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Where Grace Lives
Dick Duerksen
January 16, 2020

Partway through the sermon, Eddie walked in the church door, storming in like a point guard on a fast break. Eddie arrived screaming.

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The Pilot
Dick Duerksen
December 19, 2019

By Dick Duerksen …as I remember Cliff Carpenter telling me the story during a church potluck in Stayton, Oregon.

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Seaside Remembers Pastor Bill Smith
Dick Duerksen
November 26, 2019

The Seaside church was ready to become a vibrant Christian community, ready to be a beacon of hope in the community, and ready to build a new church. But, they didn’t realize any of that until January of 2016 when Elder Bill Smith arrived as their “interim” pastor.

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Boots 'n Bibles
Dick Duerksen
November 15, 2019

“I’ve already had three people welcome me, and this place already feels like home.”

That’s how folks feel Sabbath afternoon when they worship with Boots 'n Bibles at the Gateway Seventh-day Adventist Church on the edge of Grants Pass, Oregon.

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Modern Miracles
Dick Duerksen
October 24, 2019

What does it take for God to perform a miracle for the ages?

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PAA Teacher Publishes True Story of a Cuban Finding Freedom
Communication
September 20, 2019

By Liesl VIstaunet

When Dionisio was being imprisoned and abused, he would never have imagined his experiences could have such a positive impact. Twenty five years later, his story is being read by hundreds (and counting) of young people around the world, while supporting a little church in Cuba, his home country and where his adventures first began.

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Chit Oo
Dick Duerksen
September 12, 2019

Chit came to Portland as a refugee from Myanmar. Recently, the sole of the shoe on his prosthetic leg wore out. That’s when his new friend, Adventist bible worker Do So, began working to get Chit’s leg repaired.

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Bible Lessons for Kumi
Dick Duerksen
September 6, 2019

“Hello, I’m from Africa and I’d like to be your Internet friend.” For most people in America, that’s an invitation to “Delete” the message and move on. For Emily*, it was an invitation to make a new friend.

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“I cannot imagine a better place to be baptized than Big Lake Youth Camp.”
Dick Duerksen
August 16, 2019

Each summer at Big Lake Youth Camp, more than 200 campers accept Christ as their personal Savior and indicate they would like to be baptized.

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A Trip Around the World
Dick Duerksen
June 28, 2019

“Off, off and away I go to see Lebanon in a purple boat,”writes Isabella. “I am going to see Lebanon cedars because it is the oldest forest. I will eat Baba Ghannush because I like hummus and flat bread. I will look for honey badgers because they are black with a white stripe.”