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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Spreading in Spanish
                                                      •   We need help in the administrative and practical
                                                          demands of establishing sustainable programmes.                                                                                                  Spanish is the language spoken by the largest number of evangelical Christians in the

                                                      • We need thechallengingresources to sustain
                                                                                                                                                                                                           world, after English. The Langham Literature programme in Latin America, in Spanish
                                                                       financial                                                                                                                           and Portuguese, has been an integral part of the ministry for many years, but not on
A regular update on the work from                       initiatives in           contexts.                                                           Every little helps. But a little more                 anything like the same scale as our English and French programmes. Over the course of
Jonathan Lamb, Director of Langham
                                                      • We need additional facilitators and the vision
                                                                                                                                                     would help a lot.                                     several visits to most of the countries in the continent, Pieter Kwant, International
Preaching                                                                                    trainers
                                                                                                                                                     Because of the growing number of seminaries           Director of Langham Literature, and Brad Palmer, his associate director with John Stott
                                                        from around the world who share
Our Langham conviction is that depth matters as                                                                                                      on our database, to whom we make an annual            Ministries in the USA (which takes care of the Latin American literature projects), have
                                                          and are willing to give time to helping country
much as growth.We work hard to sustain continuity                                                                                                    grant to order books from the Langham                 revised and revived the programme in some countries, and introduced it in others.This

                                                      • We are developing new training models, as we
in countries where Langham Preaching has begun                                                                                                       Literature Catalogue, we have had to reduce           is being done in full co-operation with Latin American evangelical publishers and distri-
a training initiative.Thanks to committed national                                                                                                   the grant to each institution. It is now £100.        bution agents. A new list of books in Spanish has been chosen as the Students’ Basic
leaders, programmes are forging ahead in Albania          learn from the past three years and seek to                                                Institutions can order extra books for their          Library, and a new catalogue will be produced entirely in Spanish.
and Myanmar and also in Ethiopia this past January.       refine and improve our work in each country.                                               libraries, of course, if they have other funds to
All three have completed a second training event,                                                                                                    pay for them. But many simply do not, and so                                     All of this fresh effort is greatly assisted by the formation of
with plans afoot for the next stage in some                                                                                                          the annual Langham gift provides the only                                        Regional Councils. Last October representatives from most Central
months’ time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         American countries met in El Salvador, and in early April 2005 the
                                                          Jonathan Lamb
                                                                                                                                                     addition they can make to their libraries each
                                                                                                                                                     year.The letter below illustrates both the joy                                   Regional Council for South America will bring together participants
Developments in                                                                                                                                      of receiving books, and the frustration of not                                   from almost every other Hispanic country in Latin America. Their

established programme                                                                                                                                being able to order more and take advantage                                      advice and practical co-operation will be a huge help.
                                                          Moving forward                                                                             of the excellent discount we are able to offer.
                                                                                                                                                     We would love to be able to increase (and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A member of that Regional Council will be Dr Dario Lopez, a
Argentina, March 29-April 1, with Chris Wright                                                                                                                                                                                        Langham Scholar from Peru, who has recently had yet another
teaching.                                                 in Myanmar                                                                                 preferably double) the annual library grant,
                                                                                                                                                     but we can only do that if our donation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      book of his own published in Spanish, on ‘The Seduction of Power:
                                                          After the successful launch of the preaching semi-                                                                                                                          Evangelicals and Politics in Peru in the Nineties’.
Uganda, April 4-8, which will be the fourth                                                                                                          income increases too.
training event, running several tracks for some           nar in Yangon in January 2004, it was encouraging
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Langham Partnership Regional
200 participants, with several Langham facilitators       to return from 17-21 January 2005 and continue                                                                                                   Council for Central America, which
including Jenny Brown, Mark Meynell, Rodney               the programme with a seminar twice as large.We
                                                                                                                                                      Dear sister Tina                                     met in El Salvador in November.
Wood,Wanyeki Mahiaini, and Jonathan Lamb.                 had 93 participants, of whom about half were
                                                                                                                                                                                           we have
                                                                                                                                                      I am so glad to
                                                                                                                                                                         inform you that                   Ruth Padilla de Borst (front centre),
                                                          completely new at level 1. Once again Langham Preaching collaborated with                                                                        its Convener, is also the newly-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ning three
                                                                                                                                                                        nsignment contai
Ukraine, where leaders of IFES work from                                                                                                               received one co
                                                                                                                                                                                                           elected President of the Latin
                                                          Crosslinks, as Chris Wright and Andy Lines (General Secretary of Crosslinks)                                     nfronting the  New Age,
Eurasia will attend the second preaching course,                                                                                                       books namely, Co                   Background       American Theological Fraternity.
June 19-25, with Jenny Brown and Jonathan Lamb.           combined to provide the teaching and Bible expositions. And again we were                     Dictionary of  New Testament
                                                          welcomed by the Anglican Archbishop of Myanmar, San Tsi Tay, though partici-
                                                                                                                                                                             Old Te stament:
                                                                                                                                                        and Dictionary of        We thank you ve
Pakistan, for the second training event, July 4-9,        pants were drawn from many denominations and far corners of the country.                      Pentat  euch, from IVP.              develop-
with Pervaiz Sultan and Andrew Reid.                      Saw Maung Doe, the Principal of Holy cross Theological College, not only
                                                                                                                                                                           lp towards the
                                                                                                                                                         much for this he                   rr y, we are
                                                          supported the seminar in very practical ways (and translated all the materials
                                                                                                                                                                          rary. We are so
Zimbabwe, for a small training programme
                                                                                                                                                         ment of our lib             der for other
                                                          into Burmese), he also brought along the whole final year class of his College
                                                                                                                                                                            e any or
                                                                                                                                                         not able to mak
linked to the second Keswick Convention,                                                                                                                                             nt is so coveting.
                                                                                      to attend for the week. Plans are already in hand
                                                                                                                                                                 though the discou
hopefully during the week October 1-8.
                                                                                      for holding level 1 in Mandalay, in January 2006,
                                                                                                                                                                              His Service,
                                                                                                                                                          Yours sincerely in
Bolivia, 20-26 November, for a second level                                           for easier access for people from the central and                   A.M.Kuriach                                      Langham facilitated distribution
programme, with Andy Lines, Crosslinks.                                               northern parts of the country, followed by levels                                                                    of books at a recent pastors’
                                                                                      2 and 3 combined in Yangon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           conference in Peru.
                                                                                                                                                                               College, Kerala,

