South Africa

Biblical Christianity continues to be strong and influential. Evangelism outreaches, ministries to social concerns and prayer networks have all multiplied. A great variety of Christian agencies minister to needy sections of society. Pentecostal denominations flourish among all communities, growing from 400,000 affiliates in 1960 to 6.3 million in 2010. Growth since 1995 has been especially […]

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South Africa

Training of Christian leaders is a strategically vital but multi-faceted task: There are 28 theological, degree-awarding university faculties and seminaries, and many more Bible colleges with around 5,000 full-time residential and 8,000 distance-learning students. Funding theological education is a challenge for churches, students and the institutions themselves, leading to a decline in numbers. Many of […]

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South Africa

Immigrants, legal and illegal, have streamed over South Africa’s borders, especially from Zimbabwe, Congo-DRC, Mozambique, Angola, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and Nigeria. Their peak numbers are estimated at five million (although some claim it is as high as 18 million), but many of these use South Africa only as a jumping-off point to other destinations. A […]

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South Africa

Ethnic and religious groups for specific prayer focus: Muslims are less than 2% of the population, but they exercise an influence far greater than their numbers. Very few Muslims have ever openly become followers of the Lord Jesus. Pray for groups of believers from Muslim backgrounds to emerge. Hindus are 50% of the Asian population. […]

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South Africa

Mission vision continues to be strong as the nation sends out a disproportionately high number of missionaries. South Africa’s commitment in the past was notable, with internationally known agencies such as AEF (now SIM), Healthcare Christian Fellowship International (HCFI) with its worldwide ministry to and through medical workers, Africa Evangelistic Band, Dorothea Mission, the NGK […]

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South Africa

Pray for all in government and leadership, that the priorities would be justice, righteousness, and economic improvement for all. Greater transparency, a more mature democracy, and free press, would all help combat corruption and deception. The nation faces high rates of rape and violent crime. The legacy of racism and injustice do not justify the […]

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South Africa

AIDS remains a scourge of the population. The HIV-occurrence rate is dropping, but the impact of AIDS is already devastating and yet to be fully felt – on the economy, demography and in ministry. There are around 500,000 new infections every year and nearly two million AIDS orphans. About 14% of the population are infected […]

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