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Have LDS missionaries stopped preaching door-to-door?

The LDS Church has a manual called "Preach My Gospel" that serves as a guidebook for missionary work. It is mostly directed at full-time missionaries, although non-missionaries use it for study or ...
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What is the state of Christianity among the Huaorani people today?

I contacted I-TEC, Steve Saint's missionary organization, about this question. Steve's son Jaime sent this reply by email: The Waodani people today are around 20% Christ followers. We don't have ...
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What was St Paul's age at the time of his conversion and what was his age when he died?

It is somewhat impossible to know for sure how old St Paul was at the time of his conversion and death. The Apostle Paul according to Wikipedia was born between the years of 5 BC and 5 AD. Most ...
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Did anyone try to convert Catholics on the Isle of Man to Protestantism?

Since 1399 the Isle of Man has been a possession of the English (now British) crown. In 1458 a bull of Pope Calixtus III transferred the Isle of Man (known as the diocese of Sodor and Man) from the ...
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Why did Jesuits and Franciscans disagree about indigenous labor in their missions?

The reason the Dominicans and Franciscans were allowed to fill the void when the Jesuits were expelled (and subsequent rebellions put down) was because the Bourbons had taken over rule of Spain from ...
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As Christians are we called to convert people who have no Faith in anything or Faith in different religion. Baptist/Methodist

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,(Matthew 28:19) "All nations" would naturally extend to refer to all ...
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What is the state of Christianity among the Huaorani people today?

This article by Stephen E. Saint is a little out of date (1998), but suggests unfinished business. Saint says that there were many conversions among the older generation, who appreciated the arrival ...
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How many Christian missionaries are sent by the "global South"?

The best data on this topic that I'm aware of comes from the Atlas of Global Christianity, which describes how Christian missions has changed between 1910 and 2010 (unfortunately, if it does include ...
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What arguments were made against William Carey's missions efforts?

This is unlikely to be the ideal answer you seek, but after 2 years and 9 months it is the only one offered to date. I have looked through two reputable books on the subject, ones that deal with the ...
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Are there any accounts of former Pagans being supernaturally reached by God (or an angel) with the Gospel before any human missionary arrived?

During my first trip to Sierra Leone (2005) our team went out into the bush to a small Muslim village along a riverbank. Upon arriving our leader met with the village headman to explain our desire ...
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How often do Christian missionaries report occurrences of miracles while on the mission field?

I have been in touch with individual missionaries, and missionary couples, over many decades. They send reports to prayer supporters and probably even more fulsome reports to any missionary society or ...
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Have LDS missionaries stopped preaching door-to-door?

It is true that LDS missionaries have made a slight shift away from door-to-door proselyting in certain geographical areas in the last few years; however, the practice has not been completely ...
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Is the 10/40 window term used by Christian missionaries sort of quaint and grossly oversimplified?

The whole point of the expression "the 10/40 window" is based on a geographical area between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator: The 10/40 Window is a term coined by Christian ...
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Why has the Church moved toward the West since it began?

Christianity reached China by 400 AD. By the time of Genghis Khan, there was a thriving Christian community. Some of the royal princesses and a leading general were Christian. However, a series of ...
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How did Oneness Pentecostalism spread and grow during the 20th century?

Oneness Pentecostals (OP's) accounted for about 1/4 of Assemblies of God ministers before the split between both groups. Most of the OP's ended working with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World ...
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How did Oneness Pentecostalism spread and grow during the 20th century?

I found an article that gives an overview of how the United Pentecostal Church emerged in 1945, although it does not comment on any sort of mission strategy that might or might not have been employed. ...
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Catholic orders controlling diocesan territory

It is very common for mission territory to be evangelized by religious orders; up until the end of Communist rule in Yugoslavia, for instance, only Franciscan friars were allowed to minister to ...
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As Christians are we called to convert people who have no Faith in anything or Faith in different religion. Baptist/Methodist

There is no difference between an atheist, agnostic, or follower of an alternate religion regarding the need for evangelism from a Methodist or Baptist point of view (or that of any mainstream ...
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How often do Christian missionaries follow the example of Acts 16:6-10 in order to make decisions as to which country/place they are to go to preach?

It's unclear what could be a good answer for your question. I'll offer some insights into how LDS missions work. One of our the articles of faith put forth by Joseph Smith is this: 5 We believe that ...
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How often do Christian missionaries report occurrences of miracles while on the mission field?

How common is it that Christian missionaries come back from their mission trips reporting extraordinary anecdotes? The short answer is that it is quite common amongst missionaries in today’s times. Of ...
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Are there any accounts of former Pagans being supernaturally reached by God (or an angel) with the Gospel before any human missionary arrived?

Are there any accounts of former Pagans being supernaturally reached by God (or an angel) with the Gospel before any human missionary arrived? This vary thing happened in the Book of Acts with the ...
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Are there any accounts of former Pagans being supernaturally reached by God (or an angel) with the Gospel before any human missionary arrived?

Yes. Read the works of Don Richardson, such as Peace Child and Eternitry in their Hearts. From memory, one of his accounts (or I could be confusing it with another author who dealt with the same ...
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Can a diocesan priest become a missionary?

Can a diocesan priest become a missionary? The short answer is yes. A diocesan priest actually does not need the bishop’s permission to enter a Religious Order as it is a higher state of perfection. A ...
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How often do missionaries report encounters with demonic activity while deployed to countries belonging to the 10/40 Window?

How often do missionaries report encounters with demonic activity while deployed to countries belonging to the 10/40 Window? Here follows a map displaying the nations in the 10/40 Window: I rather ...
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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society? The Missions étrangères de Paris as they say in French was established in March 1663 thanks to Bernard de Sainte-Thérèse, Bishop of Babylon and ...
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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

A Wikipedia article confirms that the park of the Paris Foreign Missions Society is the largest private garden in Paris. With regard to the acquisition of the property, the article in the link below ...
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What was St Paul's age at the time of his conversion and what was his age when he died?

From answers.com: Paul never mentions his age in the Bible; however, what is known is this: He was a 'young man' when he persecuted Jesus [see Acts 7:58], right up to the point of his conversion in ...
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How were missionaries able to convert native populations?

As a title of example, in the Americas, most Jesuits missionaries shared in the daily life of the Indians, travelling with them as they moved from one encampment to the next. The two religious ...
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How were missionaries able to convert native populations?

The power of the Holy Ghost In "Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service" (the manual used by LDS missionaries) it states (in Chapter 4) The power of the Holy Ghost. The witness that comes ...
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