This is an article from the January 1980 issue: Urbana



South Africans attend IIS

Thirty South Africans have joined the January Institute of International Studies. Led by David Bliss of African Enterprise, the team represents many of the nation's minorities and denominations. They are seeking to coordinate a vital effort beyond the range of present South African mission endeavor. Their 45 day excursion to the United States also included the Urbana Missionary Convention this past December.

Haystack Conference Planned

Under the leadership of David Howard, InterVarsity Missions will sponsor the 175th Anniversary of the 1806 Haystack Prayer Meeting. Students will gather at Williams, Massachusetts, where a monument stands today commemorating the bold prayer of five students which launched the American foreign missions movement. The date is set for July 28 to August 2, 1981.

Prominent Leader Prioritizes Frontiers

The following excerpt is from Carl F. H. Henry's article in the January issue of Christianity Today. In his article entitled Focus for the '80's Beyond Present Gains to New Achievements he says:

"We need to reorient world missionary objectives in terms of geography and ideology. As Ralph Winter emphasizes, national Christians everywhere need help in reaching across cultural lines to the hidden peoples. Just as Wycliffe Bible Translators try to make Scripture available in every known dialect, so the missionary task force must try to evangelize not simply where churches already exist, but especially in cultures yet unreached."


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