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March 2014
Uganda

The gospel in Africa – the African Bible University of Uganda

According to a statement by Dr Kisamba Mugerwa, chairperson of the National Planning Authority of Uganda, to the United Nations in 2012, ‘The population of Uganda is … estimated to be 33 million. About 57 per cent of the Ugandan population is between 0 and 18 years and 78 per cent is under 30 years; making it a very young country…’ ‘Like most developing countries, Uganda is no exception to the multiple challenges its youth face, ranging from poverty, unemployment, ill health, violence and delinquency. In addition to these, they experience weak infrastructure and poor economic development that impede their development’(www.un.org/esa/population). Leadership Everyone agrees that...

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March 2014
Articles > World Mission > Africa

Meet two of the students!

Angeline I was born in Busia, Kenya. I have an older sister and two older brothers. I did all my schooling in Kenya. My father is a civil engineer and my mother a teacher. At school, I passed my exams and gained first prize in music at the National Music Festival. I always knew about God, but did not know him personally. As children, we were taken to Sunday school. We were given Gideon Bibles to read, but I found mine hard to understand and gave up reading it. As I grew up, my mother introduced our family to a form of Bible Study where...

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February 2014
Western Africa

Haiti

Jean-Claude Souillot, managing director of Evangelical Press Missionary Trust’s outreach to the French-speaking world, describes his latest visit to Haiti. The main goals of my visit were first to preach and teach the gospel in various places and second to see how I could best encourage the Christian bookshop in Port-au-Prince. In preparing for the visit, I also got in touch with as many Haitian students as possible who had been undertaking EP’s correspondence course for preachers. While in Haiti, I was able to meet many of these students, including those who had finished the course. Generally, the reception of the Word was good and...

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January 2014
Articles > World Mission > Africa

Serving the Lord in Niger

Stephen Baggott, director of the Sahara Desert Mission, answers some FAQs about his work: Q1. What is a typical day like? A. We get up early to get our work done before the heat of the day. Businesses and offices here start work at 7:30. Some work right through to about 14:30; others take a break for siesta during the very hot midday hours. If we don’t sleep, at least we rest. Shops and the market are closed or the owner absent during hours for prayer. Work quite often occupies us till 21:00 or 22:00. Services are held twice on Sunday: from 9:30 to around...

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May 2013
Egypt

Egypt Update

The uprising in Egypt stunned the world, as President Mubarak stepped aside in 2011. The once invincible leader of the Arab world’s most populous nation was later seen in a courtroom on a stretcher behind bars.      With elections, Mr Morsi was ushered into the presidential palace. He was steeped in the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt in 1928. Years of oppression forced the Brotherhood to meet in secret as many of its members were imprisoned. Coming out into the open, with one of their own in the presidential palace, their dreams have come true.      While Egyptian Christians were positive about the...

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May 2013
Western Africa

New training initiative in West Africa

Recently, a group of Senegalese, Liberian and Ivorian pastors and Christian workers, whose hearts God had burdened to take his Word more effectively to fellow Africans, let it be known that they wanted help with this outreach. New Tribes Mission (NTM) is more than happy to be involved.      Some of the participants, both trainers and trainees, had come to trust Christ as Saviour through the ministry of NTM missionaries. They subsequently were discipled and are engaged in gospel and pastoral ministry.      As a result, an exciting project is now under way to give these mature believers cross-cultural training as church planters. The introductory...

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April 2013
Ethiopia

Creation ministry in Ethiopia

My week in Ethiopia in January was truly remarkable — I sensed that the Lord had graciously gone before and opened many doors of opportunity.

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March 2013
Sudan

Sudanese repatriation

Sudanese repatriation On the morning of Tuesday 18 December, a convoy of 33 buses and 35 trucks left Khartoum, taking some 1500 people and all their worldly possessions ‘home’ to South Sudan. For some of them, depending on which part they were going to, this was to be a four-day journey. I say ‘home’, but, although these folks are Southern Sudanese, many have never lived there or even seen the South. Yet, it is undoubtedly home for them and they were overjoyed to be leaving an increasingly hostile and difficult North. Around a quarter of a million Southern Sudanese, many of whom are our Christian...

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