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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-A shared vision

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February 2001
Malta

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-A shared vision

My name is Ray Hoover. I am a Baptist missionary serving in Malta. My wife and I were both saved in 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One year later we were called into the gospel ministry full time. It has been our joy to serve the Lord Jesus for thirty-one years. When we arrived…

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Melita: the island in the Bible now without the Bible!

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February 2001
Malta

Melita: the island in the Bible now without the Bible!

Like most Maltese I was brought up as a Roman Catholic. The Lord was pleased to use three Pentecostal ladies from the Republic of Ireland, on vacation in Malta, to bring me to the faith. They gave me Michael Green’s book Why Bother with Jesus? On its inside cover I found written in ink,…

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February 2001
Malta

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-FACTS

Area:A small group ofislands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily, with a total area of 122 square miles. The three largest islands are inhabited – Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Environment:Malta’s terrain is rocky (limestone) and quite low-lying. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Just over a third of the land is arable, although soil…

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Soho

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December 2000
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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Missionary Spotlight – Theological Education in France

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November 2000
France

Missionary Spotlight – Theological Education in France

Owing to the separation of church and state in France, there are no departments of theology in French universities, apart from the University of Strasbourg. This is a blessing, as it means that all the churches have had to maintain their own educational structures outside the state educational system. Yet it can be a…

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Missionary Spotlight – Christianity in Latvia

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September 2000
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, and re-emergence into the…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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September 2000
Slovakia

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

‘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…

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June 2000
France

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – France

Fact File – France Area: 210,000 square miles. The largest nation in West Europe, Metropolitan France includes the island of Corsica.   Neighbouring countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain.   Climate: Generally cool winters and mild summers; but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean. An occasional strong, cold,…

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Missionary Spotlight-A Call to Battle

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June 2000
France

Missionary Spotlight-A Call to Battle

Very soon, on 18 June, France will be remembering the 60th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s famous wartime broadcast from London: ‘France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war’. His call was to French people everywhere to take up arms for the defence of the patrie. History records the outcome…

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Missionary Spotlight-France and the Gospel Message

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June 2000
France

Missionary Spotlight-France and the Gospel Message

Talk of France? It would be easier to pour the ocean into a teacup! France is well known in England as a place for holidays, good food and cheap wine. Few realise that it has been the cradle of modern philosophers, who have enjoyed the limelight here ever since their ideas helped to do…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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June 2000
France

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Church-planting in South-West France Southwest France, from the Poitou down to the Pyrenees, was well on its way to becoming a Protestant area at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Two hundred Protestant churches had survived the religious wars of the sixteenth century (wars that had been particularly brutal in the south-west). Academies for…

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Missionary Spotlight – Belgium

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May 2000
Belgium

Missionary Spotlight – Belgium

Eeklo Evangelical Church The Eeklo Evangelical Church was founded in 1980 by Pastor Jacobus De Feyter from the Netherlands. He, his wife and six children had moved ‘just down the road’ into Belgium, an expression betraying the fact that Eeklo (a town of about 20,000 inhabitants) lies near the Dutch border.   They began…

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