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May 2000
Belgium

Missionary Spotlight – Belgium — Fact File

Government: A federal, parliamentary democracy, under a constitutional monarch (King Albert II). Neighbouring countries: Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Brussels is the headquarters of NATO and the EU. Area: 11,787 square miles. Environment: A temperate, moist climate. There are low-lying, coastal plains in the north-west and highlands (the Ardennes Forest) in the south-east. About…

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Missionary Spotlight – Belgium

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May 2000
Belgium

Missionary Spotlight – Belgium

The traveller strolled along the road looking for some sign of life. Finally he met a casually dressed man coming in the other direction. ‘Excuse me, sir,’ said the traveller, ‘could you tell me which country this is?’ ‘Belgium’, replied the man, looking rather bemused, perhaps wondering why the question should be asked at…

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Missionary Spotlight – France

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May 2000
France

Missionary Spotlight – France

The Gospel in Auvergne Some years ago I spoke to the mayor of a nearby town, who happens to be a friend of Jacques Chirac. I asked him about the presence of Protestants in Auvergne, on which he remarked that the Charles Martel had stopped the Arabs at Poitiers — and then suddenly paused…

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France Today-Gays, Sects and Subversion

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February 2000
France

France Today-Gays, Sects and Subversion

Some specialists say that modern France is a difficult country in which to be a Christian today, or to work in as a missionary. They have a point. Christian values have been progressively undermined in France for 200 years. The country Rome once called the ‘elder daughter of the Catholic Church’ is under assault…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-GERMANY

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July 1999
Germany

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-GERMANY

Witness in Heilbronn This is in spite of the fact that, over the years, established churches have been making great efforts to win the youth back into their fold. They have tried every (worldly) method to attract them that they could think of, yet all to no avail. Many church buildings will now need…

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July 1999
Germany

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-GERMANY

In August 1887, C. H. Spurgeon wrote in The Sword and Trowel that ‘Germany was made unbelieving by her preachers’. What happened in Germany between 1517, the year Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door in Wittenburg, and 1887, when England’s leading preacher made his bleak assessment, to account for this…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

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July 1999
Germany

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Witness in Heilbronn This is in spite of the fact that, over the years, established churches have been making great efforts to win the youth back into their fold. They have tried every (worldly) method to attract them that they could think of, yet all to no avail. Many church buildings will now need…

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January 1999
Articles > World Mission > France

Missionary extraordinary – An appreciation of Bill Clark

Samuel William Clark, whose death at the age of sixty-six was announced in the December issue of Evangelical Times, knew from the age of sixteen that he was going to be a missionary. This interest blossomed when, at the age of nineteen and already engaged to his future wife Evelyn, he heard and met…

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