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Worldwide Evangelization Crusade.

Origin is traced to 1913 when Charles Thomas Studd (1860–1931) with a companion went from Eng. to Afr. to evangelize areas not worked by other missions. Studd called his work “Christ's Etceteras”; called Afr. mission “The Heart of Africa Mission”; name changed 1919 to “Worldwide Evangelization Crusade.” Missionaries endeavor to live on level of nat. workers and make chs. indigenous and self-supporting; operates as worldwide fellowship rather than highly organized society; work coordinated through internat. secy. and coordinating council; theol. position fundamental but allows for varying interpretations; interdenom.; active in ca. 40 countries.

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