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

Spotlight on Portugal

Features The country covers 92,000 sq. km. (including the overseas territories of Azores and Madeira). It has a population of approximately 10.5 million of whom about 1.1 million live in the capital, Lisbon. Other major cities are Coimbra, Porto, Amadora, Faro. Much of the country is mountainous, but the south has been developed as…

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Historical

September 1997
Articles > Historical

Of whom the world was not worthy – Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas and his wife faced a hazardous future as they contemplated sailing to China as missionaries in 1863. Few had yet set foot in that vast and unknown land to bring the gospel of Christ to its teeming peoples. In 1807 Robert Morrison had made a noble endeavour, but could penetrate no further…

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

Missionary Spotlight – Portugal

The influence of the Reformation, which had such an effect on other parts of Europe and the world, did not touch Portugal until much later. From 1580 to 1640 Portugal was ruled by Spain and the propogation of the Reformed faith was forbidden. Even after Portugal gained independence from Spain, the kings of Portugal,…

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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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July 1997
Articles > Historical

Of whom the world was not worthy – Mrs Bartlett

Mingling among the vast throng of worshippers converging on the Surrey Gardens Music Hall to hear the youthful Spurgeon was a middle-aged woman, petite and neatly dressed in black. Lines of suffering marked her face but the high cheekbones and resolute mouth added a look of courage and determination. Lavinia Bartlett was a regular…

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