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When I was five years old and growing up on our family farm in Oklahoma, we had a full-size quarter horse named Shorty. One day, my mother needed eggs from Aunt Nelly’s farm half a mile down the road, and she asked me to get them.

I felt very excited as mother put me in the saddle and I commanded Shorty to go. All went well until we reached the end of the driveway. That’s when Shorty decided he didn’t like what was happening and turned around and went back to the barn.

I couldn’t make Shorty go, no matter how hard I tried. Finally, mother intervened, and Shorty knew she meant business. My mother had true grit and the wily horse knew it!

Watch the video below where I share this story of one of my earliest memories of mother’s determination in the face of opposition. That same spirit is what propels AWR forward as we share the gospel message with the world. It’s what inspires the two young men I mention in the video who right now are distributing Godpods on the front lines of Ukraine. And it’s the spirit that inspires all who want Jesus to come again soon!

Thank you for supporting the work of Adventist World Radio and for making a profound difference in the lives of millions around the world.

Yours in the Blessed Hope,

Duane McKey


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