• The Long Journey Home

    The Long Journey Home

    AUGUST 2020 | CONLEY STEPHENS

    My family was in the right place at the right time. It was in a little Arizona mining town in about 1914 that God came down and changed some lives that had been ruined by sin. A paper came from the Apostolic Faith Church in Portland, Oregon, that held a...

  • All People Need the Lord

    All People Need the Lord

    AUGUST 2020 | LOYCE CARVER

    This article was originally published in the May 1986 edition of our magazine.

    We are all needy people. Pick up a news magazine today, and you’ll probably see an article about healthcare. But it’s not just the sick who have needs—people who are well have needs also. You may read in...

  • Seeking God with an Honest Heart

    Seeking God with an Honest Heart

    JUNE 2020 | FLORENCE CRAWFORD

    It is wonderful for us who are gathered here from different parts of the United States and many other countries, to know that the Blood of Jesus Christ has made all nations of one blood. We are not here because we were well thought of or because we were not...

  • An Infidel and a Scoffer Sold Out for God

    An Infidel and a Scoffer Sold Out for God

    MAY 2020 | WILLIAM PAULSON

    I thank God for the Name of Jesus—the Name I used disparagingly on my lips for years. It is the sweetest Name on earth to me today because it is through that Name that my life has been transformed. I was a prosperous North Dakota farmer who started out with...

  • A Passion and a Purpose

    A Passion and a Purpose

    MAY 2020 | TIMOTHY OSHOKOYA

    My heart is grateful for the light that has shone on my life. I was born of parents who were professing Christians, though my grandparents were pagans. My parents were greatly interested in my training, but I was very naughty and rebellious from my youth.

    After my schooling was completed, I...

  • Six Reasons Why People Need Not Go to Hell

    Six Reasons Why People Need Not Go to Hell

    MARCH 2020 | LEON DICKS

    My thoughts are often directed to those who are lost, that they will see the beauty of the Gospel and want to share in it. The Lord has made marvelous plans for mankind’s eternal welfare. The Bible teaches that every soul will spend eternity either in Heaven or Hell. Today,...

  • Mother Led the Way

    Mother Led the Way

    JANUARY 2020 | SYLVIA NEES

    The story of Jesus changed the whole course of my life.

    My mother was brought up in a religious home, and it was more strict than she liked. Thinking the world looked bright, she left her home and married my father, who was a fiddle player and could play all night...

  • Turn Around from Tragedy

    Turn Around from Tragedy

    NOVEMBER 2019 | DELLA EDMONDS

    Originally published in the October 2002 edition of our magazine.

    When my husband and I were married in Kansas, my father gave us a ranch and a new home as a wedding present. Things were going our way, and for seven years we enjoyed those surroundings where love prevailed. Then I...

  • Ask for the Old Paths

    Ask for the Old Paths

    OCTOBER 2019 | CLARENCE FROST

    This message was preached at Portland Camp Meeting 1958, and published in our magazine in August of 1994.

    You know folks, the Gospel is precious. I heard one brother say that he’s been nearly fifty years helping roll the old chariot along. I’m a little bit behind that, but I praise...

  • Why Christians Suffer

    Why Christians Suffer

    SEPTEMBER 2019 | REUEL GREEN

    This article was originally published in the July 2005 edition of our magazine.

    Each of us will go through suffering of one kind or another. It might be physical affliction, persecution, or reverses. That suffering may be something very incomprehensible to us. God never told us in His Word that He...

  • Miracles Change a Saloon Keeper’s Home

    Miracles Change a Saloon Keeper’s Home

    JULY 2019 | ERNEST CATON

    My father was a saloon keeper, as were his father and grandfather before him. I thought I would eventually follow in their steps, but God performed a miracle in our home.

    As a child I spent much of my time around my father’s saloon. I can’t remember when I...

  • In Tune with the Tuner

    In Tune with the Tuner

    JUNE 2019 | DICK TAYLOR

    All people have the blessed opportunity of being so in tune with God that when the Trumpet sounds at the Rapture of the Church, they will rise to meet the Lord in the air, and be forever with Him.

    That harmony of spirit comes when people are purged of their sins....

  • "I thank God for praying children"

    APRIL 2019 | DARWIN LEE

    Darwin Lee was born on June 17, 1926, in Portland, Oregon, to Roger and Ida Lee. His mother died when he was six years of age, and then his father abandoned the family. He spent his early years on property in the Portland area and on Quail Lane in Roseburg....

  • A Drunken Tobacco Farmer Delivered

    A Drunken Tobacco Farmer Delivered

    FEBRUARY 2019 | EUGENE MARSHALL

    When God reached me, He reached one of the worst characters in my neighborhood. In 1915, I was a wicked, sinful man—a drunkard and gambler with seemingly no hope on earth.

    On the farm in Virginia, I raised tobacco, and at one time there were 28,000 sticks of tobacco in the...

