missionaries in africa

but you build to accommodate, confront and overcome these natural elements (atleast if you’re a wise master builder) and curb their effects. Missionary work in Africa has taken place since the late 1800s. If the european miossinary was so good how come he left such a very horrendous lingering taste? European missionaries to southern Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries played a strangely ambiguous role in the history and affairs of the region. Freedom is not just action, it is attitude. missionaries have a ulterior motive of colonising africa that it. but it is also historically naive to dismiss the fact that the Ndebele raided the shona since the is historical evidence which support that the ndebele raided the shona. I have been in China for the last 8 years studying and frankly the reason I stopped going to the Local Church i used to attend was the way it was run. According to the World Missionary Atlas (Beach and Fahs 1925), there were 150 missionary physicians in Africa in 1925, and more than 235 nurses working with nearly 500 trained native nurses in 116 hospitals and 366 dispensaries. If China without a standard religion could rise up and dictate global economic issues, Africa with her 47 countries AND 6 Island Nations, unlimited and vast natural and mineral resources plus the fertile soil that the “unfair GOD who cursed Ham” but gave him the BEST LAND in the world, still are under-developed, corrupted and cheap. In my work with the Missionaries of Africa, poverty — among men, women and children living throughout the African continent — is a subject that I ponder nearly every day. However, have you considered the possibilities for other commands or traditions that Moses and the Israelites might have adopted which could also be considered “Moses’ law””. Throughout Botswana and South Africa, Divine Word Missionaries help the marginalized, shelter refugees and provide food, clothing and basic needs. | RefugeeMaps.org, Christian Privilege and the Long Road to the Separation of Church and State, Class Notes on Religion // 6-22-16 – the kaleidoscope project, 10 African American Rhodes Scholars Selected for 2020, Ghana 2020 Elections: Akufo-Addo v. longtime rival Mahama, Again, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox67Vo4o_kw. Funny enough those “europeans” you blame for indoctrination are long since dead but their offspring, it seems, to you they deserve the full force of your antagonistic views. The history of modern medicine in sub-Saharan Africa is indeed closely linked to the development of missionary activity. But it was not this way from the beginning. Were you there when the Africans were slaughtered? Pingback: A Part of Jesus’ Legacy: A Case for Protective Legislation For Gay People In Ghana | Cuddle My Humanity. I am ZWIDE Mzilikazi KaMdlungwana With this knowledge the conscious african educates himself relevantly, within the context of solving his problems , fully knowing his enemies. It is wicked hypocrites like you who deceive poor gullible unconscious africans about how good the “white ” man is by giving them crumbs in development aid so they deregulate their markets for you to come in with foreign dorect investment, and you take our much more than you ever gave. You know the heat that will come ( it’s natural) : economic-downturns,remittances,lust,ill-passion, anger and stife, envy and jealousy. It was not indefinite. There is no justification for slave trade. Should South Africans be grateful to the mission schools of education to black people during the colonial rule ? Circumstance will not oppress you because Identity is Life! roads, hospitals, railways etc. Obviously, by this interpretation, The Lord knew full well that the israelites should have had this understanding long before. The devils work continues to be done. “If a man gives his body to be burnt but has no love what use is it?” There were always those in Apos Pauls time who preached the gospel with a very wrong motive. A little review of the world’s history will reveal that even the colonial nations were once colonised. Tribal warfare, genocide, and human sacrifices plagued African for generations. Which other scriptures professed by europeans should we believe then? You know the weakness and the hurt, the pain and the sorrow already so you don’t look back at the symptoms but the root issues, then you build in the present for future advantage. to the history of zimbabwe….revisit your sources as well & come up with better argument. You see your hypocrisy? Is it merely because of “grit and hard work?” How about the millions of slaves who were fed pigs entrails and went unpaid for 300 – 400 years? Regional-houses in: Europe Africa Asia Oceania The Americas . The scripture you speak about does not conscern slavery, it conscerns the devorce of a man and woman. Europeans introduced diseases like rinderpest that wiped out cattle used for farming. You know the winds that blow around you: the gossip, doctrines of man, preferences and opinions of the majority. Read up on his REAL work and see for yourself he advanced his relationship with God with the oppressive methods of religious conformists before him: torturing, looting and pillaging the local tribes. Your family looted a lot than a toilet which they built in Ghana and Brain washed many to rely on your education you rely on hospitals why Jesus gave believers power and right to heal Your FAMILY was not a real FAMILY of God sorry revise your thoughts or ask Ghananians if the appreciate it, missionaries were the saviors of the shona people since the ndebele were hostile towards them..however the missionaries tend to ill treat