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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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Bold, Somali believers
March 2018
Africa > Eastern Africa > Somalia > World Mission

Bold, Somali believers

Nicole James reports from Sweden In the Scandinavian country where they are growing up, many young Somalis encounter Jesus through their classmates and friends, according to long-term OM worker Bertil, who facilitates a global network of Somali believers. ‘We see some young people who are really coming up strong in the Lord’, he declared. Her story Manaar*, a 21-year-old Somali woman, first heard about Jesus from a classmate. Wanting to know more, she read the Bible, comparing it with the Qur’an. ‘In the Qur’an there is no love. In the Bible there is the love of Christ’, she concluded. When Manaar became a believer, word quickly...

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September 2017
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eritrea

Eritrean crackdown

Christians in Eritrea are experiencing an increased state crackdown, with fears that even children face a future behind bars, Release International has warned. Launching a campaign to pressurise the Eritrean government to release Christian prisoners, Release International has revealed that at least 200 Christians have been arrested in house-to-house raids, in a tough new crackdown, which is tearing children from their parents. According to Release, young children and a baby are among those arrested and it is feared they could spend their childhood in a prison cell. Security forces in Eritrea have rounded up 177 adults, along with some 20 small children. The arrests are...

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August 2017
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Zambia

Proclamation Institute Zambia

I arrived in Ndola, Zambia, in May 2016 to be greeted by Alfred. The weather was warm and the greeting was too. We drove in his car the hour or so northwest to Kitwe, and then another half an hour further north to a remote location, where a new Bible training college had begun its first term in January that year. Alfred Nyirenda is the first principal of the Proclamation Institute Zambia (PIZ), a new college in Zambia training people in expository Bible ministry. It is particularly focused on training men for preaching ministry, but is also accepting others for a variety of ministries, such...

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October 2015
Zimbabwe

Training in Zimbabwe

In June 2015, Maciek and Mary Stolarski, along with Derek French, left the UK bound for Zimbabwe. For Maciek and Derek, this was their eighth visit to the country since 2008 for the primary purpose of training pastors. This year they were participating in the fifth Training of Trainers course (TOT). Mary’s presence in more recent years has given her the opportunity to lead a ladies’ conference as well. And, this year, all three were involved in a conference for married couples. Over the past eight years, Chris Boyes, chairman of the Zimbabwe Partnership Trust (ZPT), Roger and Gill Prime (Roger is ZPT’s secretary) and...

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October 2015
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Partnership Trust

The Zimbabwe Partnership Trust was formed in July 2011 as a result of visits to the country by Derek French, Maciek and Mary Stolarski, Chris Boyes, and Roger and Gill Prime. While in Zimbabwe, we saw the desperate needs among many of the Lord’s people caused by the economic crisis the country has faced for a number of years. This has left 90 per cent of the population without regular employment. The Lord laid on our hearts the burden to set up the Trust to partner with churches and individual believers in Zimbabwe, to achieve the objectives of supporting the churches in their ministry and...

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August 2015
Ethiopia

A visit to Ethiopia

From 5-13 January 2015, Dr Joel Beeke ministered in Ethiopia. This account is written by his wife, Mary. On Monday 5 January, we woke up at 3.00am for our 5.25 flight to Chicago, but our departure was moved to 7.00am. The pilot finally arrived at 7.30am, so we didn’t leave until 8.15am. Consequently, we missed our connection to Washington DC, went standby on the next flight, but missed our Ethiopia flight. We then re-routed through Frankfurt, Germany, so that we could arrive in Ethiopia on Tuesday evening (15 hours later than expected), rather than Wednesday morning when my husband was scheduled to preach his first...

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