  • Submission

    Submission

    JANUARY 2019 | IVON WILSON

    “Submission” is not a popular word today. We hear a lot more about assertiveness, about self-fulfillment. No one likes to give in. Talk of submitting seems to go against the grain, but submission is a very important part of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    It takes submission, giving up...

  • Saved in Peacetime, Protected in Wartime

    Saved in Peacetime, Protected in Wartime

    NOVEMBER 2018 | CHESTER BROWN

    Chester recounted,

    “My folks taught me to reverence God, and that there was a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun. They told me of many of the grosser sins of life, and that you can’t do those things and make Heaven your home. They also told me about being...

  • Have You Settled for Second Best?

    Have You Settled for Second Best?

    OCTOBER 2018 | JOE BISHOP

    We don’t go very far along life’s pathway before we face the universal question—a question that not only spans the ages of time, but also the continents and cultures of this entire world. The question is, “What about eternity?”

    One time a young man who was concerned about this topic came...

  • The Promised Latter Rain

    The Promised Latter Rain

    AUGUST 2018 | FLORENCE CRAWFORD

    We read in Joel 2:28-29, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the...

  • One More Chance

    One More Chance

    JULY 2018 | JIM GILMON

    Thank God for salvation that can take a man out of sin and place his feet on the solid Rock, Christ Jesus!

    I grew up in a semi-Christian home. My mother prayed for her children, but Dad was not a believer. While still young, I decided to lead a life like...

  • “God, You Stop Dolly!”

    “God, You Stop Dolly!”

    JUNE 2018 | DOLLY WALKER

    The most important thing to my mother, in bringing up her eleven children, was that we would know Jesus and serve Him. Though times were hard and we were unable to travel the twelve miles to the nearest Apostolic Faith Church, Mother made it a practice to have family worship...

  • The Essence of True Christianity

    The Essence of True Christianity

    APRIL 2018 | RAYMOND CRAWFORD

    To be a Christian is a tremendous responsibility. It is a call to live a holy and blameless life before God in this present world, and to let your light so shine that others may be won to Christ.

    In the seventeenth chapter of John is found Christ’s prayer to the...

  • In Time for God's Roll Call

    In Time for God's Roll Call

    FEBRUARY 2018 | ALLEN CRABTREE

    Years ago, while I was a soldier at Fort Worden, Washington, God called me to repentance. I had a ruined character, blasted hopes, and an appetite for alcohol. My heart demanded sin.

    Early in life God had spoken to me and caused me to pray. My father was a Christian, but...

  • Show Me Thy Glory

    Show Me Thy Glory

    JANUARY 2018 | JIM WILLIAMS

    The Bible records many unusual and poignant petitions that were sent up to the Lord. There was Joshua, standing with his arms stretched toward the sun and crying out, "Sun, stand thou still." The Bible says the sun stood still "and hasted not to go down about a whole day"...

  • Straightened Out

    Straightened Out

    DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN FRIESEN

    Both my mother and father had grown up with religious backgrounds, but God led them to the light of true salvation through the Apostolic Faith Church. He convicted them of their sins and saved them, so I grew up in a godly home.

    My mother was a real prayer warrior. There...

  • Second Wind

    Second Wind

    OCTOBER 2017 | FORREST DAMRON

    It is a good feeling to get your second wind, to feel that your strength is renewed as that of the eagles, so you can continue in the fight of faith. The Prophet Isaiah had that thought in mind when he said: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew...

  • Hewed to Fit

    Hewed to Fit

    AUGUST 2017 | RENE CASSELL

    Imagine a cedar tree standing in the forests of Lebanon, tall and beautiful. A bird flies by and, seeing the cedar tree, makes its nest there. A squirrel climbs the trunk and sits on a branch to nibble a nut. A weary traveler sits down, puts his back against the...

  • Assignment: India

    Assignment: India

    JULY 2017 | TILLIE NELSON

    My first night in India as a missionary, I was told, “Pay no attention to the lizards on the ceiling, but be sure to shake your slippers in the morning before you put them on; scorpions like to crawl into slippers to keep cool. Also, be sure to tuck the...

  • This Is Love!

    This Is Love!

    JUNE 2017 | LOYCE CARVER

    The love of God. . . . We should remember it, talk about it, live in it, and appreciate it! John 3:16 reveals the very essence of the message of God's love: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him...

  • A Seafaring Man Finds Salvation

    A Seafaring Man Finds Salvation

    APRIL 2017 | GEORGE MARTIN

    My grandparents were immigrants from Ireland, fishermen who settled on a small island in Lake Michigan. There my parents raised me in a good home, where I was the youngest of eleven children. Although we went to church, we did not have a Bible in our house. Neither my mother...

  • "I Found a New Life!"

    MARCH 2017 | OLLIE TALLEY

    For forty-eight years I lived without any understanding of what it meant to be a Christian. When I was a child, my mother told me that God knew everything I was doing, so I thought I just needed to be careful and do the best I could.

    I can look back...