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Missionary Spotlight – Argentina in crisis

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May 2003
Argentina

Missionary Spotlight – Argentina in crisis

As the news headlines over the last 18 months testify, Argentina’s major economic crisis, unresolved for five years, has come to a head.   Tensions climaxed in December 2001, when Argentina had five different presidents in 10 days, and 26 people died in street riots. But this is not the Republic’s real crisis. Hopelessness…

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Missionary Spotlight – Argentina today

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May 2003
Argentina

Missionary Spotlight – Argentina today

Argentina is a marvellously rich and varied country, populated by 38 million people, one third of whom are concentrated in and around the capital city Buenos Aires.   Another third are in the richest province (Buenos Aires). The rest live in a million cities, towns and villages scattered throughout the Republic. The literacy rate…

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Missionary Spotlight – The challenge of Argentina

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May 2003
Argentina

Missionary Spotlight – The challenge of Argentina

Iam a missionary from the US-based Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and am privileged to be working with members of the St Andrew’s Presbytery in north-eastern Argentina.   My colleagues and I assist this presbytery in church-planting in a town called Gualeguaychú. We are seeking to establish a Reformed Evangelical church, as well as a Bible…

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Missionary Spotlight-Christmas at Bellavista

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December 2001
Colombia

Missionary Spotlight-Christmas at Bellavista

Christmas conjures up pictures of Christmas carols, bright lights and tea around a crackling fire. But Bellavista prison! What a nightmare! Colombia, a land torn apart by evil men: drug dealers, assassins and guerrillas. Bellavista was once the most feared prison in Colombia, where notorious criminals ruled. Two inmates died violently every day within…

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Missionary Spotlight – From Brazil with love

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September 2001
Brazil

Missionary Spotlight – From Brazil with love

Portuguese is still spoken widely in Portugal’s former colonies such as Brazil and Mozambique. With this in mind, the Trinitarian Bible Society (TBS) undertook — around the time Mozambique gained independence in 1975 — to produce a major revision of the Scriptures in Portuguese.   Updated edition   The task of providing Portuguese Scriptures…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Saturday afternoon

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December 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Saturday afternoon

It’s Saturday afternoon. The minibus is loaded up and we set off into the country south of Arequipa to take a children’s meeting in the Pueblo Joven(new township) of San Pedro de Tiabaya. But this was not to be a normal Saturday afternoon children’s meeting.   Arriving at the community hall, we found the…

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October 2000
Peru

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – Peru

Fact File – Peru Area: 496,225 square miles. Neighbouring countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. Environment: An arid coastal plain extends down Peru. Most industries are concentrated in this plain. Parallel and to the east of it is the upland sierra, which includes the rugged Andes Mountains. Further east is the western part…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- The Evangelical Church in Peru

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October 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- The Evangelical Church in Peru

Peru is the third largest country in South America, with a population of 26 million. In the distant past, most Peruvians lived in mountainous areas, but during the twentieth century many migrated to the coast or colonised the jungle regions. Peru’s main language is Spanish, although many still speak Quechua. Until the sixteenth century…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Church planting in Arequipa

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October 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Church planting in Arequipa

Arequipa is a city situated in the south of Peru. With its surrounding provinces, its population numbers over one million. It was founded in 1540 by the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro.   Arequipa has been called ‘the second Rome’, since for centuries it has been dominated by Spanish culture and Roman Catholicism. It is…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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October 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Saturday afternoon It’s Saturday afternoon. The minibus is loaded up and we set off into the country south of Arequipa to take a children’s meeting in the Pueblo Joven(new township) of San Pedro de Tiabaya. But this was not to be a normal Saturday afternoon children’s meeting.   Arriving at the community hall, we…

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Missionary Spotlight – The Biblical Seminary of Colombia

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November 1999
Colombia

Missionary Spotlight – The Biblical Seminary of Colombia

Perched on the side of a mountain, the Biblical Seminary of Colombia is afforded a magnificent view of the city of Medellín. The population of the city and its environs has reached three million people. At some 4000 feet above sea level, and quite near the equator, the climate is a balmy springtime all…

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Missionary Spotlight – Will we ever see them again?

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October 1999
Colombia

Missionary Spotlight – Will we ever see them again?

Nancy, Tania and Patti watched in horror through their tears, as the heavily armed guerrillas led their husbands away into the jungle. ‘Will we ever see them again?’ they asked. They are still asking that question seven years later!   Dave and Nancy Mankins, and Rick and Patti Tenenoff were instructing a group of…

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