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Mango Tree Dentistry with Caring Hands Worldwide
Dick Duerksen
March 17, 2022

“God hasn't failed us yet,” smiles Randy. “You see, this isn't about us going and doing a two-week mission trip. It's about establishing something that can be run locally and continued for years to come, even if we are never able to come back.”

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Sometimes God Heals in Stages
Cynthia Crawford
March 17, 2022

The Holy Spirit kept fanning Jerry’s desire to have God in his life, even as he went in and out of prison and the years ticked by. Just as Jesus healed the blind man’s eyes in stages, he began to heal Jerry’s tortured existence.

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Experiencing God's Presence
Dan Linrud
February 17, 2022

A few years ago, my daughters asked me what I would most like for Christmas. My response was immediate. I hadn’t given it prior thought. But the natural reply was: “I would like to experience some fun thing together with you.”

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Learning to Pray Like an African
Dick Duerksen
February 11, 2022

Pastor Brent said I should listen to the Bend Adventist Fellowship worship service for January 15, 2022. “Listen on Facebook,” he said. “You’ll be totally inspired. Four of our ladies are telling about their Christmas mission trip to Kenya.”

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Lights of the World
Dick Duerksen
February 4, 2022

Some sermons keep on preaching long after the sanctuary is empty.

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"Remember..."
Dan Linrud
January 27, 2022

What comes to mind when you hear the word “remember”? I was studying the Bible recently, reading in Deuteronomy, and the word “remember” leapt off the page and caught my attention.

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OC Communication Department Says Goodbye to Gary McLain
Dick Duerksen
January 14, 2022

After more than 15 years of helping lead Communication in the Oregon Conference, Gary McLain announced last August that he was starting a new adventure. Just how much did Gary do? We're still learning that! Here's a glimpse into the difference Gary made in the Oregon Conference, and beyond.

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Christmas in Bethlehem – Part 1 – The Roman Soldiers
Dick Duerksen
December 22, 2021

The stable cave was smelly, like a hot barn should be on a cold night. A few Roman horses were stabled in the darkest corner, far away from the mangy animals owned by the locals. Reuben, a local who the centurion had charged with caring for the steeds, stood as the two soldiers approached.

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Christmas in Bethlehem – Part 2 – The Midwife's Husband
Dick Duerksen
December 22, 2021

It’s frustrating to be known not for what I do, but for what my wife does. In fact, I doubt most people know anything about my work. I'm just the husband of the midwife.

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Christmas in Bethlehem – Part 3 – The Rabbi of Bethlehem
Dick Duerksen
December 22, 2021

My job is to talk with God. I describe what I see happening in the lives of His Bethlehem family and ask what I should be doing to help the people love Him more. Then I listen for His answers. Today was the first time I heard His voice.