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All articles in category Czech Republic

July 2012

John Blanchard in the Czech Republic

John Blanchard in the Czech RepublicWhen John Blanchard preached in the Czech Republic recently, exactly 30 years had passed since he last did so. He first visited the country (then part of Czechoslovakia) in 1968, when he preached at the 70th anniversary services of Brno Baptist Church.    He recalls a packed church for a…

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Missionary Spotlight-Raised an Atheist
December 2003

Missionary Spotlight-Raised an Atheist

I was born in 1954 in communist Czechoslovakia, now divided into two countries � the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I hated the unjust, oppressive system so, in my twenties, I fled the country illegally to seek truth and freedom in the West.I settled in Germany, got a good job, and lived out the materialist…

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August 2003

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – The Czech Republic

Fact File - The Czech Republic Area: 30,450 square miles comprising Bohemia, Moravia and part of Silesia.  Neighbours: Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Environment: The Czech Republic is landlocked. Its terrain consists of rolling plains, hills and plateaux, surrounded by low mountains. It has temperate, cool summers and cold, humid winters. There is considerable air…

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August 2003

Missionary Spotlight

Reserved, polite, careful, searching — all these words could be used to describe the character of the Czech people. But as the products of a harsh, ideological, atheistic Communism that dominated the land for 40 years, they are also a misled people — deceived, lost and hardened.Real peopleI used to teach English to two…

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Missionary Spotlight
August 2003

Missionary Spotlight

The Czech Republic is one of the most atheistic lands in the world. Its atheism is somewhat different from the new atheism of post-Christian western democracies. Ours is not a pluralist multi-faith society with the Christian faith under sustained attack from secular humanists. Ironically, the Czech Republic, with its slightly old-fashioned post-Communist atmosphere, is…

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Missionary Spotlight-Winter in Bohemia
July 2001

Missionary Spotlight-Winter in Bohemia

Visiting two schools and teaching three English lessons during a week-long Easter visit to the Czech Republic may sound like a busman's holiday for someone who teaches for a living. But it was not really the case. I had opportunity to tell over seventy children about the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus…

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