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News

January 2018
News > People > Obituaries

John Hancock (1936-2017)

The church on earth has lost a Christ-like servant in the death of John Hancock. John was saved through the joyful life and testimony of some fellow national service soldiers, with whom he went to a SASRA meeting and heard the gospel. This great liberating and saving experience helped him move on from a…

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Historical

August 2017
Articles > Historical

The surprising story of David Michell (3)

Continued from The surprising story of David Michel (2) ‘One wintry day in February, I was with our little group … when we saw Eric [Liddell] walking under the trees … As usual he was smiling.’ ‘As he talked with us, we knew nothing of the pain he was hiding, and he knew nothing…

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Missionary Spotlight-Japan Spiritual void

Article

December 2000
Japan

Missionary Spotlight-Japan Spiritual void

As a newly arrived English teacher in Japan, I used to ask my students what religion they belonged to. I was surprised when the responses came, ‘I am not religious’. At first I thought these young people were so absorbed in materialism that they no longer saw religion as relevant. But in time I…

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Missionary Spotlight-Japan Sowing in tears

Article

December 2000
Japan

Missionary Spotlight-Japan Sowing in tears

Like thousands of other British teenagers called to do National Service in the early 1950s, I first arrived in Japan on a troopship. We docked at Kure, a few kilometres up the coast from Hiroshima. Since Japan opened its doors to foreigners in the mid-nineteenth century, Kure had become a major shipbuilding base. When…

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Missionary Spotlight-Japan

Article

December 2000
Japan

Missionary Spotlight-Japan

Protestant churches Protestant missionaries came to Japan from the United States and Britain during the later nineteenth century, with a clear understanding of the gospel and a zeal for evangelising the Japanese. They learnt the language and translated the Bible into Japanese, along with other Christian literature. Many people were converted to Christ. The…

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Missionary Spotlight-Japan

Article

December 2000
Japan

Missionary Spotlight-Japan

From Buddha to Jesus I was born into a staunchly Buddhist and Shinto family. When I was three years old, my mother tried to teach me a long Buddhist prayer, but I made so many mistakes that she often scolded me and punished me by making me go without breakfast. Once a year in…

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