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October 2017
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Mission – Slave to servant

Because the biblical account of Joseph is so much like his own life, Joseph Mutabula loves it. A special calling has overcome his mistreatment as a suffering child. Genocide in Rwanda marred Joseph’s early life. His mother hid him and escaped with him to Uganda, but soon died. As a seven-year-old little boy, he…

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September 2017
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Mission – Christian play centre

A campaign has been launched to create the UK’s first dedicated Bible-themed play centre, in south Manchester. The interactive discovery centre for children, which will be not-for-profit, will include a large play area, café and function room, and will be entirely based around the Bible. Called ‘The Hidden Treasure Discovery Centre’, its organisers claim…

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September 2017
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Mission – Bible banks double in three months

The West Midlands has seen a remarkable growth in the number of Bible banks. There are now 13 churches in the West Midlands with Bible banks, compared with just five churches a short time ago. Bible banks, which were the initiative of the Black Country Mission, have been set up in Anglican, Methodist, Baptist…

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September 2017
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Mission – Gloucester carnival witness

The annual Bible salvation verse reading and giving out of gospel tracts to 40,000 people lining the route of the Gloucester carnival procession took place on Saturday 22 July, at 3.30pm. This Christian outreach has been done every year for 34 years. Following a strongly worded letter from a leading law firm in London,…

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September 2017
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Mission – NTM 75th anniversary

The 75th anniversary of the New Tribes Mission (NTM) was celebrated with a special time of celebration and remembrance of its five missionary martyrs, who lost their lives in NTM’s first endeavour, attempting to contact the Ayorés in Bolivia in 1943. The social committee came up with the idea of a 1940s style British…

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August 2017
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Sun, sea and salvation

Glorious weather has helped boost seaside visitors this year, but how many people will be met on the beach with the Bible? Across the UK, as well as continental Europe, UK-based churches and Christian organisations have been running Bible camps, beach missions and outreach at popular holiday destinations. Local One local mission is the…

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August 2017
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Mission – Baptisms at Sola Grazia

Italy’s Sola Grazia church in Mantua celebrated on a perfect summer’s day on 11 June with a host of believers’ baptisms. We had a full church, with more than 90 people squeezing into our small church. Everyone had come to share in the wonderful service of baptism we had been planning for some months.…

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July 2017
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Mission – Beighton, Sheffield

Crystal Peaks Church (CPC), a plant from Wycliffe Church, Sheffield, was coming up to four years of age and didn’t have two pennies to rub together, let alone £175,000. But the church suddenly became aware that God was slowly but surely leading us to become established in Beighton village, where a Primitive Methodist church…

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June 2017
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Mission – Bible translations

In 2016 Bible Societies assisted in the completion of translations in 61 languages, spoken by over 428 million people. According to Bible Societies, last year was ‘a first’ for no fewer than 30 languages, spoken by more than 95 million people. This means 17 communities now have their very first Bible, six have a…

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