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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Liberia

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August 2007
Liberia

Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Liberia

Christianity in Liberia The Liberian church was born out of the missionary fervour that gripped Western Europe and America in the nineteenth century. Baptists, Methodists and Episcopalians were among the first to engage in Liberian mission. All three denominations recognised ‘a unique opportunity for Protestant missions in Liberia’1 and had missionaries on board the…

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Missionary Spotlight – Africa Bible College

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August 2007
Liberia

Missionary Spotlight – Africa Bible College

Africa Bible College As we circled the airfield in preparation for landing we knew we were in a place where peace was in progress. UN helicopters, cargo planes, tanks and trucks dominated the Liberian airfield. Our little two-engine prop plane, with a total of 17 passengers, taxied noisily to the arrival gate, missing the…

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Missionary Spotlight – ELWA

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August 2007
Liberia

Missionary Spotlight – ELWA

ELWA Over fifty years ago, on 18 January 1954, Africa’s first Christian radio station went on the air in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Its name was Radio ELWA – ‘Eternal love winning Africa’. Over several days in January 2004 hundreds of people in Liberia and the USA held simultaneous celebrations marking the 50th…

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Missionary Spotlight – Sierra Leone today

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July 2007
Sierra Leone

Missionary Spotlight – Sierra Leone today

Sierra Leone today In the centre of Freetown in the middle of the rainy season, a group of more than 40 pastors and evangelists from different tribes and churches gathered for a Bible conference organised by Truth Mission and UFM – the first reformed gathering in Sierra Leone as far as anyone could remember.…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Amazing grace in Sierra Leone

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June 2006
Sierra Leone

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Amazing grace in Sierra Leone

The gospel arrived in Sierra Leone over 200 years ago, the first missionaries being former slaves from Britain. They strode up the shore from their ship praising and thanking God, and singing an Isaac Watts hymn: ‘Awake! And sing the song, Of Moses and the Lamb’.   Missionaries indeed – for many of these…

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June 2006
Sierra Leone

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-The way forward in Sierra Leone

Christopher Jonah, his wife Betty and baby Ciel have set off on a lonely path. They have, with the help of friends in the UK, set up their own mission – Truth Mission. Saddened by the way in which the Bible is mishandled throughout the country, and by the prevalence of ‘prosperity’ teaching, Truth…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Committed to the truth

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April 2006
Ghana

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Committed to the truth

I recently had the privilege of travelling to Ghana to witness first-hand the labours and endeavours of our good Christian brothers and sisters in that land. Ghana is a West African country that is facing the same poverty of true religion that we are in the USA. We are pitted against many of the…

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April 2006
Ghana

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Area:92,100 square miles. Neighbours: Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. Environment: The terrain of Ghana consists mainly of low-lying plains with a central southern plateau. There are savannah grasslands in the north and farmland and forest in the south. It has the world’s largest man-made lake – Lake Volta. Population: 21.5 million. Infant mortality:…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Ghana’s Christian legacy

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April 2006
Ghana

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Ghana’s Christian legacy

Christianity has existed in Ghana for over 170 years and has contributed in no small way to the development of Ghanaian society and the well-being of its people.   The first Basel and Bremen Presbyterian missionaries believed that without education it was difficult to preach the gospel effectively. Nor could there be indigenous, self-supporting…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Problems and challenges in Ghana

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April 2006
Ghana

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Problems and challenges in Ghana

There are many churches in Ghana, especially in the urban areas of the south. Here one can find a church nearly every two hundred metres. Over 60% of the population claim to be Christian, and yet the real church (of born-again believers) constitutes less than 2%.   This low figure is surprising against a…

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February 2006
Nigeria

Missionary Spotlight

Tony Okoroh, pastor of Sovereign Grace Bible Church, Lagos, writes:   We give glory to God, who made this third annual Lagos Conference possibleon 3-5 November. Nigeria is desperately needy. Many evangelical pastors are strongly influenced by the word-faith movement and ignorant of the counsel of God. This year’s theme was 1 Timothy 4:16,…

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Missionary Spotlight-Visit to Mali

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September 2004
Mali

Missionary Spotlight-Visit to Mali

  Monday 19 January   Arrived at Bamako at 06.45. It was warm and breezy. In the terminal it was chaos, but we were rescued by the only English speaker, an American. We had a long wait for a bus to Mopti. It was old and the air got ever hotter as we sat…

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