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.

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.

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