the shona aswell. The wisdom and awareness of the captain will determine the integrity of the ship’s course. This Wisdom cries out “Don’t dwell on the past!,” and again “Don’t dwell on what Was wrong but rather Focus on what IS RIGHT!” . However why not look at the existing facts? Americans- the Americans NUCLEAR BOMBED Japan NOT ONCE BUT TWICE Gods image of the first chosen people was the black woman. And thus, the influence of Christianity in the colonization process had a devastating effect on the Africans. And damn fool who enriches self on back of others misery can afford to send children to oxford and yale. I repeat “2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” So if he lives in you then you are FREE! I remember the first time I read the above quotation from the writer, Eli Khamarov. For this I applaud you! The Spirit of God (His thoughts, attitudes and mannerisms) that makes me like Him, as you stated, In whose image we are made, as I stated earlier, is who makes us free. Sexual abuse, for example – perhaps the most intimate and profoundly damaging form of abuse, is healed by forgiveness … and release. However, if that prisoner has the mindset of a free man, and treats life as a precious commodity he lives in freedom everyday no matter his status in society or position in life.He is free because he thinks so, because he thinks so, he acts so, because he acts so, he is equal to any other mentally free man. Interrogative psychology teaches us about dual personality of the tag team: good cop and bad cop intertogate the poor accused who then identifies the good cop as friendly and confesses to him with what result? Many missionaries built clinics and brought in medicine that improved infant mortality and immunizations which saved countless millions of black lives. Were you there when the regime was trading with Britain? My friend, I fear your bitterness is clouding your reason, short-sighting your descernment and stopping your ears. Robert Moffat, a famous missionary wrote about Mzilikazi and the Ndebele (Zimbabwe) in 1857, “His government, is one of tyranny and intrigue, lies and blood. And, truly, All of us are slaves in some form or fashion physically. And you know the waves that come: the craftiness,schemes and plots of men. The first missionaries were a group from the Franciscan friars known as Capuchins. let us view Africa from a wider perspective is it true that the missionaries played the role of imperialists unconsciously? Land in many parts of Africa is not owned even today by local Africans but by tribal chiefs and amakosi. To the cursed children of Ham cursed to be black; Is this not also what your missionaries taught? Missionaries came to East Africa for various reasons. In the end everyone forgave everyone over time, But come on it has been like over a hundred years since slavery. Where were they when during apartheid in south africa when the british government was trading with the apartheid regime? You saved us from tribal warfare but couldn’t save your own europeans the wars they fought between themselves to control the slave trade? @ nii… Have you ever read any documentary on the real work of missionaries such as Robert Moffat? British colony in America was notorious for not even allowing african americans to read, whiles they were “preaching the good news” in africa. If we were so weak from diseases how come your bloody ancestors preferred african slaves to european indentured serfs and native americans? Alright you.. Doesn’t it astonish you to hear who the father of your forefather was? One cannot “deal with it” as you put it. Moffat & his cronies lacked moral fortitude to stand up against the ungodly british regime. If He is your strong foundation, of whom are you afraid? Tucker, a British Missionary interpreted the 1900 Buganda Agreement to the regents of Kabaka Daudi Chwa II. @ Leo, There is more to it that meets the eyes, in my opinion you should have argue that true missionaries in there own efforts did try with what little they could do to change the living conditions of the indigenous people of Africa, they did learn there language and ways and they did improve on some customs pertaining life and death but you should also agree with @The Bantu, That their actions indirectly did affect the perception of Africa to the then Monarchs and the European people. That should complete the only thing lacking in your good deeds for.the scriptures also teach that the laborer deserves fair compensation for his work. So my friend, If you give yourself to the One who “has command over the winds and the waves” what is there to fear? It is quite worthy of notice that after “abolishment” of slavery the same europeans started colonialism which resulted in the senseless slaughter of over 20million congolese and hererro. Our quarterly newsletter highlights some of our missionaries work from around Africa as well as other recent developments. I also stated why dwell on the past? If you are not european then educate yourself about colonization and slavery not through idealistic european views about their missionaries. If you indeed fought against slavery how about continuance of the moral cause? Look at the education. Come see what our missionaries are doing. They even preached that salvation could only be obtained through formal work which meant one had to earn a paycheck. He investigates and inspects his environment and then carefully chooses a position a posture and a place to begin the formation of his base. How come your theologians justified enslavement of Africans with your twisted reading of the bible? This would be through preaching and teaching the holy gospel so that many