Missionary Involvement in Africa By: Alondra E, Maria S, Jasmine B, Guadalupe A

The legacy of Christian missionaries in Africa lives up to this day. In southern Africa most of the leaders who participated in the fight for independence were educated by missionaries or schools built by missionaries.

Christian missionaries have been up to this day they light in their life. The missionaries have contributed to their life style so much that the way of the missionaries, is the way of the Africans.

"It is not only that the requirement of modesty necessitates the providing of some sort of clothing, however simple; but Christian morality desires also a dwelling corresponding to human dignity, decency and purity."

The text is saying that the Christian missionary is maybe something that should or need to have, such as clothing. It could also mean, because of dignity, decency, and purity, the best well being for people of the, missionary.

  • More than 50% of the population in Nigeria is Christian.
  • Nigeria has one of the strongest prayer movements.
  • Also has some of the largest prayer meetings (about 3 million in Lagos).
  • Tensions between Muslims and Christians have escalated to violence.
  • In certain places, Christians are persecuted, killing hundreds. Christians have retailed.
  • