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September 1997
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Southern Europe > Spain

Missionary Spotlight – Spain – Features

Country of 194,960 sq. miles in south west Europe, bounded by France and Portugal. Mountain ranges include the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada. Capital:Madrid (4.2 million). Other major cities: Barcelona (2.6 million), Seville (680,000) and Valencia (800,000). Overseas territories include the Balearic and Canary Islands and enclaves in North Africa. There are Catalan and Basque…

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September 1997
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Southern Europe > Spain

Missionary Spotlight – Spain

History Carthage dominated Spain from the fifth century B.C., then Spain became part of the Roman Empire from 200 B.C.. This ended when it was overrun by the Visigoths. The Moors invaded from North Africa in A.D. 711 and advanced up Spain until they were checked in battle at Tours in 732. Spain was…

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August 1997
India

Missionary Spotlight – India

History Civilizations were known in the Indus valley from the earliest times. In A.D. 700 Buddhism was driven out of India by Hinduism and in A.D. 712 Arab invasions of the Indus valley began. There has been perennial conflict between Hindus and Muslims ever since. By the eighteenth century India consisted of 562 princely…

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August 1997
Articles > World Mission > Asia > India

Missionary Spotlight – Report from Madras, India

Andrew Smith has reported on a recent visit to Tamil Nadu in south India, where he spent some time with Tamil Baptist churches in an area near Madras. Young people in the churches were observed to be spiritually alert and grappling with issues similar to those faced by their contemporaries in the West –…

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August 1997
India

Missionary Spotlight – India

Over 1,200,000 square miles. Bounded by China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. To the north there are the Himalayan mountains and in the plains the great rivers of Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra. India, with over 900 million people, is predicted to overtake China soon as the world’s most populous country. Capital: New…

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August 1997
United States of America

Letter from America

The dust has finally settled over Oklahoma City. The trial of Timothy McVeigh is over and sentence has been passed — the man will die in the electric chair. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols will soon also be tried and then, as far as the law is concerned, the matter will be over. Feelings ran…

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July 1997
China

Missionary Spotlight – China

Features Third largest land-mass in the world: 3.5 million sq. miles. Highest population in the world: 1.2 billion. 67 million belong to ethnic minorities in border areas like Tibet and Inner Mongolia. Bounded by Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, North Korea, Russia. Very high plateaux and mountains, as well as desert. Frequent…

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July 1997
Hong Kong

Missionary Spotlight – Hong Kong

Features An area of 413 sq. miles, parts of which are attached to mainland China, namely New Territories and Kowloon, a mountainous peninsula. The most important area in the territory is Hong Kong Island. This is the largest of 230 islands and has one of the world’s finest natural harbours. The waters of its…

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July 1997
United Kingdom

Street preacher or prison visitor?

It happened to Peter, Paul and Silas. It would also have happened to our Lord himself had the Pharisees had their way. What happened? They preached publicly in the open air, incurred the displeasure of the authorities and spent time in prison as a result. It is not new to preach in the open…

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July 1997
China

Hong Kong – an uncertain future

Hong Kong is a city of paradox and contradictions. This becomes clear the moment you touch down at busy Kai Tak airport. Hong Kong in Cantonese means ‘fragrant harbour’ but even as you reach for your luggage in the overhead rack some very different odours from the filthy harbour permeate the cabin! Hong Kong…

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June 1997
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Southern Europe > Albania

Missionary Spotlight – Republic of Albania

History Although in New Testament times Albania had a flourishing Christian church, it had become part of the Ottoman Turk empire by 1468. Muslim domination continued right up until 1912 when independence was achieved from Turkey. One of the earliest attempts to re-evangelize the population was made in 1828, when the Bible Society completed…

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March 1995
News > United States of America

Letter from America: What of these people?

As the aircraft gently lifts off from Chicago, it leaves behind one of the busiest airports in the world. At first, it heads out over Lake Michigan before turning sharply around and flying back over Chicago. It is already dark outside, as I sit with my head pressed against the small window. Below, the…

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