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Missionary Spotlight – Obeying God in Jordan
March 2002

Missionary Spotlight – Obeying God in Jordan

'We must obey God rather than men' (Acts 5:29). This short but powerful quote kept coming to mind during a recent trip to Jordan. Much of our journey was spent visiting sites rich in biblical significance. Jordan's legal system is founded upon Islamic principles. Muslims are forbidden to convert to Christianity on pain of death.…

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Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan
November 2001

Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan

To understand what it means to be an Evangelical Christian in Jordan requires an understanding of the country's recent political history. This article provides such an outline. Jordan is unusual, being the only Arab nation whose royal dynasty is not indigenous — the Hashemites originated from the Arabian Peninsula.The Hashemites and Al-Sauds were once the…

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November 2001

Missionary Spotlight – he Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Area — 37,738 square miles.  Neighbours — Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank. Environment — Most agriculture is concentrated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan. To the east is arid desert. A cooler, rainy season lasts from November to April. Population — 5 million, including over 2 million Palestinians and thousands of Kuwaiti and Iraqi refugees. 5%…

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Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan
November 2001

Missionary Spotlight – Understanding Jordan

To understand what it means to be an Evangelical Christian in Jordan requires an understanding of the country's recent political history. This article provides such an outline. Jordan is unusual, being the only Arab nation whose royal dynasty is not indigenous — the Hashemites originated from the Arabian Peninsula.The Hashemites and Al-Sauds were once the…

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