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August 2002
Articles > Zimbabwe

Church Planting in Harare

In the providence of God, we are presently planting a new church in Harare. As far as we know, it is the only Reformed Baptist church in Zimbabwe. I have been preaching here since 1999, having studied at the London Reformed Baptist Seminary from 1998 to 1999. I am married to Plaxedes; we have seven…

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June 2002
South Africa

John Blanchard in SA

John Blanchard has recently returned to the UK from a remarkably fruitful tour of speaking engagements in South Africa. Organized by the Alpha and Omega Trust in conjunction with Christian Book Discounters, the tour took him to several towns in the Johannesburg and Pretoria area, to the south coast town of George and to…

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Missionary Spotlight-Lusaka

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June 2002
Zambia

Missionary Spotlight-Lusaka

We are thankful to the Lord for his upholding grace. It has been an extraordinarily hot, humid month, and at times we have felt drained. But I am very encouraged by the tremendous work undertaken by our church elders at Lusaka Baptist Church, Zambia. We now have four elders and it is my joy…

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Missionary Spotlight-Benin

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June 2002
Benin

Missionary Spotlight-Benin

Europresse (the French branch of Evangelical Press) held its annual preachers’ course conference in Benin, West Africa, in February 2002. Students from both Benin and Togo attended. Pastor Robert Strivens from England and I were welcomed at the airport by Eric and Paulin, leaders of the Grace Church in Cotonou, Benin. Our hotel was…

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May 2002
Namibia

Missionary Spotlight – Facts

Area— 318,215 square miles.   Neighbours   — Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. Environment   — Hot desert. The Namib Desert runs along the western coast, the Kalahari Desert runs to the east. The Orange and Zambezi rivers form part of Namibia’s borders. Population   — 1.8 million. Urbanisation   : 39%. Ethnic…

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Missionary Spotlight – Developments in Ovamboland

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May 2002
Namibia

Missionary Spotlight – Developments in Ovamboland

Radio preaching and open-air evangelistic campaigns among the Oshivambo people have resulted in much blessing. As a result, new village churches have started. The work has proved particularly fruitful in seven villages.   This fruitfulness is demonstrated by groups of people now gathering to listen to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word in…

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Missionary Spotlight – AIM and AEF

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May 2002
Namibia

Missionary Spotlight – AIM and AEF

The gospel was first preached in Namibia in the first half of the nineteenth century, when a strong Evangelicalism emerged.   However, the influence of liberal theology gradually led to a weakening of the churches, and large numbers of professing Christians mixed their beliefs with ancestor worship. But the Dutch Reformed Church remained evangelical…

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Missionary Spotlight – Encouragements in Namibia

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May 2002
Namibia

Missionary Spotlight – Encouragements in Namibia

The South African Baptist Union began missionary work in Namibia in the 1950s. They were followed by Southern Baptists, who caused much harm by their emphasis on baptismal regeneration. As a result many in their churches today have not repented of sin and are not born again.   Blessing   A few of us in…

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Missionary Spotlight

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May 2002
Namibia

Missionary Spotlight

The gospel in Namibia   Namibia was a German colony between 1883 and 1915. Subsequently it was ruled by South Africa until 1990.   The first missionaries to arrive in Namibia were Abraham and Christian Albrecht of the London Missionary Society (LMS). They crossed the Orange River and established a mission station in the…

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March 2002
Mozambique

Missionary Spotlight – Opportunities in Mozambique

Christian missionaries have freedom to work in Mozambique provided they do so responsibly. There are many opportunities. Here are some examples. Unreached First, northern Mozambique is an area where Islam is strong and many people have never heard the name of Christ. However, some missionaries are working in rural areas and larger towns like…

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November 2001
Sudan

Missionary Spotlight – Sudan

I recognised him as soon as I answered the knock on the guest-house door. He had been one of the evangelists at the previous week’s conference. His two top front teeth were missing and the first tooth on either side of the gap was bright gold. But it wasn’t his dental work that had…

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November 2001
Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Opportunities in Kenya

The fellowship at Ulaani gave me a handsome wooden lion. The pastor’s wife welcomed me with a multi-coloured garland. Later I was presented with a wooden walking stick and a hand-made bag and skirt for my wife. Of course they had to try the skirt on me to show how it should be tied…

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