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Religious Studies Coursework - Missionaries A missionary is someone who travels the world, teaching people about God and their religion. The word 'missionary' comes from the Latin word 'missa' which means to go out. Every religion has their own missionaries but in this essay I am going to talk about the work of Christian missionaries. Modern missionaries aim to spread the Word of God in other countries. They teach Christianity in non-Christian countries and support the faith in Christian countries. They sometimes leave well-paid jobs to go travelling because they feel that God is calling them to go out and help people. ...read more.


Mother Teresa 'preached the Good News to all people' by carrying out Christ's work in several different countries. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. She first started to teach people about God when she became a nun and joined an order in Dublin. She then travelled to Calcutta in India, where she worked as a teacher in a school. Whilst she was teaching, she saw people living in poverty and suffering on the streets of Calcutta and felt that God was calling her to help them. ...read more.


Mother Teresa inspired lots of people to become Christians and encouraged them to want to learn about the faith. Most people had heard about her and the work she had done and so, in a way, she gave Christianity a lot of publicity and also reached out to younger people. I believe that she is one of the reasons why younger people have turned to religion as they have seen that Christianity isn't just about going to Church, it's about helping others. She made people aware of the poverty and suffering in third-world countries, which led to people donating more money to charity so that she could carry on with her work. She was a very good example of how a Christian should live their life as she always put the needs of others before her own. ...read more.

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