Challenges and opportunities for korean missionaries in Southern Africa
AbstractThis article describes the history of missions in Korea as well as the challenges and opportunities for Korean missionaries in Southern Africa. The most signifi cant problems encountered by Korean missionaries include understanding local context, language and culture acquisition, and meeting the expectations of local people and local churches as well as those of sending churches in Korea. On a personal level, missionaries have to cope with family concerns, maintaining their spiritual life, health problems, fi nancial concerns, frustrations and unfulfi lled ideals. Korean missionaries in Southern Africa do, however, have a unique opportunity to serve the Church in its mission and, above all, to serve the Lord of the Church in his mission, although there are indeed diffi culties to overcome and challenges to face.
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