This is the encouraging opening of a paper by Rev Canon Mark Oxbrow of CMS in Oxford. Title of the paper: Recovering Mission: Majority World Mission—A Return to Mission for the Majority. Read that HERE on the website of the Lausanne Movement.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Ethiopian Missionaries in the Arabian Gulf
In one city in the Arabian Peninsula, an Ethiopian pastor trains every one of his church members as a missionary. There are thirty-five thousand Ethiopians working in that country; ninety-six percent of them are young, female, domestic workers living on a few dollars a week. The Christians among them come (like every other young Ethiopian woman working in that country) hoping to send home a little money to support their families. They discover, however, that God has placed them in a key mission context.