“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (3 John 1:4).

NGJ Magazine: July-August 2002

NGJ Magazine:
July-August 2002

Volume 8, Number 4

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Boys, Snakes and Men

Michael Pearl

When I was about twelve, I had 26 snakes in captivity and about fifty lizards. The snakes were non-venomous—what we called spreading adders—pronounced “spreadin-adders." Some people who didn’t know better called them hoghead snakes.

Eating Ants

Debi Pearl

Most parents are too uptight. At least half the joy of life is raising kids. So when Big Papa found that one of our Russian boys had returned the jar of honey to the cabinet without replacing the lid, and 4000 ants were floating in it face down…

Male? Female? Neuter?


While translating the book of Proverbs into Lao, questions arose among my co-workers and proofreaders as to why wisdom is often referred to in the female gender…

God Did It Again!

Debi Pearl

Today Shalom and I canned green beans and potatoes. I can’t express to you how fun it was. Last year it was work, just a matter of doing a job that needed doing.


Michael Pearl

I am impressed. I am impressed with my Heavenly Father. He has done what he said he would do and a whole lot more!

Tansy: The Insect Repellent

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Mom and Dad view foreign missions as a mandate from God. After all, God did say, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature…” Mark 16:15. When my older sister, Rebekah, was just 17, she went to Papua New Guinea on a short-term mission outreach.

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