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All articles by Michael Paton

News – Anguish and joy in Chad

News

January 2008
News

News – Anguish and joy in Chad

Anguish and joy in ChadMany were shocked by recent reports of an alleged kidnapping of 103 children in the African country of Chad. Initially, seventeen French, Spanish and Belgian nationals were arrested. They were said to be involved with the French charity 'ZoĆ©'s Ark' (rhyming in French with 'Noah's Ark'), trying to smuggle the…

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Algeria then and now

Article

January 2007
Algeria

Algeria then and now

It is no easy task to compare the Algeria of today with the one where I pastored an Arab church in the 1970s and 1980s. It is nearly 25 years since our family left the second largest country in Africa after nine difficult but thrilling years. In those days the country was governed by…

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The gospel in the Arab world

Article

April 2004
Islam

The gospel in the Arab world

As a young National Serviceman, I was disappointed to be posted to Aden (now Yemen) in 1956 – I wanted to visit Singapore and Malaysia instead. After all, no tourists ever went on holiday to this barren spot!   But the Lord had reasons for sending me, because there I met Arabs for the…

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