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Moroccan church on the rebound
July 2012
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Moroccan church on the rebound

Moroccan church on the rebound Since the expulsions of a large number of expatriate mission workers in 2010 and subsequent harassment of local believers, Moroccan churches have been temporarily weakened.     Some cities were hit harder than others by the government’s action, with many local believers coming under increased scrutiny. Some underwent daily questioning and persecution for a while.     As a result, many local house churches stopped or curtailed their meetings. Some of these fellowships have now resumed meeting; others have not restarted. Local church leaders are working to re-gather the church and bring together many who have stopped coming.    Over the last few...

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Missionary Spotlight – Mommies Doran and Coats of Ain Leuh, Morocco – a personal tribute
September 2010
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Missionary Spotlight – Mommies Doran and Coats of Ain Leuh, Morocco – a personal tribute

Mommies Doran and Coats of Ain Leuh,Morocco’ a personal tribute   In 1951 Ellen Doran and Emmagene Coats purchased a simple Moroccan home on a mountainside near the Middle Atlas village of Ain Leuh.   Although they had come to Morocco from the USA in 1939 as missionary partners, by bringing to them unbidden five little girls (who for different reasons and periods of time needed their shelter), God had increasingly shown that motherhood was now his calling for these two single ladies.      Then they were given a baby daughter whose abruptly widowed father had lovingly entrusted her to their permanent care. She was...

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Morocco expels foreign Christians
May 2010
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Morocco expels foreign Christians

Morocco expels foreign Christians   He was on his way to visit a Moroccan believer when two men approached him in the street. After seeing their identification, Tom (not his real name) agreed to go with the plain clothes policemen.      Tom managed to text his wife en-route to a Moroccan police station where he answered questions and was detained for six hours. The next day Tom was escorted to the airport and deported, leaving behind 15 years of life, language study and a deep connection with the emerging Moroccan church.      Expulsions   Since 6 March 2010, 40 foreigners of eight nationalities have been...

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March 2006
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Kingdom of Morocco

Area: 172,414square miles.   Neighbours : Western Sahara, Algeria, and Spain (enclaves and islands). Morocco is Africa’s closest link to Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar. Environment : Morocco has the highest mountains (Atlas mountains; Jebel Toubkal 4,165 m) in North Africa. Its fertile coastal regions are well irrigated. The southern part of the country is Sahara desert. There is a rich wildlife, with extensive forests and European and African plants and animals. Government : Constitutional monarchy, with legal systembased on Islamic and European law. Population : 32.5 million. Life expectancy: Males 68 years; females 73 years. Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99%; others, including French, Spanish...

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT
March 2006
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Evangelical Christianity in Morocco Articles and pictures in this month’s Missionary Spotlight (pages 14 & 19) are provided by Arab World Ministries (AWM) which commemorates 2006 as its 125th anniversary. It ministers to Arab peoples in North Africa, as well as to immigrants in North America and Europe. Morocco is one of 19 Arab countries in which AWM works today. Further details on www.awm.org Several waves of foreign peoples colonised Morocco in thecenturies before and after Christ, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Vandals — who overran Roman Europe and then continued their passage of destruction into North Africa. These peoples were successively absorbed into the...

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