African student’s death shows need for urgency in evangelism

africa-flagsSOMEWHERE IN AFRICA (BNc) — Barry Baggott is in the process of setting up a new teaching center for World English Institute in a sensitive area in Africa. He wrote recently:

“A man who came to Bible studies signed up on the WEI website, did the introduction lesson and was assigned a teacher. In my report I mentioned visiting him in the hospital. Today I received word that he had died.” Continue reading

Africa mission delivers 108 tons of literature in 2012

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BNc) — Roger Dickson of Africa International Missions announced today that the ministry delivered 108 tons of Bible literature across Africa, and elsewhere, in 2012.

In the past, the record for sending out literature was 70 tons for one year.

“We thought we could never break that record. We were wrong. We serve a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we dream,” he wrote. Continue reading

George Jensens leave Africa after 5-year stint

George Jensen AfricaIRINGA, Tanzania (BNc) — George and Joy Jenson and their children will return to the U.S. after five years in Tanzania. George wrote today about their time in the work there.

Our personal journey as residents in this land of yesteryear is nearly to its end.  This chapter in our missionary journey is closing.  Tears are restrained with effort as I write this piece.  I have repeatedly said that no one can visit Africa and not be touched.  But words cannot convey how intensified the effects are from livingin Africa.  About six years ago, veteran missionary Ed Crookshank told me “Africa gets in your blood.” Well, medications have been able to rid my blood of malaria parasites, but Africa remains there. Continue reading

Great missionary goes home

AUSTIN, Tx (BNc) — Bessie O. Hardin Chenault has left this life for the loving embrace of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”

Bessie was born in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, on October 11, 1919, to Frederick and Bergine Hobart. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, class of 1941, and taught English at Maynard High School until 1943 when she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps. She was later selected to be an officer and after completion of Officer Candidate School at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. Continue reading

Village of Hope: Right Before Our Eyes

By Tommy Drinnen

Excerpts from Tommy’s March newsletter

Kids at Village of HopeTEMA, Ghana (BNc)- Peace is a second grader who came to us last year in May. She was orphaned, and the first thing I noticed about this child was how skinny she had become from lack of food. Then I noticed that she looked so sad. Then I saw that she never had anything to say. Continue reading