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Prayer and World Evangelisation

An excerpt taken from the 21st Century Edition of Operation World... How can we weak, frail, puny creatures speak to our omnipotent Creator to make a difference to our world?  It is a breath-taking mystery. A picture comes to mind of a strange European custom at the launch of a ship. Some VIP  is invited [...]

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Guilt – is that what prayer is?

by Patrick Johnstone... Operation World... 21st Century Edition If you want to see churches planting churches planting churches until the whole earth is filled to overflowing with the wonder and excitement of God, you have to pray. I knew there was a catch somewhere. I can see it now, endless nights of shopping-list prayers; burdens [...]

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How to pray for missionaries

by Evelyn Hibbert and first published in the Worldwide magazine It may help you as you come to pray to remember that missionaries are not very different from you or anyone else you know.  In spite of the tendency to lift missionaries onto a pedestal, anyone who knows them personally will confirm their shared humanness… [...]

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What colour is God?

What language does He speak? It’s both funny and scary how we caricature a native English speaking God in our own image. Unfortunately it can then be a short step to presenting a God who “looks like us” to others, even when they don’t look, live or talk like us at all. In the same [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|Mission Issues|0 Comments

The Priority of the Back Rows

A Norwegian evangelist once adjusted the “loaves and fishes” story like this: Imagine Jesus fills the disciple’s baskets, and they start distributing food to the first few rows. By row four the baskets are empty, so the disciples return to Jesus, who fills them with again. They go back to serve the people, but instead [...]

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Maori Voice and Contribution Needed

New Zealand is at an important identity crossroads as we commemorate 200 years since the first Gospel sermon on Christmas Day 1814. Failure to understand, or even remember, the back story does us all a disservice. These shared stories speak of how two peoples began to walk and serve God together. They display the resilient [...]

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Let the Nationals do it

Recent decades have witnessed explosive church growth across regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Many countries which used to receive missionaries have increasingly become senders of them. One curious by-product however, has been the volume of Western churches that now see their primary role in mission as supporting these indigenous missionaries. Instead of local [...]

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A Whole Different Kettle of Kiwi

Look around most malls, schools or your own street and you’ll quickly recognise something - the DNA of a typical “Kiwi” has undergone a rapid cultural shift. No surprise there, but here’s a stat for you. Globally, way more people are living in a country outside of their birth than ever before. Yes, God is [...]

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Japan: What do they believe?

As Japan continues to replace one Prime Minister after another, there is at least one constant – the increasing input of Shinto and nationalism into the schools. At the beginning of this year there was a meeting of all teachers in each district to be told that Shinto myths have now to be taught to [...]

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Iran – Harvest Time

At the beginning of 2012, a Muslim family starting watching Christian satellite TV broadcasts.They immediately began email correspondence with the outreach ministry, asking questions about what they had seen, about Jesus and God’s word. A week later, the family recorded their voices and sent an audio file to the outreach ministry. The family wanted to [...]

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