An OM ministry works with the foreign community by hosting Bible studies and equipping people with the love of Christ.
By establishing friendships, building trust, sharing and ministering, OM’s Diaspora Hope team is making a difference in the lives of immigrants and foreigners living in Cape Town, South Africa.
Based in Soko Market, the team of Diaspora Hope serves the local foreign community by having weekly Bible studies. They also offer prayer and discipleship for anyone needing personal assistance. Their facility consists of a small library, where books are accessible to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge and understanding of God. This also includes Bibles, available in five different languages and sold for 20 rand (about 2 US dollars) each.
According to the team, they have already seen personal and spiritual growth within traders at the market. Some are even starting to take their own initiative in organising prayer meetings. One of the traders started leading a Bible study group in his church.
Diaspora Hope recently launched a new venture in partnership with a local church in Mowbray. Café Thembalethu is an international student café based at the Mowbray Baptist Church. It was created to reach the international students, as well as enable University of Cape Town students to spread the gospel to their peers.