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Missionary Spotlight-Canada and the Gospel
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Canada and the Gospel

When I was a boy of eleven, my parents informed me that our family was emigrating from the English Midlands to Canada. My mind could only conjure up scenes of endless winter and, to my distress, a land without history! Well, I have discovered that my childish thoughts were not entirely correct. The winters of Ontario, where we came to live, were not endless and my new homeland did have a history, a rich one (though to a young mind immersed in mediaeval knights and Roman soldiers, it was not as romantic!). New France The history of the �Canadian First Peoples� (formerly known as Canadian...

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Missionary Spotlight-Reformation in Canada – a personal perspective
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Reformation in Canada – a personal perspective

My wife and I emigrated to Canada in 1963. We settled in Toronto, where I did pharmaceutical work with Glaxo. I had a number of opportunities to preach the gospel, and after two years was asked to become interim pastor of a small church 40 miles from Toronto. In 1966, I left Glaxo and studied for a year at Toronto Baptist Seminary, while continuing in pastoral ministry. By this time I had been called to a Baptist church in Toronto. It was during this time that I came to understand the doctrines of grace. Bill Payne I was concerned, not only to teach these newly...

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Missionary Spotlight-Toronto Baptist Seminary
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Toronto Baptist Seminary

‘So tell me about the “Toronto Blessing”!’ That was the question that floored me a few years ago on a trip back to England. Although I live in Toronto, I had never heard of the Toronto Airport church (at that time part of the Vineyard fellowship). On returning to Toronto, I made enquiries and discovered what everyone in England seemed to be talking about. But it still surprises me that a church that is considered so fringe over here should have made such an impact in the UK. In many ways, Canada is midway between Britain and the USA. The trends towards mega-churches, TV evangelists...

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Missionary Spotlight-Delighting to serve God
January 2002
Canada

Missionary Spotlight-Delighting to serve God

I was born on 24 December 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My folks were believers and regular church attenders who raised their children to know the Bible and took us to church. As a child I did not really understand that being a Christian should produce a changed life. I only knew that I had a lot more rules and restrictions than other kids on my street, and I actively rebelled against this from very early on. When I look back on those years, I realise that I was a real brat. An overabundance of energy and my sinful tendencies were a constant source of...

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