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How do we respond to Aleppo?

The news coming out of the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last few months has been horrific and heart-breaking. Not least because the whole world seems impotent to stop the killing and destruction. But this is not a new siege, just the closing stages […]

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Elisabeth Elliot enters ‘the gates of splendor’

  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” ― Jim Elliot When I was 11 my father became seriously ill and I was parceled out to stay with relatives. I found myself sharing a farm […]

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Life as a missionary doctor

When I imagined life as a missionary doctor I figured I would be prescribing medicines, treating the sick and dressing wounds.  I suppose I thought I would be doing more or less what I did in the UK, but with fewer resources and more exotic […]

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The 4/14 Window – probably the world’s most strategic mission field

Most mission-minded Christians have heard of the 10/40 window (left) – the geographical region between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator – where most people unreached by the Gospel live. But far fewer it seems have heard of the 4/14 window – the […]

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Joy, sorrow and satisfaction – medical mission in Ecuador

My own personal journey to becoming a medical missionary began when I finished secondary school and went on a short-term mission team to Ecuador. While we ran a Bible club for slum children a five-year-old boy, Juan, came to our attention. He had a gangrenous […]