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HTS Theological Studies

versión On-line ISSN 2072-8050
versión impresa ISSN 0259-9422


OH, Kyung H.  y  MEIRING, Piet G.J.. Challenges and opportunities for Korean missionaries in Southern Africa. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2009, vol.65, n.1. ISSN 2072-8050.

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.

Palabras clave : Korean missionaries; missionaries in Southern Africa; missiology; history of missions in Korea; missionary Church.

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