacher about praying from the heart.

Thank you, church members for purchasing and donating these books. Each book holds a wealth of inspiration and instruction for all of us to learn. I’m looking forward to see which books you’ll buy for us when the Adventist Book Center comes to the church on April 29. Thank you for your support!