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October 1999
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Puritan Missions in Ireland

They were the glory of John Owen's millennial dawn. With Thomas Goodwin, and countless unnamed Puritans, Owen believed that the sudden sparkling of independent churches in Ireland bore testimony to the goodness of God in the last and darkest ages of history. God was building his new temple in the midst of his enemies,…

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September 1999
Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Kenya

The coastal strip of Kenya has been open to the world as long as men have used trade winds to speed their commerce. Portuguese Catholics made sporadic efforts to Christianise Kenya during the sixteenth century, but these came to nothing. Not until the 1840s did Protestants begin to evangelise coastal areas of Kenya and…

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September 1999
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eastern Africa > Kenya

Fact File: Kenya

Area: 225,000 square miles. Borders: Bounded by Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Environment: Most people live in the south and west; the north and east are largely desert. The climate is temperate in the central highlands (Mount Kenya 17,058 ft). The Great Rift Valley runs through these…

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September 1999
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eastern Africa > Kenya

Missionary Spotlight – Politics and the Gospel in Kenya

Since the gospel came to Kenya it has flourished amidst diverse political factors. The British colonial system had both positive and negative effects on missionary work. Positively, missionaries were able to preach the gospel in the stable environment of a political structure with which they, at least, were familiar. Some even acted as administrators…

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September 1999
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eastern Africa > Kenya

Missionary Spotlight Gospel Needs in Kenya

European missionaries, like David Livingstone and Joseph Thompson, brought the gospel to Kenya during the nineteenth century. The Presbyterian Church began work in Nairobi and, based there, moved into the centre of Kenya. The Africa Inland Mission worked in the White Highlands, the Rift valley and Eastern Kenya. Kenya ceased to be a British…

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September 1999
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eastern Africa > Kenya

Missionary Spotlight

This church was begun in an eastern suburb of Nairobi in 1978. At present, it has two pastors and forty-three resident and ten non-resident members. One of the pastors is a Kenyan and the other an English missionary. There are few people in Nairobi who sincerely desire to know the Word of God and,…

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August 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Hungary

Republic of Hungary

Hungary’s ineffective church The nation of Hungary was touched for a while by the Reformation and later by Puritan influence. Centuries later, just after the Second World War, the Lord was pleased to revive his work there. That particular quickening may well have been God’s provision for churches about to face the trauma of…

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