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Hope Art Africa Empowers Women
Hope Art Africa started in Zambia where we currently empower and uplift 11 previously impoverished ladies. Paul and Marinette relocated to George, South Africa, in 2012 where they started Hope Church George. Hope Church George went on to start a comm
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Faith By Numbers
Wouldn’t it be great to measure the true impact that local churches and faith-based organisations have in your town or city? Many churches are doing incredible work transforming their local communities through social projects and other initiatives. T
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Africa 4 Palestine
BDS South Africa—an NGO that enjoys significant influence within the ruling African National Congress—announced that it has adopted a new name, a new logo and a new(ish) mission. Henceforward, the group will be known as “Africa for Palestine.” AFP “w
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Hope Art Africa
Pastors Paul and Marinette van Coller pioneered The Zambia Project in 2003, and in 2008 the couple planted Hope Church Mongu. The work continues to flourish under Paul and Marinette’s leadership. Visit thezambiaproject.org to be inspired with what Go
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Why Hope Restores in Every Situation
Every one of us goes through dark valleys and troubled times. But in Christ Jesus we have hope. And hope restores in every situation—no matter how dark it may seem. To say the last year has been challenging would be an understatement for most of the
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Passionate About Seeing People
I grew up in a Christian home. My dad died before I was 4. My mom was only 34 at the time. Although I knew Jesus as my personal saviour since the age of 5, the basic needs that only a father can provide to a child were not adequately met. I incurred
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Changing Lives, Investing In Futures
Isaiah was one of the first children to join our children’s homes and he was welcomed into a loving family. Today he is 10 years old!Through the support he has received from Hope Art Africa, he has been able to receive a great education and has grown
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What Does The Bible Say About Fate / Destiny?
This is a very complex issue, and we will start with what the Bible does not teach. Fate is usually thought of as a predetermined course of events beyond human control. A typical response to a belief in fate is resignation—if we can’t change destiny,
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Operation Decapolis
5 CfaN Gospel Campaigns in 5 cities in 2 weeks! CfaN Bootcamp graduates and guest evangelists share testimonies of what God did in Tanzania nzania… … After one meeting had ended, I was heading back to our vehicle when people surrounded it and starte
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3 Points to Ponder on: GRATITUDE
I recently read the following quote from an unknown author: “I am thankful for the taxes that I pay, because it means I am employed. I am thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means that I have enough to eat. I am thankful f
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What Does It Mean To Be HOLY?
In 1 Peter 1:13-16, Peter writes to believers, “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to
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Visit The Persecuted Church With Open Doors
You can be a tourist on a secret mission by joining Open Doors Southern Africa on a trip to the persecuted Church. Anyone who has a passion for Jesus Christ and a love for our persecuted family across the world can join this life-changing experience.
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Dreaming Bigger
Rozanne Appollis grew up in Lanquedoc, a small village that was built to accommodate seasonal farmworkers. While she was still in primary school, her family moved to Kylemore, where she finished her grade 12 year. There was no option to study further
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Getting to Know God The Personhood & Deity of the Holy Spirit
In examining the biblical revelation concerning God, we come upon an apparent contradiction. The Bible teaches that there is only one God, but it also teaches that Jesus is God. And what do we make of situations where God the Son is speaking to God t
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Excited To Hear God’s Word In NUBIAN
In 2016 a church in an agricultural area got in touch with Egide Bandyatuyaga, TWR’s ministry director for East Africa, requesting help in reaching out to the large Nubian community living there. Egide knew just the tool to use to connect with this u
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Test Your Bible knowledge BIBLICAL JOURNEYS
See how many of these you can fill in before checking the answers on page 69. After you test yourself, try reading the questions aloud to a friend or family member and see how they do! 1. Where in Galilee did the wedding take place at which Jesus
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2021 Hope for the New Year
2 may have turned out differently to what you u had had initially planned as the Covid pandemic caused a major major disruption in our lives, providing challenges to countless ntless people around the world. As we begin this new year, let’s refocus o
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About The Programme
While serving as a missionary in Senegal, the programme author, Paul Bramsen, saw the opportunity to build a bridge between the Old Testament prophets and the coming of Jesus Christ. He developed 100 radio programmes, 15 minutes each, that take the l
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Pooch Parables
Ican’t claim to have tasted dog food, but I suspect that it is a little bland because whenever Sandy gets a taste of my cooking, which is well salted, or I slip her a piece of biltong, she gobbles it up. I have also noticed that when I return from an
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Humpty Dumpty and Hermeneutics
At first glance, this brief dialogue above from Alice in Wonderland may seem to be word games from the mind of Lewis Carrol. Unfortunately, however, we’re living in that reality. Postmodern philosophers and linguists tell us “there are no absolute tr
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From Professional & Missionary to RESEARCHER
Many any years years ago ago, , God G told M me me that that He He d did not want want me me bearin bearing office in in any any denomination denomination as as He was going going to to use use me me interdenomi interd - nationally nationally. . Duri
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It Is For Freedom That Christ Has Set Us Free
The Holy Spirit recently reminded me that “it is for freedom that Christ has set us free” – Galatians 5:1, NIV. This reminder came after I witnessed cameras being installed high on the corner of an intersection near my home. Driving a further 1km dow
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Unusual Experiences with Animals
We are missionaries waiting to acquire land in Botswana for God’s purposes. Towards the end of 2020 when we were finally granted permission to cross the border into Botswana, which was closed to the public, we were overjoyed. On arrival we self-isola
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CHARACTERS OF THE BIBLE Lot
By the time you read this character profile, many of you have already had New Year’s resolutions made and broken. Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, or lose weight, or read through the Bible in a year. But the initial exuberance of the new year gav
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CANCER Suggestions For Effective Treatment
Why is cancer such a big health problem in our society today? Statistics show that one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. Throughout my book, Go Natural, I repeatedly point out the exponential exposure to carcinogenic (cancer-causing) mod
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How Amazing is God’s Grace A New Life! A New Start!
Mourriso was a third generation Rastafarian. Born into a strong Rastafarian family and culture, all Mourriso knew was a strong brotherhood between the men. His hair was never cut, as he was sworn into this lifestyle. With an absent father and mother,
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Sodom And Gomorrah As Examples Of Judgement
God’s judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the most-used ed examples of judgement in the Bible. It is used to speak against foreign nations like when Isaiah declares God’s judgement over Babylon (Isa 13:19) and Zephaniah over Moab and Ammon (Zep
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Are We Called To Be LIBERAL Or CONSERVATIVE Christians?
In the run up to the 2020 USA elections, I became increasingly puzzled by terminologies that started bombarding the internet. The Body of Yahshua was divided into “Conservative” and “Liberal” Christian camps. I tried to search the scriptures to get b
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Salvation Prayer
Jesus, I believe that You died on the Cross for me. There You were wounded for my transgressions, You were bruised for my iniquities; and the punishment for my peace was upon You. I have been like a lost sheep, I have turned to my own way, but I beli
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