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Challenges and opportunities for Korean missionaries in Southern Africa

Kyung H. Oh, Piet G.J. Meiring
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 65, No 1 | a153 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.153 | © 2009 Kyung H. Oh, Piet G.J. Meiring | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 March 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

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Kyung H. Oh, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Piet G.J. Meiring, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

This article describes the history of missions in Korea as well as the challenges and opportunities for Korean missionaries in Southern Africa. The most significant 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, financial concerns, frustrations and unfulfilled 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 difficulties to overcome and challenges to face.

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Korean missionaries; missionaries in Southern Africa; missiology; history of missions in Korea; missionary Church

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