New initiatives
                                                                                                                                                           Trivandrum Bible

                                                                                                       Getting stuck into the Word: a group at the
                                                                                                Preaching Seminar in Myanmar works hard on the
Ghana, March 15-18, with a strong local team of
                                                                                                       Bible text in preparing an outline message.
trainers, supported by Rodney Wood and Femi                                                                                                            Thank you for your response                         Two of Chris Wright’s books translated
                                                                                                                                                       A special thank you to those who                    into Spanish: Knowing Jesus through the Old
Poland, May 16-19, with John Stott, Greg                                                                                                               responded to the appeal letter in                   Testament, and Living as the People of God.
Scharf, Andrew Page and Jonathan Lamb.                                                                                                                 September 2004, which focused especially            Copies of these were given to participants
                                                                                                                                                       on the vision and plans of Langham                  in recent Preaching Seminars in Bolivia and
Kenya, August 29-September 2, with Rodney
                                                                                                                                                       Literature. Since then, approximately               El Salvador.
Wood, Jenny Brown and Wanyeki Mahiaini, hosted
                                                                                                                                                       £9,600 has been received in response.
by Esther Mombo and her team at St Paul’s Limuru.
                                                                                                                                                       Just to put this in perspective, the total
Tanzania, September 5-9, a joint initiative with                                                                                                       programme budget for Langham
Crosslinks, with Rodney Wood.                                                                                                                          Literature for the six months, January to           The Human Condition
                                                                                                                                                       June 2005, is £137,00, of which we need
We are specially pleased to be developing links                                                                                                                                                                                     This is the title of the latest book in the series,The Global Christian
                                                                                                                                                       to raise £52,000 from donations within
with Francophone Africa, with two countries                                                                                                                                                                                         Library – one of the projects of Langham Literature. Subtitled,
                                                                                                                                                       the UK and Ireland. For the whole of
launching training initiatives in the early autumn:                                                                                                                                                                                 Christian Perspectives through African Eyes, and published by IVP, it
                                                                                                                                                       2005 we will need to double that. In the
Congo, September 13-16, with representatives                                                                                                           full year 2004, Langham Literature                                           is a basic textbook on the doctrine of humanity written by Rev Joe
coming from throughout the country for the first                                                                                                       received £81,680 in donation income                                          Kapolyo. Joe, from Zambia, is the Principal of All Nations Christian
training seminar, with Gordon Woolard and others.                                                                                                      (including Gift Aid) in the UK and Ireland.                                  College – a job he took over from Chris Wright when Chris moved
                                                                                                                                                       So we have some way to go in the coming                                      to his present role with Langham Partnership International.This series
Cote d’Ivoire, September 19-23, hosted by                                                                                                                                                                                           of books by international evangelical authors on essential Christian
Daniel Bourdanné with additional training from                                                                                                         months.Thank you – and please keep in
                                                                                                                                                       partnership with us!                                                         doctrines is already well under way, and being widely distributed in
Gordon Woolard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Majority World, as well as available for purchase here.
                                                                                                                                                                     APRIL 2005

