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All articles by William Smylie

Missionary Spotlight – Moldova Today

Article

November 2009
Moldova

Missionary Spotlight – Moldova Today

Moldova Today   Moldova’s recent history has been one of changing borders and, as a result, changing rulers. Once it was part of Romania, then for decades it was under the Soviet Union until that empire began to crumble with the fall of Communism in the early nineties; then it became an independent republic…

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Missionary Spotlight – Through Communism & beyond

Article

November 2008
Bulgaria

Missionary Spotlight – Through Communism & beyond

Through Communism & beyond   Not long ago, communist totalitarianism was a huge threat to Bulgarian Evangelicals. The government’s goal was to abolish evangelicalism by state pressure, internment and the prohibition of teaching religion to children. In 1948 all evangelical pastors were arrested and condemned as ‘spies against the state’ and in 1949 Protestant…

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Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia today

Article

October 2007
Macedonia

Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia today

  Macedonia today   The ancient province of Macedonia existed during the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. In 1913, after the Balkan wars, the Bucharest Treaty divided Macedonia between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria. Eventually, after World War II, the part of Macedonia ruled by Serbia emerged as one of the six Republics of Yugoslavia.…

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