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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.”

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Oregon Adventist Stories: Kari
Kaleb Eisele
June 14, 2019

"I had my daughter in 2008. The moment she was born, I said, ‘Where does a love like this come from?’ I remember asking my husband in the operating room, ‘Is this what Jesus feels like when He looks at us?’"

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Where are your shoes?
Dick Duerksen
June 7, 2019

“It’s all about my shoes,” Huston explains. “Every night I placemy shoes far under the bed so that when I get up in the morning the first thingI do is kneel down to reach for my shoes. While I’m down there I stay awhile,talking to God about the day, asking Him to be my Guide, and then praying foreach member of my family.”

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Señor Douglas: Shoemaker Turned Refugee Hero
Communication
May 23, 2019

Douglas is a funny little man with a slow shuffle and a soft voice. He's lived in Pamplona his whole life, in the same house. Unlike other shelter directors I've visited, Douglas was a little hesitant at first to give me a tour.

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Ultimate Mission Helping to Improve the Health of India
Dick Duerksen
May 2, 2019

The Ultimate Mission team, based in Portland, Oregon, provides support and training for health workers, each of whom is the wife of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. These women are being trained on how to teach the four key lifestyle changes that will reduce the chance of contracting Type 2 diabetes.

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One Man in Barrow
Dick Duerksen
April 5, 2019

“So, I started visiting houses in and around Barrow. Turned out that the advertising hadn’t worked at all. Someone thought that it would be great to have kids go door-to-door hanging advertisements on doorknobs. However, with the temperatures at 27 degrees below zero, not a lot of hangings got hung!”