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All articles in category Eastern Europe

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February 2002
Poland

Missionary Spotlight-Facts

Area: 120,725 square miles. Environment: A temperate climate and flat terrain. The southern part is mountainous. Population: 39 million. Life expectancy: Men 69, women 78 years. Ethnic groups: Polish 97%, German 1%, Ukrainian 1%, Byelorussian 1%. Language: Polish. Literacy: 99%. Capital: Warsaw. Ports: Gdansk (formerly Danzig), Wroclaw. Economy: Poland has changed successfully from a…

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Missionary Spotlight-Winter in Bohemia

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July 2001
Czech Republic

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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Missionary Spotlight-Slovakia – land of darkness

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July 2001
Slovakia

Missionary Spotlight-Slovakia – land of darkness

I was born in 1975 in Humenne in east Slovakia. When I was six we moved as a family to Presov, in search of work. My mother raised me as a Lutheran, although my father tried to persuade us to embrace Roman Catholicism. I regularly attended the local Lutheran church after being ‘confirmed’ but…

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September 2000
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Slovakia

“Come to Presov”

A letter arrived from eastern Slovakia inviting me to go to the town of Presov to preach the gospel. Whilst an avid student of atlases, I had never heard of Presov, nor was I familiar with that part of the world! I felt drawn to accept the invitation, and Willis Metcalfe offered to come…

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August 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Hungary

Republic of Hungary

Hungary’s ineffective church The nation of Hungary was touched for a while by the Reformation and later by Puritan influence. Centuries later, just after the Second World War, the Lord was pleased to revive his work there. That particular quickening may well have been God’s provision for churches about to face the trauma of…

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August 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Hungary

Missionary Spotlight – Republic of Hungary

Area: 35,920 square miles. Roughly oval-shaped area, longest dimensions being 328 miles east/west and 166 miles north/south. Bordering countries: Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria. Geography: Landlocked, yet in a strategic location between Western Europe and the Balkans, and between Ukraine and the Mediterranean. The River Danube runs from north to south and…

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August 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

Romania – progress in Oradea

Since 1974 significant changes have occurred in the life of the Baptist church in Oradea. The Lord has showed us the importance of prayer, ridding ourselves of formalism and tradition, and reforming the church’s life according to the teaching of the Bible. As a result, the church has experienced growth and known increasing maturity.…

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July 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

Report from Timisoara

The gospel came to our area, for the first time, shortly before the Second World War, and the Lord blessed the spread of it greatly. Since then there has been an evangelical witness in many towns, although villages have still to be reached with the gospel. The main religion here is Eastern Orthodox, but…

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July 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

What is happening in Romania?

Romania’s central position in Europe has exposed it through the centuries to countless invasions from east and west. The Carpathian Alps divide the country into two unequal portions. The western section, known as Transylvania, was once part of the Austrian Hungarian Empire and was influenced by the Protestant Reformation. It now contains 85% of…

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July 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

Profile of Romania

Size: Oval-shaped country; maximum distances: east west 460 miles, north south 300 miles. Neighbours: Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova. The eastern border is the Black Sea. Environment: The Carpathian Alps run through the centre of Romania. They are home to many wild animals, including wolves, wild boar and bears. To the west lies…

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