                                                                                                                                                    UK AND IRELAND
Can you help?
...with accommodation                                                                      The Langham Partnership
John Stott will be welcoming Tyler Stevenson – a new Study Assistant in July/August        (UK and Ireland)
from America, taking over from Matthew Smith. Tyler and his wife Natalie, need             If you would like multiple copies of this magazine for
accommodation in the London area (ideally within 3 miles radius of All Souls, Langham      friends, church members, etc., please ask Liz Wright,
Place), for approximately 12 months. If you know of any suitable accommodation or          address below.
can put us in touch with someone who does, please contact Liz Wright                       Please send donations to:
( or telephone her on 020 7209 0915)                             Mrs Liz Wright taking Minutes at Langham Partnership Board Meetings                                 19 Whitfield Place, London,W1T 5JX
                                                                                           Tel/Fax: 020 7209 0915
Following many years of faithful service,Vivienne Curry retired as Minute Secretary of
the Langham Partnership UKI Board in December. Vivienne has done a wonderful job
and we are very grateful to her for all she has done. However, we need someone who
can take on this role. If you have experience of taking minutes at meetings, and would
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be willing to volunteer your services to Langham Partnership by attending Board Meetings
and taking the minutes and writing up the minutes please contact John Rogers
( or telephone 01784 245602). Board Meetings are
                                                                                           Chair of Trustees
                                                                                           David Cansdale                                                 me before you called me?’
normally held early evening (5.00 pm to 8.30 pm) four times a year in Central London.      Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                           This was the heart cry of one of the pastors           Langham Literature.They had Albanian copies of arranging Langham Partnership Promotional Meetings                                   John Rogers
                                                                                                                                                           who came to the second Langham                         Chris Wright’s BST commentary on Ezekiel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IN THIS ISSUE
                                                                                           PO Box 234,
We would like to visit as many parts of the country as possible over the next 12-18                                                                        Preaching Seminar in Albania in January                published just in time!
                                                                                           Ashford, Middlesex TW15 2XF.                                                                                                                                                           Back in Albania
months to report on the impact of the work of Langham Partnership to our existing                                                                          2005. He was testifying to what a difference                                                                       •
supporters and to introduce the ministry to others. If you would be willing to host        Tel: 01784 245602                                                                                                      The programme in Albania is set to continue in
                                                                                                                                                           the first one a year ago (conducted by
such a meeting in your home please contact John Rogers (,       Email:                                                                                     the years ahead as an annual event, owned and
                                                                                                                                                           Jonathan Lamb and Andrew Page) had                     sponsored by VUSH, in co-operation with                         Preachers’ Progress
write to him at PO Box 234,Ashford, Middlesex TW15 2XF or telephone 01784 245602).         Langham Scholars                                                made to his life and ministry.                                                       Langham Preaching. Pray
                                                                                           National Administrator:                                                                                                                              that it will significantly
                                                                                                                                                           ‘I have been in Christ for nine years and a pastor                                                                     Moving forward in
                                             THE NEXT BELFAST PRAYER                       Paul Berg
                                                                                                                                                           for four,’ he told us. ‘For all those years I knew                                   deepen the biblical founda-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   Myanmar
                                             MEETING for Langham Partnership is            32 Old Farm Road, Nether Stowey,
                                                                                                                                                           that I should be teaching my people from the                                         tions of this church which
TINA LOWE, Langham Literature’s              on Saturday, April 2nd, at 7.30pm, in         Bridgewater,TA5 1PE.
                                                                                                                                                           Bible, but I didn’t know how. I read books but                                       is only 14 years old, and
Customer Relations Co-ordinator based Malone House, Barnett’s Park, Belfast.               Tel: 01278 733032                                                                                                                                    yet in another sense goes         Spreading in Spanish
                                                                                                                                                           found no help.’ Hence his questioning prayer.                                                                      •
in Ipswich, fell at home in January and      For information on future prayer              email:
                                                                                                                                                           ‘But last year you gave me a method and                 Chris Wright and Brian       right back to the New
fractured her hip. Following surgery she is meetings, contact Brooke Mullan:               Langham Literature                                              practical help, and now I have been able to do          Morgan, co-leaders of the    Testament. Albania is the         Can you help?
now back at home recovering. Meanwhile                         International Programme Director:                               what I always wanted.’ This kind of testimony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   seminar in Albania.The       ancient Roman province of
the Literature Office in Carlisle is trying                                                                                                                makes the work of Langham Preaching so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Adriatic seaside resort of   Illyricum and Dalmatia,
                                             FRANCES HITS FOURSCORE!                       Pieter Kwant                                                                                                            Durres is in the background,                                   News Updates
to cover Tina’s work load as well as their                                                                                                                 worthwhile.                                                                          which Paul refers to in       •
                                             Though you would never guess it, Frances      Email:                                                                                but the temperature was
own. Please pray for Tina and for Pieter                                                                                                                                                                                                        Romans 15:19 (it was just
                                             Whitehead, John Stott’s secretary for half                                                                    Once again the Albanian Evangelical Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   below zero!
Kwant, Phil Parker and the other staff as                                                  Langham Literature (formerly ELT) office:                                                                                                            across the mountains from
                                             a century reached her 80th birthday on                                                                        (VUSH), through its energetic leader, Genci
they cope with this pressure.                                                              Tina Lowe                                                                                                              Thessalonica and Philippi), and which Titus certainly
                                             March 27th – Easter Sunday! For about                                                                         Shehu, was the main sponsor of the Preaching
                                                                                           St. Peter’s Church Office,                                                                                             visited (2 Tim. 4:10).Were we following in his
JOHN STOTT has completing the                30 of those years, Frances served the                                                                         Seminar in Albania, supported by Andy Oliver of
                                                                                           Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich, IP2 9TH                                                                                     footsteps? Durres, the coastal town where the
manuscript for his latest book – a daily     Evangelical Literature Trust and the                                                                          European Christian Mission, and the Rruga e
                                                                                           Tel: 01473 687513 Fax: 01473 690881                                                                                    seminar was held, was ancient Duracum, and an
devotional to be called “A Christian         Langham Trust (now combined in the                                                                            Pages Church. Participants came from a wide
                                                                                           Email:                                                                                     early historian tells us that there were 70
Calendar”. Further information about the Langham Partnership). Congratulations,                                                                            range of different denominational backgrounds          Christian families there in AD 55. ‘You must teach
book and its publication date will be avail- Frances! What a debt of thanks we owe         Langham Preaching                                               (which have sadly managed to surface even in a         what is in accord with sound doctrine,’ Paul told
able in a future edition of Langham          to you and the Lord for all those years       International Programme Director:                               church that is only 14 years old in its present        Titus, ‘and in your teaching show integrity,
Partnership News and on our website. In of faithful service. May there be more yet.        Jonathan Lamb                                                   form, after the fall of the atheist communist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  seriousness and soundness of speech’ (Tit. 2:1,7).
April, John Stott and Chris Wright will be The concept of ‘retirement’ seems to mean       16 Eden Drive, Headington,                                      state).We combined two levels: Chris Wright            Our prayer and the goal of Langham Preaching is
                                             as little to you as to John Stott himself!
speaking at several meetings in
                                                                                           Oxford, OX3 0AB,                                                taught basic Bible skills to those who had come        that a new generation of Tituses will be encouraged
Washington and New York on behalf of                                                       Email:                         for the first time, while Brian Morgan, a pastor       in Albania to do just that.

