Category Archives: Missions

A Different Spirit: African Churches That Don’t Like the Gospel

Not five meters from where I was sitting on the front row, I heard an African pastor shout, “Command it [money] into your bank account!” The scene is fresh in my mind since I just returned this evening. Here are … Continue reading

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Ethical Dilemmas of a Missionary

Ethical Dilemmas of a missionary Over the past few years, these lists have slowly emerged from our personal experience. At the least, these questions remind us to pray for pastors in general and missionaries in particular that they would have … Continue reading

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Prosperity “Churches” Are Indistinguishable from Witchcraft

Be sure to read the text on the pictures.   And then…     Is there any difference between the prosperity gospel and witchcraft? When you pray for missionaries and churchplanters in the rural areas of Africa, these are the … Continue reading

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Ethiopia Then, Cambodia Now

Guest post by Forrest McPhail, churchplanter among the Khmer of Cambodia The Winds of God: How the Gospel Swept the Four Corners of Southern Ethiopia by Raymond Davis is an interesting little book. God works different ways at different times … Continue reading

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50 QUESTIONS FOR A CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN

Evangelism and missions Have you ever known a charismatic who moved to a poorer culture with a different language for the sake of planting churches? How could you answer an experienced missionary’s contention that the practices of tongues and miracles … Continue reading

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Whunga Baptist Church: A New Church in a Poor Area

A special joy known only to those who love the church of God rests on the birth of a new assembly of believers. After years of evangelism and preaching, the Whunga Baptist Church was officially formed on Sunday, 20 March … Continue reading

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They Would Rather Sleep

For an entire year a young man I’ll call Brian came to hear the Bible preaching in the “Blue Prison” section of Kuthama Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison where he is serving a life sentence for murder. Every Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Homosexuality More Popular in Africa?

The majority of Africans live in the rural areas—about 60% or 700 millions. And in the rural areas, homosexuality is not common. I have never seen it though I lived in an African village for 9 years and still work … Continue reading

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11 Reasons Churchplanting in Poor Areas is Difficult

Paul preached at Thessalonica for 3 weeks before leaving the area because of persecution (Acts 17:1-10). When he left, a solid church was planted whose faith was spoken of throughout the world (1 Thess. 1:8). Yet, churchplanters in the poor … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Love Election

Friday afternoon, I found myself alone with Harry Chauke, a 19 year old young man who has been attending our church for about three years. During that time, he has repeatedly arrived with friends at our worship services or Bible … Continue reading

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