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Torchlighters Shine On: What Mary Slessor Left in Nigeria

Torchlighters Shine On: What Mary Slessor Left in Nigeria

Mary Slessor stood out like a sore thumb during the 38 years she lived in Nigeria. With blue eyes, red hair and a Scottish accent, her presence was shocking to her fellow missionaries and the people she served in Akpap Okoyong, Nigeria. More than just her appearance,...

The Passion of the Holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas

The following document is Perpetua’s public declaration of her faith, on which our DVD is based. Vibia Perpetua was thrown to wild beasts in the arena of Carthage around the year 200. A few days before her execution, she completed an account of her trial and...

Mary Slessor let the Lord Lead the Way

Mary Slessor let the Lord Lead the Way

As a starry-eyed 18- year-old, I headed off to Puerto Montt, Chile for a five-month mission trip before starting college. I was eager to share the love of Jesus with the locals and also eager to hone my Spanish language skills. I had enjoyed Spanish class since the...

The Torchlighters Tournament is Here!

The Torchlighters Tournament is Here!

Two years ago our Christian History Institute office held a March Madness contest just for fun.  Since I know next to nothing about college basketball, I filled out my bracket based on superficial metrics like: cities I wanted to visit, team colors I liked, or mascots...

Partner and Pray, this Valentine’s Day!

Partner and Pray, this Valentine’s Day!

This Valentine’s Day, I’m reflecting on the unparalleled blessings of a godly marriage. Torchlighters William and Catherine Booth were the faith-filled power couple who started the Salvation Army in London in the 19th century. While they had unique gifts, they were...

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