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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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September 2000
Egypt

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

EGYPTIAN church History   Isaiah 19 predicts that one day the worship of the true God will be supreme in Egypt. In Acts 2, Egyptians were among the many converts on the Day of Pentecost. Tradition has it that the evangelist Mark, perhaps along with these Egyptian converts, spent much time preaching in Egypt.…

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Missionary Spotlight-A Visit to Egypt

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April 2000
Egypt

Missionary Spotlight-A Visit to Egypt

Elizabeth and I first met Pastor Thabet Isaac Megaly in 1998. In January 2000 I visited his church in Kodia, where services are held every evening at 6.00 p.m. and twice on Sunday. On this occasion the church building was packed to the doors with all ages attending. No doubt a retired English-speaking pastor…

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Missionary Spotlight

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April 2000
Egypt

Missionary Spotlight

MSY wrote from Liman Wadi Natroun Prison, in the western desert of Egypt, in response to MERF’s gospel broadcasts. He is serving a seven-year jail term on a drugs charge, and had been listening to these broadcasts for several months. God’s grace had touched his life. The prison officer noticed his changed life and…

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Missionary Spotlight-Egypt Today

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April 2000
Egypt

Missionary Spotlight-Egypt Today

During the second half of the nineteenth century the Lord used the efforts of Bible-believing, Reformed missionaries to disciple tens of thousands of Coptic people and scores of Muslims. This led to the establishment of vibrant Reformed congregations throughout the country. The missionaries realised that they must train pastors, evangelists, elders, deacons and others.…

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April 2000
Egypt

Missionary Spotlight – Egypt – Fact File

Egypt – Fact File Area – 385, 229 square miles.   Political – Neighbouring countries are Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya and Sudan. Egypt is strategically placed, controlling the only land bridge from Africa, the Sinai desert, and the Suez Canal. It plays a central role in Arab-Israeli politics.   Capital – Cairo (12 million).…

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Missionary Spotlight – Suffering in the Sudan

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November 1999
Sudan

Missionary Spotlight – Suffering in the Sudan

The Sudanese [Ethiopia] will raise their hands in prayer to God’ (Psalm 68:31). This is the ‘battle cry’ that many Sudanese Christians have adopted. This young church has seen much suffering since independence came to Sudan in 1956, along with civil war as the Arab north began to dominate the African south. The few…

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June 1999
Sudan

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

Size – The largest country in Africa, with an area of nearly one million square miles and a maximum north-south length of 1,400 miles. Bordering countries – Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Libya and Egypt. Geography – Tropical in the south, with swamps and rain forest; arid desert in the…

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June 1999
Sudan

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

The joy of loving enemies How about meeting people whom you then discover were involved in ransacking your own home village and killing your relatives? Christians of differing backgrounds have experienced that kind of thing for the past two thousand years, but here is an up-to-date account concerning two Sudanese Christians, ‘S’ and ‘K’,…

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June 1999
Sudan

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

The church in Sudan The church in the Sudan has not only survived persecution but continues to grow. Unofficial reports indicate that the number of those associated with Reformed churches (Evangelical and Presbyterian) is close to 1.8 million. Through the conversion of the Nuer people in south Sudan, the door has been opened wider…

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June 1999
Sudan

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

Northern Sudanese also belong to Christ! ‘N’ and ‘A’ grew up in a well-to-do Muslim family in the Khartoum area. They are the only son and daughter of their parents. ‘N’ is twenty-four years old. Her brother ‘A’ is twenty-one. They have always been close. One day, about six years ago, ‘N’ heard a…

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June 1999
Sudan

Missionary Spotlight Republic of Sudan

Sudan, Islam, and the gospel Sudan is an Arabic word meaning ‘the place of black people’. To the Ancient Egyptians it was ‘Cush’ and to the Romans ‘Nubia’. Sudan has a richly diverse terrain, climate and ethnic community. Endowed with copious natural resources, it has been called the ‘bread basket of Africa’. It is…

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June 1999
Sudan

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

Islamic agenda Dr Hassan Turabi is the most powerful figure in the leadership of the northern Sudanese government. He master-minded the Islamic-dominated military coup d’etat which brought the present regime to power. His brother-in-law, El-Mahdy, served as Prime Minister of Sudan prior to the coup. El-Mahdy escaped house arrest and became a leader of…

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