Subscribe now

All articles in category Africa

March 2016
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Lesotho

Mission to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (2)

On the Monday (see ET, February 2016), our real work began in this tiny nation enclosed within South Africa. We formed into teams, each with a Gideons interpreter (www.gideons.org.uk) and driver. My team drove out into the mountains in a 4WD truck, loaded with Bibles. Off the main roads of Lesotho, the country ‘roads’ are appalling. They are nothing but heaps of loose stones and boulders. Dangerous travel Going either up or down a hill was quite dangerous. At various times we had to get out of our truck to move loose boulders that were in the way, or reduce the weight of the vehicle....

Read more
February 2016
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Lesotho

Mission to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho

‘How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news’ (Isaiah 52:7). It has been the most amazing time! I have travelled to the most beautiful country I have ever seen, met with wonderfully friendly people, and helped to bring the Word of God to a nation eagerly hungering for it. As a Gideon of some years’ standing, I was asked in April 2015 if I would like to go to Lesotho on an ‘International Bible Blitz’ (IBB) helping the local Gideons expand the work in that country (for more on the work of the Gideons, see www.gideons.org.uk). I had heard...

Read more
October 2015
Nigeria

Blessing at Christ’s Reformed Baptist Church, Port Harcourt

The result of the presidential election in Nigeria on 28 March sent shock waves across the world. There were mixed feelings too among Nigerians. With the conceding of defeat by Dr Good-luck Ebele Jonathan to General Muhamadu Buhari it was felt, in south Nigeria, as if someone great had died. We are waiting to see how events turn out under the new government. Nigeria needs prayer, as the Boko Haram insurgency deepens, with bombings and killings every day in churches and mosques. Easter weekend On 2 April, the Reformed Foundations Theological Seminary students’ union had its constitution read out by Christ’s Reformed Baptist Church pastor...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
March 2015
Madagascar

Mandritsara Good News Hospital, Madagascar

In ET, May 2014, World Mission featured the strategic work of Mandritsara Good News Hospital, Madagascar. This month, Dr David Mann, recently retired from many years missionary medical work there, shares about his colleagues. Readers unacquainted with this thriving work will readily understand that most successful ministries, including the apostolic ministry within Acts, have been team enterprises, albeit with gifted leaders.

Read more
March 2015
Nigeria

Nigeria

More than a million people have fled their homes in terror as a result of incessant attacks from Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria. According to reports from Christian advocacy group Barnabas Fund, victimisation and violence have become part of everyday life for many people there, particularly Christians. Alongside Boko Haram, Christians in northern Nigeria are also victims of repeated violence from ethnic Fulani Muslims, who have been responsible for killings, burning houses and forcing Christians to flee. Displaced Nigerian Christians have fled in droves to neighbouring Cameroon, where they have been given food and medical assistance from Barnabas Fund. On Sunday 25 January, the...

Read more
Page 2 of 2612345...1020...Last »