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


A little BIT goes a long way

After praying about it, I had an idea: what if I asked others to join me and we all built the orphan home together? None of my family or friends could afford the full amount but perhaps together we could all make a difference.

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The lost jumper

Genefa was a pastor's wife and Lucy was her friend, who would not accept the importance of Sabbath. Genefa was telling Lucy how important God's day of rest was and that Sabbath is a specially blessed day.

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Miracle in Manila

After a refreshing night, we were on our way to the first appointment in one of Manila's famous yellow taxis. Reaching our destination, luggage was quickly unloaded and the taxi disappeared into seething traffic, leaving us to put our luggage into temporary storage.

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Receiving to give

Oh, we helped a little--"You girls can sew on your own buttons and make your buttonholes"--this when Mum was making our new shirts for school uniforms. How we hurried with our chores, for it was fun to watch how Mother controlled that treadle machine so it did just what she wanted it to.

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Before they call

It is April 14, 2003. No records of a cyclone or bomb hitting my area on this day exist.

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Partnering with God

Ordinary People--Faithful God elders were not only committed to supporting an evangelistic program but were also keen to run evangelistic programs of their own. They planned to work with me during the first six months, following which they would each run a program of their own in a nearby coastal community.

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Julie's journey

Our pastor had started Bible studies with Julie but he was moving to a new church. I was given the privilege of continuing her Bible studies.

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Forget not all His benefits

I finally surrendered my life to God when I was in my mid-20s. Prior to my baptism on September 1, 1951, I had been working underground for about three years.

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The promise box

It has always been there--the Bible promise box--on my parents' dressing table. My mother thinks they bought it at a church camp-meeting back in the late 1940s.

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The house with three carports

It had become necessary for my youngest child to change to a different school, some distance from where I worked and where we lived in a campus house. The buses that came to our school did not return to the other school, and it seemed I would have to leave work to take her to and from school.

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