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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia today

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October 2004
Zambia

Missionary Spotlight – Zambia today

We have wonderful opportunities to preach Christ in Zambia, and the people are so ready to listen! Lusaka Baptist Church’s (LBC) weekly TV programme has a wide audience, and there are many positive comments from viewers. We are also greatly encouraged by the progress of our sister Reformed Baptist churches in Zambia. This is…

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Missionary Spotlight – Ugandan children in crisis

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March 2004
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight – Ugandan children in crisis

  Ongoing violence by rebels in the north of Uganda is having a devastating effect on the population, especially on the children. The rebel organisation known cynically as ‘the Lord’s Resistance Army’ (LRA) operates in the area around the city of Gulu. In 17 years of violence, 25,000 children have been abducted, and thousands…

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Missionary Spotlight  – Cash, cows and Kwacha Fund-raising Malawian style

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November 2003
Malawi

Missionary Spotlight – Cash, cows and Kwacha Fund-raising Malawian style

  It was a lethal combination! A small church, a large congregation, and the hottest month of the year in Malawi — October — odiously referred to by a former British colonialist as ‘suicide month’.   I watched from my seat on the platform, sitting next to the well-dressed pastor (in a neatly pressed…

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Missionary Spotlight – Malawi’s heritage

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November 2003
Malawi

Missionary Spotlight – Malawi’s heritage

  Malawi has a rich Christian heritage, beginning with its famous pioneer missionary, David Livingstone.   During the twentieth century, the Church of Scotland, Free Church of Scotland and Dutch Reformed Church, co-operated to form the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). This new denomination became so influential in Malawi that by the late…

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Missionary Spotlight – Books for Malawi

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November 2003
Malawi

Missionary Spotlight – Books for Malawi

  AMalawian pastor recently remarked: ‘The problem here, as in much of Africa, is that the body often does not get the balanced, nourishing diet it needs to grow properly’. He was not referring to their physical needs but to the development of the church.   He continued: ‘Although the Evangelical church is growing…

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Missionary Spotlight – Malawi today

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November 2003
Malawi

Missionary Spotlight – Malawi today

  It has been some years since we lived in Malawi working with the Zambesi Mission, so it was with a sense of uncertainty that I revisited recently.   Would Malawi have changed under its new president? Would my old friends still remember me? Would the church have made progress? The answers were all…

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Missionary Spotlight – Kalacha, Kenya

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October 2003
Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Kalacha, Kenya

  Every morning a small group of men meet for a time of prayer and Bible study in the little church in Kalacha, in the north of Kenya.   Led by one of the missionaries, the group are currently working through the Psalms, and one morning during my recent visit they came to Psalm…

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September 2003
Madagascar

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – Madagascar

Fact File – Madagascar Area: 226,657 square miles; the fourth largest island in the world; lying east of Mozambique.   Environment : The climate is tropical on the coast, temperate inland, and arid in the south and south west. Madagascar has a narrow coastal plain and central mountainous plateau (Maromokotro 2,876 metres). It experiences…

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Missionary Spotlight – Madagascar’s religions

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September 2003
Madagascar

Missionary Spotlight – Madagascar’s religions

  The Malagasy people are a unique mix of Indonesian and African. Their religion is based on ancestor worship. Madagascar is famous for its cults of the dead.   The capital is full of boutiques, internet cafes and cars — yet most Malagasy live far from ‘civilisation’ and cook home-grown rice on wood fires,…

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Missionary Spotlight : Madagascar – seizing the opportunities

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September 2003
Madagascar

Missionary Spotlight : Madagascar – seizing the opportunities

  Madagascar is a large island (1,000 miles long and 300 miles across) 250 miles off the east coast of Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in the world.   No one knows the origins of the indigenous people, although it seems fairly certain that Malagasy culture has Malayo-Polynesian roots. Many of…

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Missionary Spotlight – Medicine in Mandritsara

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September 2003
Madagascar

Missionary Spotlight – Medicine in Mandritsara

  In 1996 a small mission hospital called the Good News Hospital was opened in Mandritsara, a market town in the northern interior of Madagascar.   This is a remote but populous area, where almost everyone lives by subsistence farming — mainly of rice and cattle. The hospital was begun by a team from…

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August 2002
Articles > Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Factfile

Area: 150,873 square miles. Neighbouring countries: Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa. Environment: Zimbabwe is landlocked, with a tropical climate moderated by higher altitude, and a rainy season lasting from November to March. The River Zambezi forms the nation’s north-eastern boundary and is famous for its Victoria Falls. Capital: Harare (2.3 million). Other city:…

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