Focus on…Ireland

Ireland can be a confusing place: one island, but two jurisdictions (with an invisible border); Irish (Gaelic) is the first official language yet almost no-one speaks it regularly; we are fiercely proud of our native sports (Gaelic football and hurling) but you may see more teenagers wearing Premier League football shirts.

M and S

Once the birthplace of Christianity (Acts 11:26), Operation World now lists the country where we will be serving as the most unreached nation of the world. Less than 0.01% are evangelical believers.

John and Anne Goodwin

85% of Italy’s 8000 districts have no evangelical church. Some of these are cities of up to 50,000 people.

The virus has brought the Bible to Turkish people

Complete curfew here in Turkey started on Easter Sunday. The only people I could visit were those in my own building. So I brought Easter gifts to three families. This has led to a closer relationship with them, and I was thrilled to receive some freshly baked bread from one.

Olivia Rigby

When students are displaced among unfamiliar surroundings and a totally new culture, they are in need of community and they are more open to hearing about a new person, Jesus

Emily Wright

With a population of around 1/4 of a million, Bordeaux has only 6 churches – a significant lack of established Christian witness within the city.

Joanna Lane (IFES)

Only around 2% of Belgians say they are Christians, with that statistic being much lower amongst the student community

Roxanne Hall (IFES)

Of the 315,000 students studying in Austria, almost one third are internationals, the majority of whom study in Vienna

Lydia Adams

Slovenia has a population of 2 million with 0.1% evangelical Christians (less than 2,000) and almost 90% of municipalities lacking an evangelical presence.

Stephen and Linda Park

Kiwoko Hospital’s motto ‘We treat… Jesus heals’ is central to the practical outworking and sharing of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Why We Talk to Muslims on the Street

Twenty seven years ago we knocked on doors in a street in France, to share the gospel. A conversation with one man led on to Bible studies. Next week we will see this man in Paris: a keen believer whose journey to faith started in that doorway.