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Sabbath Dilemma

“You’ll have to travel on Saturday!” We told our friend that Saturday is our Sabbath and we can’t have someone work on behalf of us. He said that because the boat off Koro was cancelled that it was the only option. So, we did the only thing you can do when faced with a seemingly […]

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Sabbath is…

A friend and I were studying in our dorm room when he looked over and said, “Man, I’m still feeling refreshed from Sabbath. Now I know why you’re never stressed out.” A couple days earlier I had invited him to enjoy the Sabbath with me. We put our textbooks away to worship with a Church […]

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Love Thy Neighbor

This week we helped connect our church friend, Vini Ana, with one of our neighbors, Karen, as they had a falling out a few months ago. We were all able to talk, share stories and laugh with each other. Vini Ana and Karen were able to look past circumstances and work out their differences. What […]

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The Penny

The other day I was walking out of a store when I saw a penny on the ground. Generally I am in the habit of picking up loose change I come across, but this day I was in a hurry and my arms were full. “It’s only a penny”, I reasoned, “it’s not worth stopping […]

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An Answer to Prayer

“There is no way you’ll be going to church this Saturday!” exclaimed our neighbor Neil. Neil, a yachty who followed the weather throughout the day, stated that a huge storm system was heading directly towards us and would make walking to church impossible. The walk there and back is about 5 miles and the unpaved […]

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Word Count

Do you have a favorite Christian author? Growing up I enjoyed the novels of C.S. Lewis and in high school a friend introduced me to his masterpiece Mere Christianity. But it wasn’t until college that I discovered the books of my favorite author, the 19th century Christian leader Ellen White. Consistently, I’ve found her writings (such as […]

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Immediately

After existing for just two years and employing a staff of a dozen people, this last year the photo sharing site Instagram was acquired for $1 billion. Many commentators noted that this exceeded the value of the New York Times, which has been a leading news source for over 150 years. I see this as further […]

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Divine Appointment in the Produce Aisle

“Do you have any books that could help me get closer to God?” My husband’s face lit up as he answered, “I do!” We thought we were just grabbing some brown rice and beans, but God had something a little bit more important for us to do. Jone, an employee at grocery store was having […]

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A Different Christmas

God has brought us safely to our new home and mission field of Koro Island. Much has happened in our first months here that makes us even more in awe of God’s mighty power and love. He’s blessed us with time to study His Word for hours each day. He has given us more divine […]

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A Great Adventure – Why Fiji?

Editor’s Note: The following post chronicles the journey of Ryan Vasconcellos, a frequent guest on CC (see here, here, and here), and his wife Melissa as they begin their journey of mission work in Fiji. It’s the first of a recurring series here on our blog entitled “A Great Adventure,” so be sure to keep […]

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