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All articles & reviews tagged with world-mission

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April 2016
Articles > World Mission

The need for strategic missionary budgeting

Church leaders need to study. Preachers need access to quality literature, if their ministries are to be biblically sound. Those who teach churches must have an effective grasp of the truth, if they are going to nurture their flocks to spiritual maturity. However, for many pastors in the younger churches of the developing world,…

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March 2016
Articles > World Mission

Women missionaries (2)

Elinor Magowan, women’s pastoral worker at UFM Worldwide, asks Esme Zarate to explain what life is like for a woman missionary and her family in Peru. Elinor: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Esme: My name is Esme Zarate. I am married to Edward, who is Peruvian, and we have two children,…

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February 2016
Articles > World Mission

Women missionaries: superwomen or just like us?

As a child, I read biographies of female missionaries like Mary Slessor, Amy Carmichael, Isobel Kuhn, Gladys Aylward, Helen Roseveare and Elizabeth Elliot. I was inspired by these women, giants of faith, and their lives spoke to me of struggle and sacrifice leading to great blessing. God continues to use women in his worldwide…

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February 2016
News

Persecution – State-sponsered violence in Uzbekistan

A group of Christians were detained and beaten after meeting together for worship in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in November. At 11.00am, eight plain-clothed anti-terrorism police officers stormed their meeting and seized a large quantity of Christian literature. In a report from news agency Forum 18, it was revealed that police handcuffed two…

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January 2016
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Diaspora – where migration and mission meet

Do we believe that God is sovereign over migration patterns? And are we ready to respond? Steve Bell introduces the phenomenon of diaspora ministry. There are a variety of reasons people find themselves in diaspora, or living outside of their original homeland. For some, it’s because of a ‘pull’ dynamic — people who voluntarily…

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January 2016
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Understanding the Muslim’s struggle for identity

Throughout Western Europe, Muslim communities are facing their greatest challenge for decades. It is relevant to Europe as a whole. The issue causing turmoil within Muslim communities is, ‘What is our true identity within the European social, political, religious and cultural context?’ It has, for many, become a ‘jihad’ (struggle) experience and a personal…

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January 2016
Articles > World Mission

‘All things work together for good’

God never holds an emergency committee meeting because something’s happened that took him by surprise. He knows what he’s doing! While Christians may be more afraid of radical Islam, most of our Muslim friends are more open than ever to the gospel. Most are embarrassed by the brutality and the recent beheading of Christians…

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