Welcome to the South Africa base of Teen Missions International!
History & Ministries of the South Africa Base
Teen Missions in South Africa is located in the Pyramid, outside the capital of Pretoria. Each year the staff run the annual Boot Camp. During the rest of the year, they operate a Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center, as well as a retreat center. One of their biggest outreaches is ministering to Children through a Motorcycle Sunday School Mission. They teach children phonics, literacy, Sunday school lessons, arts and crafts, games and provide medical care when needed.
Land & People of South Africa
South Africa has a colorful past, as it was ruled by several nations over the years. One of the most significant historical events was the inauguration of the Apartheid policy (racial separation) in 1948. Though the policy was abolished in 1994, the tension is still present. There are 11 official languages in South Africa, including English. Though 73% of the population claims to be Christians, many still hold to indigenous beliefs and animism. There is also a small percentage of Muslims and Hindus. AIDS and poverty are two issues that are very prominent in South Africa. Around 7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and 370,000 die of AIDS each year. There is also widespread poverty: 55% of the population lives below the poverty line and many are malnourished and starving.
- South Africa Boot Camp : Has Teen Missions changed your plans for the future? May 1, 2018 Has participation with Teen Missions changed your plans for the future in any way? Prevail age 18 “In whatever I will do I will involve God in order for it to be successful.” Amisse age 17 “Now I know that God loves me and I have chosen Christ as my Lord and Savior.” Katlego age 18 “I was a drunkard. I am ready to stop.” Ntsako age 14 “First I came and I had asthma because of the environment. My lungs were infected and ...
- Student Outreach to Fouriesburg, South Africa October 19, 2017 In October, students from the Teen Missions in South Africa base conducted an outreach to Fouriesburg, Free State. It was hosted by former student and MSSM staff Peter Putstonyeone. Here is their account of the trip… On Friday, many of the kids came out to greet us. The students organized some games in order to get to know them better. In the evening, we did an open-air program. We began with singing — Tebogo and Mrs. Elizabeth led worship. Afterwards, Bongani ...