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Missionary Spotlight-Spanish Christian literature
July 2005
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Missionary Spotlight-Spanish Christian literature

Editorial Peregrino (Pilgrim Press) is a Reformed publishing house based in Spain that publishes and distributes sound Christian literature in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, including the Americas. The main promoter of this work was the late Bill Clark, who through Evangelical Press and other agencies provided the financial means and expertise necessary to start the venture. In 1979 Editorial Peregrino was legally registered in Spain as a limited company and until 1990 it functioned as the Spanish branch of Evangelical Press, publishing 24 titles during that period of time. Independent   After 1990 Editorial Peregrino became an independent publisher. With the help of various...

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Is God calling you to be a missionary?
July 2005
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Is God calling you to be a missionary?

God’s ‘call’ to someone to be a missionary is not authoritative in the way the Scriptures are — your ‘calling’ can never be beyond question. Nevertheless, you can be profoundly sure in your own heart. God can bring you to a conviction that, all things considered (including Scripture!), this is the path of obedience. The conviction is not infallible but, when it is of God, it brings peace. God gives us ten means to this end. Only one is infallible — the Bible. All the others are relative, and not absolutely decisive, although they are important. Various combinations of the ten are the fuel God...

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Missionary Spotlight – Bible translation
March 2005
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Missionary Spotlight – Bible translation

Ethnic minorities often make headlines in the secular press but not often enough in Christian circles. However, our concern for such people-groups is an indication of how seriously we take the last instructions of the one we call Lord. Jesus told his disciples to go to the ethnos and make disciples of them — all of them. Each ethnic group is important to God. It was the Lord who brought about different language groups in the first place; and it is he who has set us this goal. To make disciples we must use the Bible — God’s own witness to Jesus Christ. Bible translation...

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October 2004
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ETI – encouraging progress

The new (October to December) issue of Evangelical Times Internationalcompletes ETI’s first year. The slimmed-down airmail edition of Evangelical Timesnow has subscribers in 46 countries world-wide and a rising circulation.   We are grateful to God for this progress but are conscious that many opportunities remain untapped. Readers can join us in this ministry — either by sending us names and addresses of contacts overseas to whom we can send sample copies, or by sponsoring copies to lands where exchange rates make even the modest cost hard to meet.   If you can help, please contact [email protected] For your encouragement we append some extracts from...

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Missionary Spotlight-Sickness and street children
December 2003
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Missionary Spotlight-Sickness and street children

There are an estimated 160 million street children in the world – 1 million in the Philippines, 40 million throughout Latin America (8,000 on the streets of Bogotá, Colombia). Who takes care of them when they are ill? When we are sick, we have people to look after us, a bed to sleep in, blankets to keep us warm, clean water to drink, and hot chicken noodle soup to speed our recovery! But where do the street children, and the 13 million AIDS orphans in Africa, go for comfort and care? Where do they get medicine and clean water? Where do they sleep? May I...

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December 2003
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Missionary Spotlight-Escape from persecution

I was born in to a Jewish family in prosperous Vienna, Austria, in 1930. Although my parents did not strictly observe the Jewish religion, father took my brother and me to synagogue occasionally. Mother never went. Then came the Anschluss to shatter our secure world. Our parents immediately explained that because the Nazis were persecuting the Jews we would have to leave Austria as soon as possible. And so we did, on 22 December 1938.   Why were the Jews persecuted?   We made our new home in Sydney, Australia. Father continued to take us to synagogue on most Saturdays. For the rest, we only...

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Missionary Spotlight
August 2003
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Missionary Spotlight

Recently it was a privilege to spend a few days with Zdenìk and Nicola Karásek in Liberec, teaching God’s Word in relation to creation. Liberec is close to the old East German and Polish borders in the Bohemian Mountains. It was here that the Nazis walked into Sudetenland, after the 1938 Munich agreement with its infamous ‘Peace in our time’ speech by Neville Chamberlain. Liberec fell without a gun being sounded, even though Czechoslovakia’s defences were all prepared. These defences can still be seen today along the northern border and remind us of the deadly way our enemy Satan can sometimes enter the church without...

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December 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-True healing

We were both born into practising Roman Catholic homes, one in Switzerland and the other in Belgium. All our schooling took place in Roman Catholic institutions and God was part of our daily life, although we had no personal relation with him. When we were married and had two children, the time came to think about their religious upbringing. We were Roman Catholics living in a Protestant environment, and our priest allowed our children to follow a Protestant education so long as the children completed their first communion and confirmation in the Catholic Church. Seeking At this time we were brought to think about our...

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Missionary Spotlight-The Relay
December 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-The Relay

Since November 1994, I have been working with the UK-based Grace Baptist Mission, training men for Christian ministry in the French-speaking world. This work is currently centred on the city of Lausanne in French Switzerland. Our ultimate aim is to plant new Evangelical churches and consolidate small established churches in French-speaking lands. So we are working in a Western European country once famous for its Christianity, but now strongly influenced by postmodernism, new age thinking and secular humanism. Export Having started as a Modern Languages teacher, I was set apart for missionary work by Kempston Evangelical Church, Bedford. My preparation was through a church-based training...

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Missionary Spotlight-The church of Sainshand
July 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-The church of Sainshand

It was a hot late spring day in the small railway town of Sainshand in the Gobi desert. The sky was clear and blue as it is for much of the year. Inside the small church building, not much larger than a large garden shed, about 25 people were listening intently to a Mongolian man giving his testimony. Our friend Tsengelmaa, a 19-year-old local girl, was sweating profusely, not because of the heat, but out of fear. The man giving his testimony came from another Mongolian town hundreds of miles to the west – Dalanzadgad, in a region made famous in the 1920s for its...

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Missionary Spotlight-Les Echos de la V’rit’: 10 years on
June 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-Les Echos de la V’rit’: 10 years on

January 2002 saw the 10th year of publication of Les Échos de la Vérité, the miniature French-speaking brotherof Evangelical Times! Les Échos is an 8-page newspaper, published quarterly by Éditions Europresse, an organisation that is part of Evangelical Press’ missionary work to the French-speaking world, chiefly Europe, Africa and the West Indies. Coupled with this newspaper, Europresse is involved in broadcasting Christian radio programmes to French-speaking countries via radio stations like FEBA, Family Radio and ELWA. New opportunity In 1990, ELWA’s transmitter in Monrovia, Liberia, was destroyed in the civil war. Suddenly, we found ourselves without an airwaves voice in vast areas of Western Africa....

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Web Witness Worldwide
July 2001
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Web Witness Worldwide

I no longer think of www as merely World Wide Web but rather Web Witness Worldwide. These initials have come to have a different meaning for me as a result of my involvement with truthzone.co.uk as part of my pastoral ministry. The equation for this new opportunity for service was simple: 30 years of personal Bible research + Internet technology + a universal language (English) = worldwide witness. Having no formal training in information technology, I cannot say that the transference of truth from heart to website has been easy. But it has proved achievable with perseverance and without specialist knowledge. A suitable site My...

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