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Church planting in Kos

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April 2007
Greece

Church planting in Kos

Although Greece’s population is largely centred on Athens, many live on its islands, where numbers vary from a few hundred to many thousands. There are increasing numbers of northern European immigrants to the islands. Some marry Greeks and settle into their way of life. Many retire, expecting a comfortable life and good weather. Some…

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June 2006
Albania

Albanian mission anniversary

                                         Albanian mission anniversary   The Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM) marked the 20th anniversary of its founding with special meetings in Oxford on Saturday 1 April at the Reformed Baptist Church in Albert Street. People gathered from various parts of England and Wales.      The first session was addressed by AEM director David Young…

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June 2006
Albania

John Blanchard visits Albania

                                            John Blanchard visits Albania   Albania is only slightly larger than Wales and its population of 3.5 million is just a little more than that of the Principality, but there the comparisons end.       While Wales shares the benefits of being part of a modern Western state, Albania is the second-poorest country in Europe,…

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Religious freedom in Serbia

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April 2005
Serbia

Religious freedom in Serbia

Evangelical churches have existed in Serbia since the late nineteenth century. Baptists, for example, received legal recognition in 1905, in parts of the country; and, after the formation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians in 1918, enjoyed legal recognition. After the Second World War the Communist government treated all those belonging to…

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Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia: the Albanian part

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October 2001
Macedonia

Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia: the Albanian part

The Republic of Macedonia is about a third the size of Scotland, surrounded by Greece, Albania, Kosova, Serbia and Bulgaria. It gained independence when Yugoslavia broke up in 1991, and has a population of two million, of whom one third are Albanians living mainly in the western part.   Readers should not think that…

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Missionary Spotlight-Greece

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June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight-Greece

Angela is a quietly spoken lady who lives in a town in Greece. She visits an old people’s home every week in order to love and care for the old people. One day as she visited the home she met two other visitors who were polite and asked her about her background. They said,…

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Missionary Spotlight

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June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight

Greece Heretic! Angela is a quietly spoken lady who lives in a town in Greece. She visits an old people’s home every week in order to love and care for the old people. One day as she visited the home she met two other visitors who were polite and asked her about her background.…

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Missionary Spotlight-Greece

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June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight-Greece

The gospel in Greece For eight years running, my wife and I and our two children took our summer holidays in Greece. Every year we tried to find a church where the gospel was preached, but without success. We knew that there were Evangelical churches somewhere in this land, a country where Paul once…

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Missionary Spotlight-Greece

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June 2001
Greece

Missionary Spotlight-Greece

The Greek Diaspora Apart from Greece and Cyprus, Greeks are found all over the world. There are still many Greeks living in countries like Turkey, Italy and Egypt, which have had large Greek communities from ancient times. Today Greeks form a significant ethnic minority numbering hundreds of thousands in many parts of Europe and…

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Missionary Spotlight Malta

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April 2001
Malta

Missionary Spotlight Malta

When Paul’s ship ran aground on Malta in A.D. 60, the island was filled with temples and statues, and prehistoric temples remain today. The Maltese people are still incurably religious; 88% of them attend church every Sunday. The most prominent building in any village is the Roman Catholic Church. At most street corners you…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-A missionary in Malta

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February 2001
Malta

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-A missionary in Malta

44 years ago, while teaching journalism and serving as director of the News Bureau at Whittier College in California, I was given a gospel tract entitledWhat must I do to be saved? Through reading that I came to know Jesus Christ as my own personal Lord and Saviour. Since then I have made Christ’s…

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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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