John Stott Ministries.                                                                                                                                     from California connected to John Stott
                                                                                           International Ministries Director
A NEW WEB-SITE has been launched                                                                                                                           Ministries in the States and a fine Bible teacher,

                                                                                           Chris Wright
for Langham Partnership International,                                                                                                                     led the second year group on a very creative
                                                                                           19 Whitfield Place, London,W1T 5JX
which brings the entire Langham family,                                                                                                                    journey of preaching from Gospel narratives,
including our three programmes and each                                                                                                                    using Mark’s Gospel as a key text.
of the five national organisations together                                                                                                                                The Albanian evangelical publishing
in a single site. The web-site went “live”                                                                                                                                 house, Beselidhja, with its director
during March – so why not check it out                                                     Langham Partnership’s Vision
                                                                                                                                                                           Romeo Mano, provided a book
by going to Frances Whitehead, with John Stott and             Our vision is to see Majority World churches                                    table, assisted by Colin McPherson
We think you’ll like it.                    Matthew Smith                                  being equipped for mission and growing to                                       of EELAC (East European
                                                                                           maturity through the ministry of Christian                                      Literature Advisory Committee)          No, not Rio de Janeiro! This statue,
                                                                                                                                                                           which has close associations with       which is 3m higher than Rio’s, stands
                                                                                           leaders and pastors who sincerely believe,                                                                              above Cochabamba in Bolivia, where
                                                                                           diligently study, faithfully expound and                                                                                Chris Wright conducted a Preaching
             langham partnership international                                             relevantly apply the Word of God.                                               Romeo Mano and Colin McPherson with     Seminar in October 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                           books for the Albanian seminar.

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