For the past year Florence Masabo has arrived very early every Sunday morning at Sunnyside church in Pretoria, South Africa, her arms filled with groceries. She, along with several other Global Mission pioneers, spends all morning preparing a hot lunch for some 100 people. Some of them are ex-prisoners who have been rejected by their families; others are jobless.
After lunch the pioneers lead a Bible study on the grassy lawn outside for those who wish to stay. Following the Bible study people often give testimonies of how they have been nourished both physically and spiritually. Thus Florence and the other pioneers are meeting people where they are, and showing them a better life.
Major Languages: English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa, and Zulu
Major Religion: Christianity, Islam, and indigenous beliefs
Population: 48.3 million*
Adventist membership: 86,557*
Adventist to population ratio: 1:558*
The Adventist Church has grown in many parts of Africa. Still major challenges remain. Religious, social, and ethnic persecution makes church growth difficult in some areas. Your support of fund number 5220will help ensure that the Adventist Church keeps growing and taking Jesus’ love to all of Africa.
* General Conference Office of Archives and Statistics, 145th Annual Statistical Report
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