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

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September 2010
Morocco

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…

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Morocco expels foreign Christians

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May 2010
Morocco

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…

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Testing times in Algeria

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April 2010
Algeria

Testing times in Algeria

Testing times in Algeria   A growing church in Kabylia, north-west Algeria, was to begin meeting in their new premises on 26 December 2009. But when the believers arrived at the Tizi Ouzou church, they found around 50 Muslim protesters barring the doors.   This growing church in Tizi Ouzou built their premises to accommodate 350 people.…

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A visit to Algeria

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January 2007
Algeria

A visit to Algeria

Esther Katrina of Arab World Ministries recently visited some of her correspondents in Algeria. These extracts from her report give highlights from the trip: God’s help began on arrival, when the police showed no interest in my baggage. I had carried in loads of books and CDs as gifts, and preferred not to be…

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January 2007
Algeria

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Area: 919,595 square miles.Neighbours: Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco.Environment: Algeria consists mainly of arid desert. Over 90% of the population lives north of the Atlas Mountains. The Ahaggar Mountains lie in the south. There is a narrow coastal plain with a Mediterranean climate where agriculture is possible. Population: 33 million.…

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Algeria then and now

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January 2007
Algeria

Algeria then and now

It is no easy task to compare the Algeria of today with the one where I pastored an Arab church in the 1970s and 1980s. It is nearly 25 years since our family left the second largest country in Africa after nine difficult but thrilling years. In those days the country was governed by…

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Wings over Darfur

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December 2006
Sudan

Wings over Darfur

The humanitarian crisis in Darfur has affected millions of people. Many have died through the war and its consequences. Disease and starvation are rife. Since 2003, two million people have fled the region. Many seek refuge in displaced people’s camps in neighbouring Chad; others make their homes elsewhere in Sudan. Christian relief organisation Safe…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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May 2006
Egypt

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

First things first in Egypt My wife and I were on a short holiday recently in Egypt — a cruise down the Nile (before you ask, it was a special offer price for January!) As soon as we discovered where we would be on Sunday, we asked our tour guide — a friendly, helpful…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Open homes

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March 2006
Northern Africa

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Open homes

A Christian midwife describes her work in North Africa It was a home with which my colleagues were familiar. They had been here for two previous deliveries and had been honoured guests for meals following those births. For me, however, it was a first-time experience — and one I shall never forget. It was…

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March 2006
Morocco

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…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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March 2006
Morocco

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…

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Missionary Spotlight – Sudan

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November 2001
Sudan

Missionary Spotlight – Sudan

recognised him as soon as I answered the knock on the guest-house door. He had been one of the evangelists at the previous week’s conference.   His two top front teeth were missing and the first tooth on either side of the gap was bright gold. But it wasn’t his dental work that had…

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