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Around The World: Young believers in India follow Paul’s footsteps

Featured Photo (above): With open Bibles, young Christians in southern India trace the missionary journeys of the apostle Paul as they take part in Ignite 2019, an annual youth camp for Churches of Christ. More than 75 participants came from across the nation of 1.3 billion souls, said minister Thomas Jacob. After studying Paul’s journeys, the students mapped out their own proposed missionary journeys across their subcontinent. The event also included zip-lining, sports and devotionals.


TOOWOOMBA — More than 120 people learned about “The Big Picture” during the recent Toowoomba Lectureship, sponsored by the Gipps Street Church of Christ.

“The lessons traced the history of time, reminding the audience what God was doing to bring about redemption,” said church member Daniel Smith. Speakers included Albert Gyamfi, Ian Coker, Brett Rutherford, Daniel McDonald, Trevor Major and Smith. 

Lessons and manuscripts are available at www.gippschurch.com.


AREQUIPA — Church planters in this South American city recently hosted a fall festival for their neighborhood, despite the fact that it wasn’t fall.

Katie Daggett

Katie Daggett

“Technically, it’s spring,” said Katie Daggett, a U.S. native who has lived in Peru with her family for five years.

Regardless, the Daggetts set up 10 different games and entertained about 30 children from their neighborhood. 

Peruvians don’t always know their neighbors well, Katie Daggett said.

 “It was so fun for us to see different neighbors making connections with each other and spending the evening just hanging out on our street,” she said. The Daggetts work with the Christian Urban Development Association in Arequipa. Learn more at www.teamarequipa.net.


ASSAHOUN — Church members in this West African town led a recent outreach campaign that resulted in more than 446 new church members and six new Churches of Christ, said minister Atsu Markin. 

Leading the evangelism team were John Mokli of Ghana and U.S. church members Doc Turk and Rodney Britt.

Filed under: Arequipa Church of Christ Ignite 2019 India International News Top Stories

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