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All articles in category Eastern Africa

Missionary Spotlight – Encouragement in Ethiopia

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February 2008
Ethiopia

Missionary Spotlight – Encouragement in Ethiopia

Encouragement in Ethiopia Ethiopia, in the horn of Africa, is five and a half times the area of UK and has a population of 70 million. It is a poor country with an average life expectancy of only 39 years. Half the population belongs to the Coptic Church, one third is Muslim, and over…

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Missionary Spotlight – Pioneer mission in Kenya

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January 2008
Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Pioneer mission in Kenya

  Pioneer mission in Kenya Here is a typical question from the people of Tarakit: ‘Is it true that we must pray before the cock crows, as this is the time when the angels return to heaven and the devils come down to earth?’ Tarakit is on a hill beyond Chepkinagh, with good views…

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December 2007
Uganda

Compassion in Uganda

Compassion in Uganda Battling through heavy rain, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) pilot Laura Westley flew a team from the Mildmay Clinic to conduct a one-day clinic at Bobi — a camp for internally displaced people in northern Uganda. On arrival the team was greeted by rows of mothers, waiting patiently with their children to…

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Missionary Spotlight – Kenya reaching the Pokot people

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November 2007
Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Kenya reaching the Pokot people

Kenya – reaching the Pokot people   West Pokot is in northwest Kenya. It is over 300 miles from Nairobi and close to the Ugandan border. Its people have traditionally been cattle raiders. There is little water available in their communities and no electricity. Light at night is provided by hurricane lamps. There are…

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Missionary Spotlight – Uganda then and now

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September 2007
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight – Uganda then and now

Uganda then and now  Any first-time visitor to Uganda’ s capital city, Kampala, would find roads crammed with mini-buses, street vendors, motorbike taxis (boda-bodas), bicycles and people. The congestion inevitably bottlenecks at Kampala’s notorious Clock Tower roundabout. As vehicles jockey for position the confusion takes on a surreal quality when a perspiring street evangelist…

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Compassion in Northern Uganda

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April 2007
Uganda

Compassion in Northern Uganda

While in war-torn Northern Uganda, we visited a refugee camp to encourage several pastors serving in the area. The camps are filled with violence, poverty, hopelessness and fear. As we walked around one with the pastors, hundreds of children gathered round us. They were so filthy. Those who had clothes wore rags; and most…

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Cush for Christ

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October 2006
Kenya

Cush for Christ

Psalm 68:31 says, ‘Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God’. However, ‘Ethiopia’ here is a translation of the Hebrew word ‘Cush’. Among the several pastoral Cushite peoples in the deserts of Northern Kenya are the Rendille, with their fascinating cultural background. It is probable that the Rendille were influenced by black Ethiopian Jews…

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Encouraging news from Africa

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October 2006
Zambia

Encouraging news from Africa

This year’s Zambian Reformed Family Conference and School of Theology were held in Lusaka from 21-25 August. The keynote address was given by Choolwe Mwetwa, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Chingola, Zambia. He showed from Romans 8 how true spiritual assurance comes from reflecting upon the eternal dimensions of our salvation. Guest preachers…

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Missionary Spotlight

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April 2005
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight

Over the past 15 years the African Bible College (ABC) in Malawi has enrolled a steady stream of students from Uganda, who endure the five-day bus trip from Kampala to Lilongwe. They have encouraged the ABC administration to open a campus in their home country. Eight years ago the ABC founders, Dr J. W.…

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Missionary Spotlight – Snakes and boda-bodas

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April 2005
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight – Snakes and boda-bodas

Our move to Uganda was not supposed to be terribly complicated. Our family had already lived in Malawi for 15 years – three of our five children were born there – so we knew Africa, and how critical it was to allow for the unexpected. We checked in at the airport four hours early…

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Missionary Spotlight

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April 2005
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight

Uganda – named ‘the pearl of Africa’ by Sir Winston Churchill – has a population of 26 million, 50% of them under 14 years old. The north has experienced armed conflict since the 1980s; the south has had greater stability. My son Dan and I recently went on a medical mission to the north.…

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Zambia’s day of opportunity

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January 2005
Zambia

Zambia’s day of opportunity

Everything will be revealed at the judgement seat of Christ and we must judge nothing before the time. Nevertheless, we are right to look into the history of the great enterprise of Christ in the earth and seek to understand our present situation and how we reached it. I believe that this is especially…

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