Talk:WEC International

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Because we believe God wants there to be local churches among unreached peoples. A local church is God's community in which people find ultimate fulfilment and spiritual destiny. It's the community through which he reveals himself to the world.

I seriously doubt that Wikipedia endorses the above (even if only because they know how to use the English language) so I suggest this is reworded a touch to indicate that this is the missions perception of foisting their presumptions upon previously unsullied folk.

As you may gather, gentle reader, I am not the individual to make the necessary amendments - but at least I know when and where I am biased.LessHeard vanU 22:33, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Proposed merger[edit]

Considering the extremely small amount of material in the other article, I suggest that content be merged into this article until such time, if ever, it is significantly expanded. John Carter (talk) 22:49, 29 March 2009 (UTC) Agreed - as a current member of WEC I can see value in combining the two. R.W.Davies

Against merger: I could agree that a separate Heart of Africa listing should wait for more content, but this way it is a call for expansion. I suggest that a separate HAM listing should be maintained for 4 reasons (and include response or comment on them by those who may still know more about HAM): 1) this mission was founded explicitly for work in Africa (the transition to WEC accompanied geographical expansion), 2) HAM existed for some time under this name and in Congo the mission was still known as HAM into the 1960s! (producing a history which neither Wiki articles nor WEC websites seem to cover; the Wiki articles for Studd and Grubb implicitly contradict each other with regard to the shift from HAM to WEC), 3) the phrase 'Heart of Africa' is still embedded in the official name of the Congolese church, CECCA ( Coeur de l'Afrique), to which the mission gave birth, and 4) the use of the term 'heart' in relation to Africa evokes a whole ethos and plethora of significations typifying the height of the Euro-American colonial (missions) epoch (of course best known in Conrad's 'heart of darkness'). Both articles are of course easily crosslinked. P Crossman (talk) 09:38, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

This page is extremely unneutral. It promotes the organisation without question, there are no references beyond that of the organisation itself and it is written in a extremely "deferential" style. It seems to have been written by the organisation itself and I strongly suggest the it violates Wikipedia policiesBrunswicknic (talk) 07:42, 27 August 2012 (UTC) I strongly disagree that this page is unneutral and promotes the organization. (And no, I am not the author. I found this page while looking for information on one of their missionaries.) This account looks like a simple stating of facts to me. But the organization is well known, so I am going to add some references from other works--standard works of missionary and church history.Musoniki (talk) 02:10, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Request removal of single source tag[edit]

The article now has several sources, including standard reference works like LaTourette and Mission Handbook. I request removal of the label Single Source at this time. Thank you. ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Musoniki (talkcontribs) 04:13, 4 May 2015 (UTC) The article now has ten distinct references. Can we remove the single reference tag now? Thanks Musoniki (talk) 00:46, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Suggest new material re Brother Andrew[edit]

Just passing through, saw the article, new to all this but would suggest a brief addition to the article and another source, along these lines:

  Among those trained as missionaries was a Brother Andrew of Holland who worked at WEC's London headquarters for some months, was trained by the WEC missionary school in Glasgow, and used his training in Eastern Europe following the second world war, notably in the Soviet Union, for very many years (he was still active at least through 1970).
   [1] (talk) 16:58, 17 August 2015 (UTC) Br.Seraphim.

  1. ^ God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew (b.1928) with John and Elizabeth Sherrill, copyright 1967 (pub. Fleming H. Revell Company, Old Tappan, NJ