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November 2018
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We will remember them 100 years on

Evangelical churches across the country will be marking 100 years since the end of the First World War this month. SASRA, the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association, has been organising 100 days of prayer leading up to Remembrance Day. According to the SASRA website the organisation is ‘hoping that about 600 will participate across the six SASRA “regions”, 100 or so in each region. On each day of the event, a church in each SASRA region will be praying for our work, joining forces with their brothers and sisters across the UK in a battle that mirrors the one fought a century ago’. Writing...

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October 2018
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Mission – Kosovo

A trip to a barber where he had been once before, gave OM evangelist ‘Peter’ (name changed to protect his identity), the opportunity for friendship and gospel conversation in Kosovo. There were several men in the shop, friends of the owner, just sitting around talking and having coffee. When his haircut was finished, the men invited him to sit with them for a bit. They were talking about politics and Peter asked them if they believed there is hope for Kosovo. They doubted that there is, unless the country could get younger, educated politicians who are not corrupt. Peter responded by explaining to them what...

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October 2018
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Mission – Sheffield Pregnancy Centre

The Sheffield Pregnancy Advice Centre (PAC) is preparing to apply for the government approval, which is given by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  If CQC approval is granted, the centre can advertise free ultrasound scans, and the whole operation can then move up ‘several notches’ on every front. A reason to give thanks is that a lady called Paulina has made contact with the centre to help. Paulina is training as a diagnostic sonographer at a university and she is a committed Christian and committed to Reformed doctrine. She and another lady, Maria, are set to begin the application for the CQC. Another reason to...

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October 2018
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Mission – Edinburgh outreach

Grace West Edinburgh welcomed a team of more than 25 people, some from the USA and England, over the summer. They joined the members of Grace Edinburgh for a week of evangelism in the west and north of the city. Some 4,000 homes were reached with literature, and a further 2,000 gospels and tracts were distributed. Approximately 1,000 homes were visited, 100 extensive gospel conversations were had and 41 unique unsaved visitors attended evangelistic meetings, some a number of times. A further three follow-up courses were organised and some are still attending and considering the claims of the gospel. During the week, three people were...

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October 2018
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Evangelism – Skegness witness

For nearly 20 years Theo Fox has taken the fairground organ, which he designed and built himself, to the shopping area of Skegness, and while the organ has played, he has distributed hundreds of thousands of gospel tracts to holiday makers and locals. For six hours every Sunday, which is the busiest day of the week for holiday makers, he is there during the summer months seeking to share Christ. He is warmly welcomed by the nearby shopping centre where staff help him, keeping a watchful eye at all times.  Brought up in the area, and converted as a teenager, Theo was a local businessman...

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Mission – Mission in Ukraine
September 2018
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Mission – Mission in Ukraine

‘I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work’ (John 9:4). God had reminded me several times of this Scripture before I went to Ukraine for a missions trip from 5 March to 15 April. Jesus had limited time to do the work when he was in the world. During the trip, I also felt the urgency of doing God’s work, as we also have limited time. Limitations might be due to changes in the environment or the shortness of human life. Ukraine has many orphans. One of Operation Mobilisation’s (OM’s) ministries...

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August 2018
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Mission – New app to help Africa’s pastors

African Pastors Fellowship (APF) has launched a mobile phone app in East Africa. The eVitabu app puts a mobile library of theological resources into the hands of rural pastors for the first time. The app, which is installed on solar-powered Android devices, will help support pastors’ ministries, with large church networks across East Africa, potentially impacting the Christian journey of over half a million people. It is estimated that more than three million churches in the developing world are led by people with little or no qualifications for that responsibility. In Africa, it is reckoned that as many as 90 per cent of pastors have never received even...

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July 2018
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SASRA – 100 days of prayer

Members of the general public are not permitted ‘behind the wire’ at military establishments, but the uniformed members of the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association (SASRA) have formal access to the men and women of the British Army and the Royal Air Force on their bases. SASRA’s mission is now in its 180th year. Its 16 full and part-time Scripture Readers face a joint Army and RAF strength of 110,000 personnel.  SASRA urgently needs more Scripture Readers and the prayers of God’s people. Between 8 August and 11 November SASRA is running a prayer event called 100 days. SASRA will equip a church meeting...

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June 2018
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Mission – Cheshire church launched

A new church was launched in Sandbach, Cheshire on Easter Sunday (see ET, January 2018). Grace Church Sandbach is a church plant involving about 50 members from Wheelock Heath Baptist Church in Winterley, Cheshire. Sandbach is a pleasant and prosperous market town (which still needs Jesus!), just one mile from the M6. It has been ‘discovered’ in recent years, attracting many new cafes and restaurants and large housing developments. Historically its claim to fame is the home of Foden Trucks, now sadly disappeared, and two large stone crosses in the cobbled market square dating from around the 9th century and elaborately carved with biblical scenes,...

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June 2018
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Mission – New opportunities for Carey Outreach Ministries

Carey Outreach Ministries began in 1997 through an invitation from Romania to Bob Penhearow to train spiritual church leaders. Since then, Carey has expanded rapidly in response to the desperate need around the world for solid biblical training. After being established in Canada, offices have opened in the UK and the USA. Cutting-edge ministry Carey has always aimed to be a cutting-edge ministry, not content to work in places where theological resources are readily available. Instead, we advance by faith into countries which can sometimes be difficult, such as Nepal, Mongolia, Cuba and Egypt, to spread Reformed truth in areas without established theological training. Our...

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June 2018
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Mission – Christian witness at Hay Festival

During the first weekend of the Hay Festival, Friday 25 May to Monday 28 May 2018, Bethesda Evangelical Church and others will go to the festival to provide a Christian witness. The Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW) and Show Jesus are co-ordinating a Christian witness to this internationally renowned literature festival. The outreach is centred at a location opposite the Hay-on-Wye fire station, half way between the town centre and festival site.

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June 2018
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Mission – New opportunities for Carey Outreach Ministries

Carey Outreach Ministries began in 1997 through an invitation from Romania to Bob Penhearow to train spiritual church leaders. Since then, Carey has expanded rapidly in response to the desperate need around the world for solid biblical training. After being established in Canada, offices have opened in the UK and the USA. Cutting-edge ministry Carey has always aimed to be a cutting-edge ministry, not content to work in places where theological resources are readily available. Instead, we advance by faith into countries which can sometimes be difficult, such as Nepal, Mongolia, Cuba and Egypt, to spread Reformed truth in areas without established theological training. Our...

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