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Needed: African Pastors

As we survey the African church scene we are struck by a weakness in consistent pastoral care of the flock. It is of note that Prof. Robert D. Parsons of Hartford Seminary, who recently has made a survey of West African Churches, has come to the same conclusion. He feels that securing a number of ministers […]

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Planning for Mexico

THE IMPORTANCE OF A PLAN Carrying the Gospel into a country represents an invasion of that country. It is, if you will, an attack. It is not an attack upon that country, but upon the forces of evil and sin, of darkness and delusion that are there. Especially it is an attack upon the ruler of these […]

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Evangelistic Approach

Toward the close of his article appearing in the April number of the Reformed Journal Prof. Dekker uses the term “Evangelistic Approach.” Occupying the chair of Missions at our Seminary I take it that the gist of his articles which have appeared thus far are concerned with the matter of approach in the mission activity of […]

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New Frontiers in Nigeria

The primitive Nigeria in which Johanna Veenstra worked no longer exists today. The country is becoming more and more civilized; transportation is improving; cities are springing up; more and more goods are being bought and sold. Whereas pioneer missionaries entered this land by way of river boat, contemporary missionaries fly in. All this is taking place in a nation that […]

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The Changing Face of our Nigerian Mission

In a recent article we signalized some of the deep-rooted problems which face the Christian Reformed Church and her mission enterprise in Nigeria. Since 1940, when the church assumed responsibility for the work begun by the late Johanna Veenstra and her colleagues, God has richly blessed the labors of the church and her missionaries. Two national […]

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Nigeria: A Challenge in Mission Strategy

The face of the Christian Reformed Church is still turned to Nigeria in love, representing God’s compassion in Christ to that land. This is one phase of the sense of mission which grips the section of Christ’s church to which we belong. It testifies that the joy, peace and fulfillment found with us cannot be bottled […]

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Catholic Action and Protestant Missions

From a missionary standpoint, Catholic Action poses a problem. The governments of younger nations are still in the infant state of free and democratic development. Political parties are numerous, and racial-religious pressure groups complicate every issue. In many of the newly independent countries it is not yet certain whether democracy as it is known in the […]

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