Nigel Ring on September 16th, 2015

How we became involved with India I first visited India with the International Leprosy Mission in January 1981. Terry Virgo had just begun to gather a team of men who, in due course, became the leaders of Newfrontiers, a family of churches around the world. When the team first met in September 1980 we had […]

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Nigel Ring on January 23rd, 2013

I love visiting Mumbai in India! I have been many times. One of the ministries that impresses and humbles me most is the ministry among those infected and affected by HIV. I have reported about this ministry on a previous occasion. I have just received a full report of what was achieved in 2012. This […]

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Nigel Ring on August 9th, 2012

We have all read about leprosy in the Bible, but not many have met anyone who is affected by it. In Mumbai in India there are estimated to be 160,000 such people plus, of course, their families who are also affected by this disease by association. 12 years ago a remarkable ministry started there and […]

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Nigel Ring on May 20th, 2012

In March 2010 Mark Devaraj travelled from India to Zimbabwe to be trained in Foundations for Farming. He already had an agricultural qualification and the vision of the leaders in India was to have a ‘champion’ who could train others as a means of blessing communities and opening them up for the gospel. Recently Mark […]

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Nigel Ring on February 20th, 2012

Recently I had the pleasure of Inder Pawar coming to visit me. Inder is at the core of what is going on among Newfrontiers churches in India being lead elder of Grace Church, Nassik, heading up the training initiatives for Newfrontiers in India, chair of the Management Team of the FMC in Bangalore and also […]

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Nigel Ring on November 19th, 2010

Recently I was visiting India and was very impressed by what I heard of a beautiful ministry of compassion. I asked Lynn Fernandes to write it up for my blog: Around December 2007, a few of us from Living Word Church, Mumbai, India, felt sovereignly lead by God from a verse in Is 58:7 ” […]

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I have been writing this blog for about 6 months and am aware of a growing following, so some may have missed the early material. To help you find that material it seems appropriate at the turn of the year to Index these 6 months. Clicking on the Topic will take you to the first […]

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In this penultimate posting on Key Indicators to Good Practice we shall consider two Indicators related to the context and environment in which a ministry is being carried out. 9. Local community ownership Some ministries are contained within the local church whereas others intentionally impact a local community. Where the latter is the case the […]

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In this penultimate posting on Key Indicators to Good Practice we shall consider two Indicators related to the context and environment in which a ministry is being carried out. 9. Local community ownership Some ministries are contained within the local church whereas others intentionally impact a local community. Where the latter is the case the […]

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Nigel Ring on September 18th, 2009

By way of light relief, before moving on to the second category in my series on ‘The Poor deserve the Best’, I am reproducing a written interview I gave recently for my local church (Church of Christ the King – CCK) blog. There are lessons here about lack of wisdom, enforced humility, doing your homework […]

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