This week’s roundup of world missions news features stories about international students, christian schools in east africa, refugees, tonal language learning, portland oregon, Behnam Irani, and bible printing.
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Here are this week’s articles:
International Students Find Safe Refuge at Church Café
When the staff of Seacoast Vineyard Church saw that nearly 6,000 international students travel from over 50 nations to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, they decided to open All Nations Café as a safe venue where the students could meet and have conversations with Americans in English. In this article, Rick Harrell tells the fascinating story of their effectiveness.
Schools A Platform for Community Development
Julie Bourdon tells the story of Dan and Teresa Janzen who, although they were inexperienced in opening and running a school, reopened a primary and secondary school at the request of a small village in South Sudan. Dan and Teresa see the schools as a platform for ministry in various different areas.
What May Surprise You About the Refugee Crisis
Dory P of Voice of the Martyrs reviews the book Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis, written by several staff members of World Relief. Through serving immigrants, we can serve the persecuted and reach the lost.
Slaying the Beast of Tone
Although the workshop Stacey Hare mentions in this blog article appears to have ended, the description of the challenge in learning a tonal language such as Bakoum is a good introduction to the difficulties faced by many missionaries.
In this article, subtitled “Dispatches From America’s Post-Christian Frontier,” Paul J. Pastor tells the story of of the small, but vibrant Christian community in Portland, Oregon. The article serves as an introduction to interviews with two Christian leaders in Portland.
Pastor Behnam Irani Finally Released from Prison
Lyndsey Koh of Mission Network News shares about the recent release from prison of Iranian pastor Behnam Irani who was freed after six years in prison. He was convicted of crimes against national security after his house church was raided in 2010.
Legible or Fancy
Ed Lauber of Wycliffe Bible Translators shares how the technology of printing (of Bibles and other documents) led to more easily readable fonts, and interestingly mentions that Wycliffe is recruiting missionaries to work in the area of font development.
Curated from: https://heartlanguage.org/2016/10/06/legible-or-fancy/
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