Category: Mission

THESE ARE THE WORST OF TIMES THESE ARE THE BEST OF TIMES

These are the worst of times

In 1859 Charles Dickens wrote the novel A Tale of Two Cities where the plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution in the late 1700s and culminates in the creation of the first French Republic. Charles Dickens began his novel with these contrasting words;
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

And down …

MAKE PLANS THAT OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE

Plan Now to Outlive your life

“Is this a tragedy?” John Piper asked an audience of 50,000 young people when he spoke of two 80 year old ladies, Ruby a nurse and Laura a retired doctor, who were killed instantly when their car went over a cliff in the Cameroons, where they were serving as missionaries.

I continued to watch the video of John Piper where he said, “What happened to these two ladies was no tragedy. But this is a tragedy.”

And then he told the story from a Readers’ Digest article about a couple aged 59 and 61, who took early retirement to live in a coastal development in Florida, USA to spend their …

Clues To The Amazing Story Of The Church In Nepal

The church in Nepal has grown from a handful of people in 1990 to around 1million today (out of a population of 27million).

The following are some clues to the amazing story of this country that resembles to me the New Testament Church.

1. Contextual Situation

Great revivals usually occur within certain contextual situations. The following are some of the more common ones:

Persecution: Many pastors experienced persecution from their families after becoming Christians. One pastor told me how at the age of 14 he began walking 12 kilometers to his nearest church to hear about Jesus Christ. Following his conversion at the same age, he was asked to leave …