These stories are used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God


All for Jesus

It gets embarrassing. My children like to play when Sabbath school is over and my wife likes to talk.

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Across the country

In the late 1940s, I answered an advertisement in Record for bindery workers at Signs Publishing Company. I decided to apply and was accepted.

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Wait for the Lord

Following a stroke in 1997, my husband, John, reluctantly felt he should discontinue maths tutoring. He eventually decided to cease preaching, as his speech was slurred and his throat muscles were affected.

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The fruit of trusting

Christmas was approaching fast and both Helen and I were feeling restless. Helen, my wife, had been having a recurring dream in which she saw herself driving on an eight-lane freeway.

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The impossible, possible

Georgine glanced at the fund transfer for 100,000 rupees she was about to hand over to this Adventist college administration. It was not a huge amount when converted to dollars, but a princely sum in the local economy.

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My leap of faith

Terror gripped me as I stood at the base of the 20-metre pole I was expected to climb. Thick at the bottom, it narrowed to the peak where the diameter was less than the length of my foot.

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To India by faith

As I stood and read the ad, exciting thoughts ran through my mind. A missionary trip to India was being planned by COSMOS-- the student outreach group at Avondale College.

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The prod of God

After finishing a master's degree in Victoria, I had gained a position at Avondale College in New South Wales. Shortly afterwards I met a young lady, Sarah, and two years later we were married.

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Putting God first

I was born in an impoverished town in north-western Myanmar (Burma). My parents were animists.

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The will of God

The concept of God's will was not foreign to me as an Adventist child, at least in the habit of memorising the "Lord's Prayer"; for this was an integral part of my early education at home and in the church. But what do the words of Jesus about doing the will of God really mean?

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