Howzit. Thobela. Molo. Sawubona. Riperile. !hoi ca. Dumela. Avuwani. With 11 official languages and many different cultures, South Africa is aptly named the rainbow nation. Its diversity is not just reflected in its various people groups, but also in nature (South Africa is the third most bio-diverse country in the world) and in the socioeconomic status of its people ranging from the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor.
Although South Africa is a country of opportunity and huge potential, the social and developmental needs are vast. Some of the challenges facing the country include a high crime rate, a population ravaged by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, many immigrants from across Africa flooding the borders in search of a better future, and the struggle with the peaceful integration of cultures in a post-apartheid era.
OM IN SOUTH AFRICA
OM has been working in South Africa since 1986. Initially the focus has been on mobilising the church and training missionaries to go into the world, but in recent years the work of OM has become even more diverse as we respond to the needs in South Africa. Today there are between 400-500 missionaries represented by OM South Africa, either working locally or in a foreign country.
OM South Africa, in relationship with churches, disciples and sends workers to see lives and communities transformed locally and among the nations.
We are primarily focused on the following:
HOW CAN YOU JOIN US?
SOUTH AFRICA STATISTICS
Thank You, Lord, for South Africa, the "Rainbow Nation" in every aspect of life. Thank You for the huge potential of this country, its nature, its people and its rich culture. We pray that Your church can grow to meet social problems and that Your peace will penetrate the different people groups to form a beautiful unity in Your Spirit.
Thank you for considering a gift to further the work of OM. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 1-800-899-0432.
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