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Gary Stone

Location: Williamston, S.C., United States

Member Since: February 2010

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Gary Trenton Stone grew up in a small town in South Carolina called Williamston. He was educated at Clemson University (B.A. in History and a minor in Philosophy and Religion) and then earned the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as a pastor, a Chaplain, a church planter, and a field missionary and he has been involved in missions for most of his adult life.

For 25 years Gary and his family have served as IMB missionaries in the eastern jungles of Ecuador, the Outback of Australia and in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala. He has a tale to tell and he tells it well! What If Everyone Lived Next Door to Jesus? (published by Hannibal Books) is packed full of stories that will have you on the edge of your seat at one moment... and in stitches of laughter the next!

Enjoy stories such as:

-A stomach-churning tightrope walk across quicksand

-A story that you will never forget about the Christmas Buzzard!

-A loving big brother who takes a beating to introduce a future missionary to the power of grace and mercy.

-The sad fate of a Guatemalan beggar who rejects free medical treatment.

-A large glass beaker that brims with blood as a Mayan priest sacrifices animal after animal.

-Tales from the Amazon Basin, the Outback of Australia and the Mayan highlands of Guatemala. These stories will challenge you, encourage you and strengthen you to take the risk to live your life for Jesus Christ! They will make you laugh and cry, but they will leave you wanting to hear more!

Gary is very much a storyteller. And at the foundation of each tale lie Gary's wry, gentle humor and the tenderness he has for God and His children. Gary uses everyday situations to explain a much bigger spiritual truth. Once you have read his stories, you will understand his true talent for seeing spiritual principles in the least likely of circumstances.

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