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David Livingstone – 200 years

David Livingstone - 200 years

200 years ago, one of my greatest heroes was born. David Livingstone, born 19th March 1813 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire became the greatest of African missionaries, determined to open up the Dark Continent “for Commerce and Christianity”.

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Last Sunday was by any standard an eventful day for us.  Independence Day.  The day when the fellowship in Charlesworth was to be constituted as an independent church.

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Heading off to Camp

Heading off to Camp

In a few weeks time, a group of youngsters from the church, loaded up with rucksacks, sleeping bags and Bibles will be heading off to camp. It’s thirty-four years since I first set off from home carrying more or less the same equipment. My first Christian camp was at Pendine on the South Wales coast. It was run by an eccentric school-teacher with a passion for evangelism. That camp changed my life.

I was already a believer, but I had had little opportunity to mix with other Christian teenagers. …

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Lots of activity. Little to show for it?

Lots of activity. Little to show for it?

The first day of a new year. A time to look back and a time to look forward. Many things to give thanks for, many things to grieve over, many things to reflect on.

I’ve been reflecting, inevitably, on all the activity of the past year, and especially our evangelistic efforts. Martin has knocked on hundreds of doors in Charlesworth and Gamesley. With his team, he’s delivered thousands of leaflets. He’s organised lots of special events – men’s breakfasts, barbecues, open evenings for neighbours and friends. He’s gone into …

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What is a missionary?

What is a missionary?

 What is a missionary? Silly question. We all know what a missionary is, don’t we? We have missionary prayer meetings. We get missionary newsletters. We read missionary biographies. A missionary is, well… a missionary. And yet, nobody seems to be able to tell me just what we mean when we call a person a missionary.

Once it was simple. People were sent from countries where there were churches to places where there were no churches. They went there to preach the gospel, to make disciples, …

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