Another interruption to my ‘Mobilising volunteers’ series, but various things have come to my attention recently that I think will be of wider interest. Ebola Update There was a very positive response to the appeal in recent months to help people in Liberia, Sierra Leona, Guinea and Nigeria through our churches. John Hammond, who worked […]

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Nigel Ring on July 12th, 2011

We are approaching a major transition in the family of churches we call Newfrontiers. As we continue to grow God has shown us that we need to become a network of apostolic spheres (as in the New Testament) rather than be centred predominantly on one person, Terry Virgo, the father of Newfrontiers. In February God spoke […]

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Nigel Ring on May 6th, 2011

I have recently returned from Guinea in West Africa where I have been visiting the church in the capital, Conakry, which was planted over ten years ago with refugees from the Sierra Leone civil war. Guinea is a very poor nation. Let me give you some of the bare facts: Population: 10 million, 2 million […]

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Nigel Ring on April 25th, 2011

Resistance Fighter has just been published and is a read-at-one-sitting book. For me it turned the tedium of a flight from UK to West Africa into an enjoyable, challenging, emotional and disturbing experience as Susie Howe took me from the joys of playing with lively orphaned children in Zimbabwe to the horrors of learning of […]

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Concluding the review of this excellent book we shall now look at one very practical application. Short term mission teams. Like the story of the elephant and the mouse dancing together at a celebration – both benefit and enjoy it until the mouse is squashed – such can also be the effect of a short-term […]

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Foundational Concepts for helping without hurting. In this excellent book – a ‘must read’ for all who are involved in helping people who are poor or disadvantaged – the authors look critically at both the issues of poverty and how it is defined, and at the typical response of very well meaning individuals and agents […]

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Nigel Ring on September 14th, 2010

Recently I had the joy of meeting up with Steve and Heather Oliver who moved from South Africa to lead the Newfrontiers church in Dubai. Here Steve shares some of the differences they faced on moving to Dubai, a brief look at some of the cultural issues and the vision he has for the church.   Steve Oliver […]

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Nigel Ring on September 8th, 2010

An exciting initiative is being taken on September 26th to stand with the church in the nation of Zimbabwe. The following text has recently been distributed by LoveZim – Newfrontiers is one of many partners supporting this effort. Please sign up and pray on 26th. Also suggest to your church leaders that time is set […]

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Nigel Ring on April 9th, 2010

Following my time in the Harare area a 4 hour drive to Bulawayo took me to the farm of Peter Cunningham, successful ostrich farmer and visionary, who seeks to help empower the poor by ‘out-sourcing’ the husbandry of young ostriches to village people and then buying them back for processing. I was also amazed to […]

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Nigel Ring on February 15th, 2010

Recently Danny McBride, a friend from my church (CCK, Brighton) and I visited Ghana and Nigeria. In part 1 of this report (see February 8th) I showed an interview with John Kpikpi of his vision and apostolic ministry in West Africa. While in Ghana I was also able to speak to John about his attitude […]

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