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July 2002
Articles > Mongolia

Mongolia – land of contradictions

The Gobi desert paid me a visit today: icy wind, sand, rain and snow all arrived together, screaming off the steppe, lashing around me, boring sand into eyes, nose, ears and mouth. I am getting warm again in our apartment on the top floor of a building in the eastern sector of Ulaanbaatar. The…

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Missionary Spotlight – Obeying God in Jordan

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March 2002
Jordan

Missionary Spotlight – Obeying God in Jordan

‘We must obey God rather than men’ (Acts 5:29). This short but powerful quote kept coming to mind during a recent trip to Jordan. Much of our journey was spent visiting sites rich in biblical significance.   Jordan’s legal system is founded upon Islamic principles. Muslims are forbidden to convert to Christianity on pain…

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Missionary Spotlight – Advances in Thailand

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March 2002
Thailand

Missionary Spotlight – Advances in Thailand

It has been nearly two years since Maran-atha Bible Presbyterian Church in Singapore sent out its first missionary couple.   Robert and Dara Peh (with their two young children, Evangel and Evangeline), both graduates of the Far Eastern College, Singapore, are labouring diligently in Thailand. Thailand is a country of more than 60 million…

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January 2002
Articles > Turkey

A Bible for modern Turkey

The date is 6 October 2001 and there is great rejoicing in a church in Istanbul. One lady puts it like this: ‘I have cried a lot today. Today the Bible is in my hands’. She expresses the feeling of the other Turkish believers when she says, ‘We are very happy … more than…

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January 2002
Articles > General > China

Chinese puzzle

It can be difficult to grasp the true state of a church from a distance. This is particularly true when we live many thousands of miles away and speak a different language! In recent years there have been reports of great movements of God in China. We hear of large numbers of converts to…

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November 2001
Articles > World Mission > Jordan

Understanding Jordan

To understand what it means to be an Evangelical Christian in Jordan requires an understanding of the country’s recent political history. This article provides such an outline. Jordan is unusual, being the only Arab nation whose royal dynasty is not indigenous — the Hashemites originated from the Arabian Peninsula. The Hashemites and Al-Sauds were…

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October 2001
Mongolia

Missionary Spotlight – Moving mountains in Mongolia

On the other side of the mountain lies a place of intense darkness. A place where for hundred of years Satan has owned ‘the real estate’, and the power of darkness penetrates the countryside. Alcohol deadens the minds of the men and makes them easy captives of demonic forces. The most striking building in…

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April 2001
Iran

Missionary Spotlight Iran

For more than 20 years a militant Islam has tried to annihilate Christianity in Iran. After gaining control of the nation’s institutions, it declared that there was only one valid religion – Islam! All other faiths and ideologies were proscribed. It ruthlessly consolidated its hold and began spreading Ayatollah Khomeini’s ideology to other countries.…

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March 2001
Singapore

Singapore – Far Eastern Bible College (FEBC)

Theological training is vital for church growth. In his book Forty Years on the Road to Church Growth, FEBC’s founding principal Dr Timothy Tow wrote: ‘Without proper Bible teaching the church that relies on self-taught evangelists or missionaries will be stifled in growth, inasmuch as the tether of their theological knowledge is short and…

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March 2001
Articles > Singapore

God’s bountiful mercies to Singapore

Founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, Singapore is today a tropical island city-state strategically located at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsular. With a population of 4.1 million people from diverse cultures, it has been greatly blessed and preserved as a nation by Almighty God over the past four decades. Singapore became…

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March 2001
Articles > Singapore

Singapore – Saved by Grace

1. Testimony of Allan Oh Ewe Yook I was born in Penang and received my primary education in a Roman Catholic Missionary School. I did not know God then. I was brought up by my parents in Taoism and Buddhism. Deep impression After completing my schooling in Penang in 1977, I joined the Singapore…

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March 2001
Articles > Singapore

Fact File – Singapore

Area: 247 square miles. Environment: Singapore has a tropical climate, with high humidity and frequent thunderstorms. It is mainly low-lying. Population: 4.1 million Life expectancy: Male 77, female 83. Ethnic groups: Chinese 77%, Malay 15%, Indian 4%, others (including Eurasian) 4%. Official languages: Mandarin (Chinese), English, Malay and Tamil. Literacy: 91%. Economy: ‘Singapore is…

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