would get converted to Christianity. To “get over” our colonial past or enslavement is ignorance and foolishness. I tell you there is the literature to support what you are saying and then there is the truth of what really happened. The Monarch, the lords and the “church” were only conscerned with the “obedience” of the slaves to British laws and regulations. Africa had no famine issues prior to colonization. The giver of life. Aged just 28, she sailed to West Africa in August 1876 and was assigned to the Calabar region. Again, I desire mercy and not sacrifice), and He has provided all humankind mercy through His Son. Born in Aberdeen in 1848, Mary Slessor became missionary to Nigeria under the United Presbyterian Church's Foreign Mission Board. I often feel willing to suffer anything or die any kind of death it fit would only result in the moral renovation of the Matabele, their deliverance from their present awfully degraded condition.”. were we the ones who colonised them? On-going Formation. it was not because she wanted to free the Africans but it was no longer profitable to her since there was stiff competition from other countries. While North American missionaries began to contribute to this cause in the early nineteenth century, their involvement in Africa peaked, like most European missionary efforts, during the heyday of European colonialism between the partitioning of the continent in 1884-1885 and the onset of decolonization in the 1960s. So how about if todays missionaries like you, who seem more knowledgeable and able than yesterdays, canvass their governments for true justice since your forebears “stopped slavery” and “preached the gospel” to heathen africans? there were many traditions about the sabbath from Moses but what did Yhe Lord say about them all? You will do better service to afrikans by exposing european hypocrisy than preaching the “good” your missionaries didnt do. While missionaries could sometimes clash with colonial governments, for the most part missions were important tools for colonial governments. several reasons attracted christian missionaries to come into Africa, and these include; to spread Christianity, to civilize Africans, to end slave trade and slavery, to promote health facilities, to introduce new methods of farming. Though man may be deceived by pretence yet God is not mocked. Did I mention that I am not white? Be careful not to side foolishly with your ancestors or to make excuses lest you ne as guilty as they. Pingback: Were Most White Missionaries Just Colonialists? Our past is what shapes us and you need to appreciate that being abused does not justify you going out to be a perpetrator. At most times, the missionaries were sent to negotiate treaties that would put the Africans under subjugation. I thought about writing an elaborate response to your comment, but then I thought that would be acknowledging your sickening ignorance. These feminists are always trying to make it all about them? Leo it sounds to me like you are a part of the missionaries who came with the intent to help preach but they saw an opportunity and used it a loop hole they entered. To better understand missionaries in Africa, let’s start by looking at two of the first influential missionaries in Africa: David Livingstone & Mary Slessor. European missionaries contributed to the suffering of Africans by aiding in colonization, I think everyone is missing the point lots of people have been enslaved and forgiven the people. The question therefore remains if the missionaries’ views towards Africans were so negative how could they have been any benefit to Africans? One thing…the light which the european has seen is unequalled in recent world history, but what have they done? They cannot even distinguish between one subject of discussion from another. I believe that the outstrectched arm of the missionaries was sabotaged by the greed of Colonial powers and this influenced by both political and economic means. Since the world is struggling based on ideological stand points as this. Amen I say, Amen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_missionaries I doubt that your argument is common sense. For nineveh repented at the word of Jonah and A Greater than Johnah is here. West conitinues to.pollute steal sodomise and murder. Or the forcible occupation of Africa by Europe with the free exchange of goods and labour between the two? That there were selfish-minded missionaries,I acknowledge but I also furthered my points in other discussions stating that it is not wise to dwell on the past mistakes and hurts. The rich man and Lazarus pales in comparison to what your accursed people have done. Missionaries saw the voyages to Africa by their governments as an opportunity for them to spread the teaching of the Christian faith. While poor negro hands were being amputated or backs were being horsewhipped for not producing enough sugarcane, the missionaries didnt not reject their sugar sweetened tea nor the clothes produced from cotton of the sweat and blood of the african slaves. Unfortunately, afrcans have been made more foolish and weaker through identifying with europeans as our “saviours” by substituting a filithy “european portrait whit jesus” for The True Saviour. Get over it, everyone else did. these reasons led them to pave way for European annexation of African territory, Civilize Africans??? Thank God their impacts in Borno is less. The Europeans were too Eurocentric…Africa would have been a better place without these colonialists.. who says our African herbs weren’t good medicine? Schupid!!! It gave $1.6 billion to help orphans in Africa over the last eight, nine years. However, his