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Missionary Spotlight-Don’t forget the jailer

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April 2003
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight-Don’t forget the jailer

Imagine you are in prison. You have done nothing ‘wrong’ apart from preaching the good news of Jesus Christ. You feel tense and fearful, and ask for God’s grace and strength. You want to stand strongly for the Saviour. You believe that he is the only answer to everyone’s sin and guilt. Only Christ…

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Missionary Spotlight – The man in prison; the prison in man

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October 2002
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – The man in prison; the prison in man

John Wesley is said to have preached at a fashionable London church on the text: ‘You generation of vipers, hypocrites: how will you escape the damnation of hell?’   Two ladies remonstrated. How, they asked, would he speak to foul-mouthed porters in Billingsgate fish market, if he addressed respectable church-going congregations like that? He…

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Missionary Spotlight

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September 2002
Latvia

Missionary Spotlight

Christianity in Latvia   Wasthe human voice designed for speech or song?   This question helps us to focus on the central Baltic nation � Latvia, lying between Lithuania and Estonia, and recent winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Latvia is well known for its song festivals. In many ways its fight for survival,…

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September 2002
Latvia

Missionary Spotlight – Facts

Area: 24,938 square miles. Neighbouring countries : Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania. Environment : Latvia consists of fertile low-lying plains,with numerous lakes and marshes. The climate in the west is moderated by the Baltic Sea, but the eastern climate is harsher. The main river, the Daugava, runs into the Gulf of Riga. This provides…

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Missionary Spotlight – Russian churches in Latvia

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September 2002
Latvia

Missionary Spotlight – Russian churches in Latvia

Latvia lies between Western Europe, with its mix of Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs, and Russia with its Eastern Orthodox tradition. This intermediate position is reflected in its religious makeup.   Latvia’s two largest denominations are the Evangelical Lutheran (central and western districts of Latvia) and Roman Catholic (eastern). Amongst Russians, who make up…

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Missionary Spotlight – Reaching Britain’s prisoners

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March 2002
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – Reaching Britain’s prisoners

Over fifteen years ago, the chaplain at Dartmoor Prison asked for some complimentary DayOne Diaries to give to the prisoners.   The diaries carry a daily Bible verse and monthly topical Bible theme and are illustrated by colour photographs. They introduce people to gospel truths in a simple way. The idea caught on. Soon,…

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Missionary Spotlight-Hungarian mission in London

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July 2001
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight-Hungarian mission in London

A Hungarian Reformed Church was established in St Dunstan’s Road, London, about 50 years ago. It flourished for a number of years but most of the original believers passed away, leaving only a handful of elderly people supporting the church. God gives his people a missionary task to fulfil, but mission seemed almost beyond…

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December 2000
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Northern Europe > United Kingdom

Soho

‘Soho hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons’ London’s Soho district has a big reputation for such a small community. Hemmedin by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Charing Cross Road and Leicester Square in the city’s West End, Soho occupies less than half a square mile. It may be small but it has made…

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September 2000
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Northern Europe > Latvia

Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Latvia

Was the human voice designed for speech or song? This question helps us to focus on the central Baltic nation — Latvia, lying between Lithuania and Estonia, and recent winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Latvia is well known for its song festivals. In many ways its fight for survival, and re-emergence into the…

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April 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Northern Europe > Ireland

Fact File: Irish Republic

Eire became the Republic of Ireland, fully independent of Britain and the Commonwealth on Easter Monday, 18 April 1949. Territory: Over 27,000 square miles, four fifths of the island of Ireland. Environment: Mild and moist climate, due to the warm Atlantic Gulf Stream. The resulting green (‘Emerald Isle’) countryside has lakes, bogs, hills and…

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April 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Northern Europe > Ireland

Church planting in Ireland

Ireland has a population of just over 5.1 million people, and 3.8 million of these are Roman Catholics. Catholicism has for centuries played a major role in Irish life. It has had a strong influence on children’s education, with many priests, brothers and nuns becoming teachers. Nuns have been involved in caring professions like…

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April 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Northern Europe > Ireland

Waterford

Waterford Baptist Church is one of the oldest Baptist churches in Ireland, established in 1650, with the first known pastor being a Mr Foster. The church has fluctuated in membership over the years. During the ministry of Pastor Peter Brown (1746-1757) 115 names appeared on the church roll, but by 1805 this had been…

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