The Story Month Project

We are all about having the conversations that aren’t happening at church (but should be!).

True, vulnerable stories fit into that category, so we featured stories from our audience every day in the month of May 2020, you can read them below.

Brooke Pearson

Brooke Pearson

Hi my name is Brooke and I am currently working as a Primary School Teachers Aide in NNSW. I like puns and hanging with my clan camping, boating, biking (more so the motor kind), and horse riding. I love all things outdoorsy/adventury and have been diagnosed (by dad)...

Jackie Garci

Jackie Garci

Story Month: Hello my name is Jackie, I am a speech language pathologist assistant and I’m from California. Music has always been important and present in my life. I grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a part of music and worship in church from a very...

Eric Jean-Baptiste

Eric Jean-Baptiste

I think it is an interesting time to say what I am passionate about because I’m getting to do it a whole lot these days. I always felt the call to ministry but I felt like God made a mistake in calling me because I was and still am extremely socially awkward. Meeting...

Jaqueline Bronze

Jaqueline Bronze

Hi, my name is Jaqueline, I am from Brazil. The following took place when I was in College. Sometimes during my vacations, I used to sell adventist literature as a colporteur. I remember on my first vacation that our leader used to say we probably wouldn't see the...

Karissa Thomas

Karissa Thomas

My name is Karissa Thomas.  I am a freshman at Walla Walla University and am pursuing a nursing degree.  I decided I wanted to be a nurse so I can help people and make a positive difference in the world.  I hope to do travel and missionary nursing at some point in my...

George Siems

George Siems

I’m 28 years old, live in Victoria AUS, my daily paid adventure is climbing trees (Arborist) but I love everything adventurous in the outdoors, being in nature and appreciating the wonders of what God has made always inspires me.  I’m a deep thinker and enjoy a...

Johans Romero

Johans Romero

Story Month: Hi! My name is Johans. I was born in Guatemala, and my folks moved around a bit when I was younger, so I’ve lived in Canada, Texas, Guatemala, California, and most recently Huntsville, Alabama. I am passionate about banana bread. My grandmother always...

Timothy Davies

Timothy Davies

Story Month: In considering what to share, I quickly thought of the struggles I have had in my life and how I have been drawn closer to God as I have walked through them. When deaths, breakups, moves, etc occur in life, and we walk through them, we often share a...

Sane Dube

Sane Dube

My name is Sanelisiwe. It means contented. My parents were not satisfied until they had me, it seems. They raised me in a Christian home and taught me to pray. I must say I grew up knowing Jesus all my life. My dad was a politician and high achiever. He fostered in us...

Scott Heitmann

Scott Heitmann

It was April 2018 and I found myself sitting inside a Filipino Prison. Not incarcerated for committing a crime, but awaiting my opportunity to give hope to the men who found themselves incarcerated. I recall listening to the man who addressed the inmates before me. I...

Jordan Vallieres

Jordan Vallieres

My name is Jordan Vallieres, I currently live in Orlando, FL and work as a Nurse Practitioner.  Grew up Adventist my whole life, adventures, pathfinders, elementary school, Great Lakes Adventist Academy in Michigan, and Southern Adventist University in TN where I...

Kristen Apostol

Kristen Apostol

Hi! My name is Kristen, I'm 14 and I love Jesus. I'm a pureblood Pinay living in the land down under (beware the drop bears!!), and I love my bogan home! I've been brought up in a Seventh Day Adventist household, and I count myself blessed for that. I’m an absolute...

Dewaynega George

Dewaynega George

My name is Dewaynega George, and I am from Guyana, South America, city of Georgetown. I was born at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity on the Essequibo coast, I’m 24 years old, I grew up in the Dartmouth village on the Essequibo coast. I attended the...

Two More Extraordinary Stories

Two More Extraordinary Stories

We share two more stories this week that will inspire you. Pauline tells of her journey; swapping night clubs for church camps and bad relationships for great ones and what it took for her and Mark to build the relationship they have. Story 2 is Ernie sharing about...

Pauline Escano

Pauline Escano

Hi, my name's Pauline. I'm at my quarter-life-crisis (25 years old), come from the suburbs of Melbourne ('burn-city') and have a big heart for Jesus. While I knew about Jesus in my teens, it took hitting rock bottom and breaking off my 3.5 year relationship 🥺 to...

Catalina Arevalo

Catalina Arevalo

I’m an entrepreneur for the Gospel! I don’t know if I’ve succeeded in any of my Gospel ‘ventures’ but I’ll keep following God’s calling for me and walk through whatever door God brings me to until I take my last breath. I have little to no experience or skills to...

