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SINGAPORE — From this small island, sandwiched between Malaysia and Indonesia, you can go almost anywhere in Southeast Asia.
Christians in Singapore are doing just that — with Bibles in their hands and on their phones.
Though still the minority in countries dominated by Buddhist and Muslim faiths, Christianity has grown tenfold in the Asia-Pacific region in the past century, the Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life reports.
Members of Churches of Christ — planted among colonial brick buildings a half-century ago by missionaries from the U.S. — are boarding planes to serve as missionaries themselves, healing the sick, feeding the hungry and reaching lost souls in Cambodia, Vietnam — even China.
Mit Vikraman grew up in a Church of Christ in Malaysia and now worships with the Moulmein Church of Christ in Singapore.
Instead of dwelling on the disputes — doctrinal and financial — that plagued congregations here in decades past, “the atmosphere among churches is, it’s time to go, go go!” he said. “It’s a really good time to be here.”
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