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July 2018
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Broadcasting the gospel to Afghans

During the first few decades of OM, special prayer was promoted for nine countries with no known believers. Today, there is no country without followers of Jesus, although there hasn’t been a viable church in Afghanistan for centuries. Gordon Magney was obsessed with changing that, first going to Afghanistan in the 1960s. When Mel Warden* — who joined the work among Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1981 — was returning to Canada to study in 1989, Gordon asked him to re-launch radio programmes for Afghan audiences after a month of training. Mel and his wife met with a number of Afghans in Toronto who had...

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July 2018
World Mission

Warning – dangerous weapons! – A globe and a wall map

William Carey loved maps! He sewed together a large globe made from coloured, left over scraps of shoe leather. He would use it when teaching children. It is said that the young people would sometimes be surprised at his geography lessons. When teaching about some far-off country he would burst out with an agonised, and often tearful, ‘but they are all pagans! All pagans!’ He had also drawn his own large wall map of the world. He would use this map to summarise his research about the different countries depicted. At a ministers’ meeting on one occasion there was some discussion about a small Indian...

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