actions prove otherwise. Some of them stuck to their mission others however, aided in the colonization of Africans by Europeans. Is great britain not rich today? The gold and diamonds you mined without paying a penny; The lands you forcibly deprived people.off without paying a penny. Mary Slessor. Stealing our very freedom of speech and thought and mentally ingraining in us that we have to follow the bible without fail. The missionaries didn’t come to steal African land and resources for the British Regime. European missionaries contributed to the suffering of Africans by aiding in colonization, Civilize Africans??? Woe to you pharisees. That foolishness becomes manifest in our behavior and our interactions with our enemies – after 50 years of independence we still consider europeans our bemefactors,, calling them “development partners”. I’m still here, can’t even spell an insult right. Whether we are cognizant, which is the desireable condition, or oblivious of it, which destroys us and is the reason africa and africans are in the condition we are today. We need education which teaches us the behaviour of the european wrt us. I feel melancholy…. The women your people raped the men they murdered simply because they were rebellious. Africans were selling each other into slavery long before the European missionaries arrived. God’s commandment was utter destructio of the nations that inhaabited the promised land because of their evil in His sight. The queen of the south came to hear the wisdom of solomon and a greater than Solomon is hear. “Evil men do not understand justice but those who seek the Lord understand it fully!”Proverbs 28:5, God revealed that slavery is not evil? So I can be told to do something as a slave but because in my mind I am free I don’t allow the circumstances to define me. Or of Australia and America? One cannot ” get over the past”. and when they came to africa they pretended to be two different beings.ashi!! The CMS began to work in the freed slave villages in Sierra Leone in 1804 and the Methodist in 1811. For over 400 years what did you do with the Scriptures? Did you indeed die for africans? Your portrayal of past leaders give the impression that they were insipid and feeble minded- it doesn’t do us good. How will you feed your people? these reasons led them to … It is endless. The Society of Missionaries of Africa accomplishes its Mission Purpose through parish ministry, teaching, community prayer, advocacy various spiritual and educational publications, membership in D.C. based organizations that get involved in African affairs and concerns, and work for a more just U.S policies towards Africa and collaboration with other Missionary Institutes. Please if anyone wants to make accusations they should cite credible sources, is that too much to ask of people seeking the Truth? Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain. I never stated that the missionaries died for Africans, far be it, but rather they did die for their Lord and Savior and African “Freedom”. I presume you have not because if you did you would not negate the fact that he actually lived as a native among the tribes he visited learning their cultures and customs. The early success of the missionaries … Examples How did missionaries laid a foundation to the colonization of africa, giving examples… Explain this for mi, Pingback: it’s been a long time and etc. Ha ha ha. That is my belief which I hold utmost. Every house has windows, so every relationship must be alert, must be aware and must be open, must have sight and vision. So the master would provide for his slave, just as if he/she were a son or daughter of his house. This project is a place to assemble them and to explore their family history. 177 Bravington Road, London W9 3AR Matthew 19:1-8. German compensated Israel for the Jews and you think those are more human than Afrikans? Different from their countrrparts in america? from lupane . Our missionaries are serving all over Africa. *without the oppressive methods of the preceding religious conformists: torturing, looting and pillaging the local tribes. If Esau was profane for a bowl or soup then to believe what you say is blasphemy! Did the missionaries not drink tea? However, this is a matter of faith. The millions europe murdered in Congo and Namibia. He is considered to have laid the foundation for Christian witness in tropical Africa. Translation: Thank GOD for white people for saving us from ourselves. The early Christian missionaries and missionaries worked hand in hand with the colonizers. Our population was never wiped out by the plague was it? They misused biblical passages to further the causes of their colonial friends. Yet, regardless of scripture, you hold up a western european image as His Son and preach by hymns that God sent you to conquer and enslave the world. We do not forget that the europeans printed a bible specificalky for the slaves: “the slaves bible by David Mills”. It is simple but man has complicated it to the point of distortion. Pingback: Christian Privilege & The Long Road To The Separation of Church & State. Our angers consume us instead of motivating us.we Africans have lamented for so long but still the stuation is going to worse.Sorrows and lamentations can not help us.We know our past but that is not enough, we must apply it.If your mind is conquered then you are like a ship with no captain. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”, 4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ? Often African chiefs sought advice from missionaries on how to deal with other Europeans seeking treaties. 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