Website Review: T. Ernest Wilson Ministry

T Ernest Wilson

T Ernest Wilson

Brother T. Ernest Wilson was a humble servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who was greatly used of God throughout the 20th century. As a young boy growing up in a Christian home in Belfast during the early 1900s he often heard the stories of the great pioneering missionaries such as David Lingstone and Mary Slessor. The Lord used these stories to place a burden in Ernest’s heart for the spiritual needs of the African Continent.

Brother Wilson first left for the mission field at the age of 21. He went on to serve the Lord in the nation of Angola for 40 years. After leaving Africa in 1961 he spent the next 35 years preaching God’s Word throughout the world.

Personally, I have many fond memories of brother Wilson. When I was growing up in the 1970s & 1980s brother Wilson would regularly preach at my assembly. I clearly remember his humble and soft spoken voice. It made a considerable impression on my young mind. It was so evident that he knew and loved God’s Word. His preaching was powerful and had a profound impact me… but the power didn’t come from a loud voice or eloquent oratory techniques, the power came from God’s Word. In the mid 1990s circumstances were such that I happened to be in fellowship at the same assembly as brother Wilson. Though he was elderly and frail his attendance at the meetings was regular and consistent. Brother Wilson was called home to be with his Lord in 1996.

T Ernest Wilson Letter to Fred Arnot 1923Thankfully a good portion of brother Wilson’s ministry has been preserved and is freely available on the Internet. The website has been established by the Wilson family to “preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of T. Ernest Wilson”

On the website you will find a treasure trove of material including: a listing of the books brother Wilson authored (most are available for purchase at Gospel Folio Press), a collection of his published articles, and a collection of his recorded ministry in mp3 format.

In my opinion the most interesting feature of the website is an online archive of many of brother Wilson’s letters from the mission filed. Two handwritten letters (available as scanned graphic files) provide a unique insight to his passion for, and dedication to the Lord’s work.

The T. Ernest Wilson Ministry website is a reliable resource for both the student of God’s Word and for anyone who has an interest in the history of African missions.

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Jottings – Preparing For The Mission Field


“Seminary imparts knowledge but not experience. The Bible says that knowledge puffs up. The best place to prepare yourself for the mission field is the local assembly where you get knowledge and experience.”

From my notes of a message given by Mike Attwood at the February 2012 CMML Reaching Higher Conference. The Voices For Christ website offer a large collection of brother Mike’s messages that you can access for free here.

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Events: Understanding Islam

Do you have an interest in reaching Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Are you having a difficult time distinguishing between stereotypes and the truth? Is it your desire to share the truth in love with Muslim friends, but not sure how? If so the Understanding Islam – What Christians Need to Know Conference will help you learn what you need to know about this important topic.

The conference will be held at the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI on Saturday March 24, 2012. Doors open at 8am with the first session beginning at 9am, the conference concludes at 3pm. Registration is required. See the conference website for more information and to register.

The conference speakers have an intimate knowledge of the subject through years of personal experience. Ata Mikhael is a Lebanese Christian who is in full time ministry in the Detroit area as a church planter, radio host in the Arabic language, and translator. He has translated many books into Arabic including William MacDonald’s Believers Bible Commentary. Kenneth Hampton is also in full time ministry in the Detroit area working in the African American community and hosting a regular radio show. Paul Bramsen is a former missionary to Senegal and has authored several gospel books including One God One Message and The Way of Righteousness.

Don’t miss this event…. see you there!

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Events: China… an insider’s view

CMML China.. an insider's view


God is at work in China. Amazing things are happening. Souls are being saved and the church is growing. And this is all true despite fierce opposition and bitter persecution throughout much of the country.

Would you like to get an insider’s view of what God is doing in China? If so, Digital Sojourner highly recommends the “CHINA… an insider’s view” conference scheduled for 9:30a – 3:00p Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown, NJ. The conference, hosted by Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc., will feature two veteran missionaries to China and a video report recorded by a Christian Chinese national specifically for this event.

Brother John Short, along with his wife Karen, are veteran missionaries in Hong Kong actively engaged in the ministry of the Christian Book Room.

Brother Fred Ruff, and his wife Cathy, have been actively engaged in missionary work among those who are ethnically Chinese throughout the world since 1991.

If you would like ‘an insider’s view‘ you should register for this conference now… registration is required and space is limited. For more details download the conference flyer here; to register visit the CMML event page here.

Also expected at the conference is Mosaic a five man singing group comprised of believers from several New York City assemblies. The following video clip is Mosaic singing at CMML’s 2011 Annual Fall conference.

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Events: Reaching Higher 2012

2012 Reaching HigherIf you are a young adult in the 20-35 age range, serious about serving the Lord, and desire to be challenged in your walk with the Lord, then you should consider going the 2nd Annual Reaching Higher Conference.

The conference is scheduled to take place at Christian Missions in Many Lands located in Wall Township, NJ on Friday evening February 24th and all day Saturday the 25th.

Brother Mike Attwood will be speaking on the subject of ‘Misconceptions of Modern Missions”.

Only a limited number of people can attend, so be sure to register early. For more information about the conference or to register visit the Reaching Higher event page on CMML’s website.

Having attended last year’s Reaching Higher conference I can wholeheartedly recommend this event to you. I hope to see you there!

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Thinking Like A Digital Missionary


And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

Over the last 25 years the world we live in has radically changed. Back in 1987 most people had never heard of the Internet, sent an email, or even made a call from a mobile phone. People regularly used a phonebook, not Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, was only 2 years old on this date in 1987!). In fact, if you are old enough to vote, the world of today neither looks nor functions like the world you were born into. The world is radically different.

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Jottings – What Part Of Go Don’t You Understand?


What part of “go” don’t you understand?

A quote from a missionary to “other areas” in regards to our response to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). 2010 CMML Annual Fall Conference, Lincroft, NJ.

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Jottings – Reassess Everything


Reassess everything in your life… your career, hobbies, relationships, the books you read, everything; and ask yourself this: is it advancing His kingdom?

From a missionary serving in “other areas” at the CMML Annual Fall Conference, Lincroft, NJ Nov. 12, 2011

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Events: CMML’s Annual Fall Conference

41st Annual Fall Missions Conference Do you have an interest in Missions? Are you interested in the Middle East’s recent events? Do you live in the New York City – Philadelphia metropolitan region? If so, Digital Sojourner recommends this Saturday’s Missions Conference: The Middle East, Saying What is Not Said.

The conference, hosted by Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc., will focus on the recent, tumultuous events of the Middle East from a perspective that is not given by the media.

Lord willing the conference will be held at the Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ from 10a – 3p on Saturday November 12th… arrive early for coffee and fellowship starting at 9:15a. Infant and childcare provided, so bring the entire family.

More information is available from the conveners here.

See you there!

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