Our purpose in South Africa is to build relationships with local churches, and through these relationships to disciple and send workers into communities. Our desire is to see transformation take place locally and throughout the nations.
South Africa is a large country known as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ for its cultural diversity. There are four distinct people groups represented—Blacks, Whites, Coloureds and Indians—and sub-groups within those four. The living conditions in the country are almost as diverse as the people, with many affluent Whites living in city suburbs, and many Blacks living in poor and dilapidated townships.
The church of South Africa is also affected by the stark cultural contrasts. In the suburbs the church is fairly well resourced but, in the predominantly Black townships, it struggles financially and is often the object of missions efforts itself.