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June 2018
Articles > Historical

Billy Graham: 1918 – 2018 Part Two: 1949–2018

Had Billy Graham’s life ended before September 1949, he would have died virtually unknown. But, the Christ for Greater Los Angeles rally changed all that. Billy called it a ‘watershed’. From the success of those meetings, Graham and the team embarked on more than a half century of ministry, bringing the gospel to more people in more nations than anyone in history. As well as some extraordinary success, the rest of Billy’s life includes controversy. Some critics said his ministry was ‘not of God’; some admirers seemed to disapprove of any criticism at all. A balanced approach is needed.1 Crusades ‘Crusade ministry’ would be Graham’s...

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May 2018
Articles > Youth Features

YOUTH FEATURE: William Tyndale — more than a translator

William Tyndale was born around 1494 in Gloucestershire, most probably in Stinchcombe. In the English-speaking world he is arguably one of the most influential men since the apostles. He was a Christian, preacher, theologian, translator and Reformer, yet was executed for heresy by strangulation, and then his body was burned. Not much is known for certain of Tyndale’s early life. He was thought to have been converted as a child and then attended Magdalen Hall, Oxford University, where he graduated in May 1512 and followed on with an MA in theology. Here he was shocked that reading the Scriptures did not form any part of...

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May 2018
Articles > World Mission > Mozambique

Mozambique: Grace Evangelical Hospital, Nampula

Charles Woodrow reports on the preparation of the new mission hospital. It has been nearly 20 years since I closed down the surgical work I was engaged in during my first eight years in Mozambique, fully expecting to build and inaugurate a mission-owned surgical centre within the next five years. While that was slowly coming to pass, I got involved in so many other important ministries that, even when construction was finished years ago, I could not leave those ministries to recruit the missionary personnel needed to open our facility. Finding doctors For five years we have had a completed hospital, but no missionary doctors...

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May 2018
Articles > World Mission > Mozambique

Mozambique

Medical missionary Charles Woodrow of Grace Missions, serving along with his wife Julie, reports on sustained and very encouraging gospel progress in Mozambique. In July we had another rewarding Fiel Ministries Conference, our 18th annual meeting for pastors and church leaders, with 345 attending from throughout the northern two-thirds of Mozambique. This tied with the previous year for the highest attendance, since the national conference split into two regional meetings several years ago. Together, the two conferences in 2017 had a total attendance of over 750 leaders — the highest so far! The intention of these conferences is not only to refresh and equip evangelical leaders...

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May 2018
India > World Mission

Light of Hope Mission, India

It’s a long-established truth: children merit supportive care. Jesus valued children, and the Light of Hope Mission — a Siloam Christian Ministries project in India — is doing the same. One such child is Jennifer, whose father abandoned her and her mother when Jennifer was a baby. Although her mother tried working in domestic labour to earn a meagre income, there was nobody to care for Jennifer. She gladly placed her little daughter in the Light of Hope Mission children’s home. ‘Today Jennifer is an eight-year-old, a very smart student’, says Pappy Daniel, mission director. ‘Last year at vacation Bible School, she accepted Jesus as...

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May 2018
Articles > Armenia

Hope to People ministry to Kurds and Yazidis

Please keep praying for the ministry to a pagan nation of Kurds and Yazidis that live in the mountains in Armenia. Our missionary Artur Marandyan, with a team of Armenian and Kurdish ministers, preach to this nation that lives high in the mountains, in villages isolated from civilisation. There has recently been an outreach conference to about 100 Kurds and Yazidis. Pray for Hope to People’s (www.hopetopeople.org​) development of this ministry, as Armenia suffers from difficult economic conditions.

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May 2018
Articles > World Mission > Islam > Israel

Abraham’s nation

Some years ago, we aired a series of Arabic radio Bible discussions under the title, God’s original purposes for the Hebrew nation. It was blessed with much lasting gos­pel fruit. The Holy Spirit stirred the hearts of many Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa to under­stand the ultimate purpose of God’s call to Abraham: the coming of the ‘Seed’ or ‘Offspring’ — the prom­ised ‘Seed of the woman’ (Genesis 3:15). Through his coming, blessing comes to all families of the earth (Genesis 12:3; 22:18). Two couples from eastern Saudi Arabia were converted. At the time, there was no SMS text-messaging or internet available...

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May 2018
Articles > Historical

Billy Graham: 1918 – 2018 (part one 1918 – 1949)

Billy Graham’s death on 21 February brought to a close one of the most remarkable Christian lives of the 20th Century. In 1983, when US President Ronald Reagan presented the evangelist with the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in America, he said, ‘His contribution to the wellbeing of the human race is literally immeasurable. The world is a better place because of Billy Graham’. While not everyone would agree with that assessment, in 2006, a year after his last crusade, Graham made it into Gallup’s annual list of the top ten most admired men in the world for the 50th time.1 Mr Graham...

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