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Sowing the seed

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October 2009
United Kingdom

Sowing the seed

Sowing the seed   It is part of the Great Commission that evangelical churches should reach out to their neighbourhoods, regularly and prayerfully, and use the opportunities given.      Perhaps the greatest opportunity, apart from regular visitation, is at Christmas time. For the past three years, Aycliffe Evangelical Church in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham,…

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Missionary Spotlight – The Gospel in the West End of London

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August 2008
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – The Gospel in the West End of London

The Gospel in the West End of London   The Lord greatly blessed The Open-Air Mission’s (OAM) week of outreach this June in the tourist areas of London’s West End.   A team of twenty-two made the gospel known to a large number of people. Many listened to the preaching and some then stayed…

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Missionary Spotlight – Captive audience, with liberty to stay away

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July 2008
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – Captive audience, with liberty to stay away

Captive audience, with liberty to stay away!   Gerard Chrispin discusses a unique prison double mission   During DAYLIGHT’s Easter Mission at HMP Verne and Young Offenders Institute (YOI) at Portland, one inmate called Bert (all prisoners names changed) declared that the Christianity Explored (CE) course – modified for prison use – had ‘filled…

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Missionary Spotlight – Wales land of revival – Spencer Cunnah

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June 2007
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – Wales land of revival – Spencer Cunnah

Wales land of revival       Wales – land of revival, mighty preachers of the gospel, hymn writers, hymn singing, and chapels! Surely the Principality’s great Christian heritage must mean that the spiritual temperature there is higher than in the rest of the United Kingdom? The answer, sadly, is otherwise. Although there are…

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Missionary Spotlight – Northern Ireland today – Steven Curry

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June 2007
Northern Ireland

Missionary Spotlight – Northern Ireland today – Steven Curry

Northern Ireland today Northern Ireland has a population of less than 1.6 million. Its people are characterised by warmth and friendliness. It is a place of ‘compact natural beauty’ with easy access to a rugged coastline, fresh-water lakes and the spectacular scenery of a rich, fertile countryside. The two main cities of Belfast and…

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The church in Scotland

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May 2007
United Kingdom

The church in Scotland

If we compare the church in Scotland today with that of the 1950s we see great changes. In the postwar years, God and his Word had a central place. Membership of the national church, the Church of Scotland, stood at a record high of 1.32 million. Family religion was strong and the Lord’s Day…

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Pray for London because it is:

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May 2007
United Kingdom

Pray for London because it is:

The national capital Like it or not, what happens here affects the whole of the UK, sooner or later. If the gospel triumphs in London, ripples extend far and wide. A populous place where few inhabitants are believers It should move us to think of so many sheep without a shepherd. Many millions in…

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Missionary Spotlight – Maritime Christian Ministries – Stan Sherrington

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August 2006
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – Maritime Christian Ministries – Stan Sherrington

It was a cold wet evening on 17 February 1957. I stood waiting for my father to come to the Sunday evening service at Bankhall Mission Church, Liverpool. As I waited I felt a tug on my coat sleeve and a young American asked me, ‘What time does the service start, buddy?’   I…

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Missions – an alternative approach?

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May 2006
United Kingdom

Missions – an alternative approach?

  I read with interest the recent articles on missionary support by Eryl Davies and agree that Christians should prayerfully consider their level of giving to the Lord’s work. However, I also think that we should consider an alternative and (I would argue) more biblical approach to mission than that traditionally accepted in Britain…

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Missionary Spotlight – The mission field they never chose

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November 2005
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight – The mission field they never chose

It can be difficult to get into prison — security clearance is always needed and a security clampdown may deny all access. Only the chaplain’s helpfulness in a high-profile prison one Sunday enabled us to preach the gospel there. Those inside are keen to get out; we are keen to get in! We want…

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Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the multi-faith prison maze

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July 2005
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the multi-faith prison maze

A highly respected chaplaincy source explained to me the difference between multi-faith and inter-faith. Multi-faith allows freedom of religion for all faiths and recognises that a prison chaplaincy provides an interface for this to happen – the chaplaincy is like a prison’s religious ‘web-site’. But inter-faith goes deeper. It occurs when an attempt is…

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Missionary Spotlight

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April 2004
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight

Let’s call him ‘Rick’. We met him at a small midweek meeting in his prison. He listened attentively. It surprised me. This hard, scarred, tattooed skinhead, with a cocky cockney accent, did not strike me as one who would be serious about God. I don’t know why I reacted like that – for we…

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