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June 29 - Dr. Veggie

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    Knarik regularly greeted
    her neighbor Anahit
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    in the mornings on her way to work.
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    They would often stop to talk,
    and their friendship grew.
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    One day, my neighbor told me
    that a new café was opening.
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    It was a healthy, vegan café
    called Dr. Veggie.
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    I was interested in it
    because I love living a healthy lifestyle.
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    I work at a bank,
    and it was near the café.
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    So every day I had lunch there.
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    This café in the center
    of Yerevan, Armenia,
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    was run by Adventists
    as an urban center of influence.
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    Knarik knew that her neighbor
    was a Seventh-day Adventist,
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    but she didn't really understand
    what that meant.
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    Knarik believed in Jesus,
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    but had no interest
    in attending any churches.
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    I remember clearly
    the first time I went there.
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    There was something good
    inside these people.
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    A spiritual peace and calmness
    that I had never met in anyone else.
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    Knarik started participating
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    in the various activities
    the center offered.
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    One of them was a trivia night
    about Bible topics.
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    After the first night,
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    she realized there were so many things
    she didn't understand about the Bible,
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    so she started reading more.
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    Knarik decided it would be best
    to visit the Adventist church
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    to get some of her questions answered.
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    After attending church for about a year,
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    I was invited to a healthy lifestyle camp.
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    I decided to be baptized there,
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    and it was the happiest day of my life!
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    Knarik is so grateful
    for her neighbor Anahit
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    and for the people in the Dr. Veggie café.
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    Urban centers of influence,
    such as Dr. Veggie,
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    can be a crucial bridge
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    between the Adventist church
    and its community.
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    Yerevan is Armenia's largest
    city and capital,
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    with more than a million people.
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    One-third of the country's
    population lives here.
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    As cities like Yerevan
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    increasingly become
    one of the biggest mission challenges,
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    Adventists have the opportunity
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    to create meaningful connections
    with those around them.
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    Unfortunately, it's expensive
    to do mission work in cities.
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    The Dr. Veggie café
    had to close its doors suddenly
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    due to the high cost of rent.
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    This loss is felt
    by the Adventists who run it,
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    but even more so by the community members
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    who have found it to be a fun,
    safe space to spend their time.
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    Dr. Veggie has an opportunity to reopen,
    but they need your help!
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    This quarter, a portion
    of your 13th Sabbath Offering
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    will help reestablish Dr. Veggie
    in a new, improved building.
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    This will give them the opportunity
    to own the space and provide stability,
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    so they can focus
    on building relationships,
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    such as the one they built with Knarik.
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    Please pray for the future of Dr. Veggie
    and the Adventists in Yerevan,
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    who have a passion for mission.
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    Thank you for supporting
    this 13th Sabbath Offering!
Title:
June 29 - Dr. Veggie
Description:

Knarik was introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist Church through the Dr. Veggie cafe. Urban centers of influence such as Dr. Veggie can be a crucial bridge between the Adventist church and its community.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
Team Adventist
Project:
Mission Spotlight DVD
Duration:
03:37
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Theresa Ranft edited English subtitles for June 29 - Dr. Veggie
Theresa Ranft edited English subtitles for June 29 - Dr. Veggie
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