Missions pioneer Ralph Winter dies

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  1. gb93433

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    PASADENA, Calif. (BP)--Ralph Winter, a veteran missiologist who 35 years ago sparked an emphasis on unreached people groups worldwide, died at his home in Pasadena, Calif., May 20 after a struggle with cancer. He was 84.

    In 2005, Time magazine listed Winter as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America, noting that in 1974 at the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland, Winter revolutionized missionary work overseas by calling Christians to look beyond national borders and serve the world's "unreached people."

    Time said Winter helped produce "a new generation of Christian message carriers, some native, ready to venture out to places with such ready-to-be-ministered flocks as Muslim converts to Christianity and African Christians with heretical beliefs."

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    May God continue to bless the work that he started...... and comfort those who will miss him.
     
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    When I read that article I thought about how time has flown. I first met him in 1974. I can still remember some of what he spoke on.
     

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