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September 2021

Fear of ghosts

Fear of ghosts

Jesus’ power and desire to set people free from fear of ghosts has regularly come to the surface in my years among Muslims in SouthEast Asia. Once I was travelling…

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Privilege, Entitlement and Honour – Whose voice is heard?

Privilege, Entitlement and Honour – Whose voice is heard?

We have traveled several hours from the capital city to visit Fatima in her home, in a tiny village which overlooks miles of hills covered in orderly lines of olive…

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Vivienne: ‘On Special Assignment’

‘I developed a fairly strong conviction that I would never marry but I did not rule it out. I never renounced marriage but I never sought it. Now I very…

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Vivienne: The Practical

‘One mission interviewer in the UK had grave doubts about my suitability for work where learning a language was essential. She had taken me to church and realized how unmusical…

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Vivienne: The Mentor

‘The Community Development Team at WCH referred to Vivienne as “teacher” – we were her students - she gave us “homework”. But despite the rather stilted terminology, I believe that…

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Vivienne: The Strategic Thinker

, ‘more than learning about being strategic, I am encouraged to seek to be true to Christ's call, intentional in investing the gifts and abilities that I have, and patient…

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Vivienne: Affably Accurate

‘Marmalade or Bible Study, there has always been a certain precision in Vivienne's approach to what is served up. Though, in saying that, one has to remark that appearance and…

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Vivienne: The Missiologist

‘To this day I can remember things Vivienne said during the course [Women in Islam} and through her writings. For example, she said that only Christian women could win Muslim…

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Vivienne: The Quick-Witted

‘Once Vivienne was traveling as a single foreign woman on a rural bus. She heard the passengers around her discussing who she was and what she was carrying in her…

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Vivienne: The Author

‘In compiling this book, in fact in all of my writings, I like to think of my friends of other faiths and of no faith, looking over my shoulder. I…

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