Jonathan Hardy

Jonathan Hardy

My name is Jonathan and I have been attending the same church since birth. My family has always been very involved with the church and the different ministries. I was enrolled in Pathfinders and Adventurers where I continue to serve till this day. I've been teaching...

Brittany Bartlow

Brittany Bartlow

My name is Brittany, I'm 21, I work in insurance & I am a Seventh-Day Adventist.  I grew up a non-practicing Catholic, didn't know much about religion except that I could sing at church and it was all kind of scary.  I came from a lifestyle of...

Megan Brinsmead

Megan Brinsmead

My name is Megan (or Megsy as AusTableTalk now calls me!). I live in southern NSW and my life consists of work, family, friends, exercise, God, singing, chocolate and watermelon. Lots of watermelon =) I grew up in a household where Jesus was a part of our daily lives...

Kevin Brouet

Kevin Brouet

I am currently a student studying construction. In my life I have done many things from working at summer camps to flying planes to meeting the prime minister. I am blessed to be thrown into all the adventures life has for me, because it gives me a chance to learn new...

Two Extraordinary Stories

Two Extraordinary Stories

On our social media accounts we have been doing "Story month" Sharing one story from our audience every day for the month of may. in this episode we have picked just a couple for you to enjoy on the show. if you want more, check out our socials for a story every day...

Kenesha Pike

Kenesha Pike

I am an introverted millennial from the country known for its maple syrup and hockey, Canada. I work in retail, particularly in the area of ecommerce. I am a young leader within my church, as well as a daughter, sister and aunty in my family. My hobbies include:...

Jess Shipton

Jess Shipton

Hey, I’m Jess and I love people. I’m crazy passionate about encouraging others and lifting others up.  There is something special about seeing people talk about what they’re passionate about. Their entire face lights up. They become more animated. They speak with...

Samuel Moreno

Samuel Moreno

My name is Samuel Moreno, I just turned 37 years old and I am a pastor and church planter in the Oregon Conference. Born in New Jersey, but raised in Cleveland, I come from a Hispanic (El Salvador) family, including one brother. It was during my time in college, at...

Sam Melville

Sam Melville

Hi my name is Sam Melville, I am 20 years old, and I am an outdoor recky and rock climbing fanatic! One of my passions in life is rock climbing! If you know me, you know I love spending all my free time rock climbing. It doesn't matter if it's outdoor, indoor, top...

Troy Wallace

Troy Wallace

Hi, my name is Troy Wallace and I currently serve as a pastor at the Crosspoint Adventist Church in Hillsboro, Oregon. Reflecting on my life narrative, it’s hard to imagine being in this place of full-time vocational ministry. If you saw my life 6 years ago, I’d be...

Timothy Kosaka

Timothy Kosaka

Growing up in the Church, I distinctly remember my conference youth director sharing the staggering statistics of how many young adults leave the Adventist faith following college. I was shocked to hear that hundreds, if not thousands of Adventists leave the church in...

Matthew Biggs

Matthew Biggs

“When I read John 12:25 “Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” I just started praising God because I can tell you with 100% certainty that I hated my life up to that point and I was so eager to receive...

JoLene Danielson

JoLene Danielson

My name is JoLene Danielson, I graduated from Walla Walla University in 2018 with a BBA in accounting and I currently work for a nonprofit for low-income housing in Portland. A few of my hobbies include Krav Maga, horseback riding, Yoga, Zumba, hiking, traveling and...

Ernie Hernandez

Ernie Hernandez

My name is Ernie Hernandez and I am the owner of New Creation Media, a company that is dedicated to producing digital media for evangelism, I’m a musician, audio engineer, videographer and photographer, I’m also one part of a full time music ministry, with my...

Daniel Kuberek

Daniel Kuberek

My name is Daniel Kuberek, I'm the assistant editor for Signs of the Times magazine in Australia/New Zealand. I also work on other projects at Adventist Media. I was born to Polish parents; I'm the only Aussie in my family. My parents moved here after my dad was...

Cariel Coates

Cariel Coates

My name is Cariel Coates. I am a musician and singer. I am a 25 year old Caribbean girl who moved to the United States 4 years ago to pursue my career in music and to further my education. I come from a musical background and spiritual family. I am passionate about...

Renee Vaughn-Beaulieu

Renee Vaughn-Beaulieu

I would say that God has been leading me through difficulties and challenges since the beginning of my life. My biological father struggled with addiction and mental health problems. My biological mom was compassionate to a fault. When I was six months old my...

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