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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Liberia
August 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Liberia

Christianity in Liberia The Liberian church was born out of the missionary fervour that gripped Western Europe and America in the nineteenth century. Baptists, Methodists and Episcopalians were among the first to engage in Liberian mission. All three denominations recognised ‘a unique opportunity for Protestant missions in Liberia’1 and had missionaries on board the S. S. Elizabeth as it brought the first settlers to Liberia. The early to mid1800s saw the establishment of an indigenous church among former American slaves who had been freed and repatriated to Africa.1-4 The early missionaries were convinced that Christianity was synonymous with civilisation. Twentieth century Later, the Liberia Inland...

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Missionary Spotlight – Africa Bible College
August 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – Africa Bible College

Africa Bible College As we circled the airfield in preparation for landing we knew we were in a place where peace was in progress. UN helicopters, cargo planes, tanks and trucks dominated the Liberian airfield. Our little two-engine prop plane, with a total of 17 passengers, taxied noisily to the arrival gate, missing the stop blocks on the first try. The Russian captain did a quick 360 degree turn to make another try at the blocks. While spinning around we caught a glimpse of the next Russian flight crew in their makeshift office – a rusty 50 foot container – awkwardly placed near the edge...

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Missionary Spotlight – ELWA
August 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – ELWA

ELWA Over fifty years ago, on 18 January 1954, Africa’s first Christian radio station went on the air in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Its name was Radio ELWA – ‘Eternal love winning Africa’. Over several days in January 2004 hundreds of people in Liberia and the USA held simultaneous celebrations marking the 50th anniversary and reflecting on all that God has done through this radio station. Two of the original founders of Radio ELWA were present at the US gathering, along with many missionaries and Liberians who had served at ELWA. Other ministries Beginning with transmissions that reached only the capital city, ELWA’s outreach...

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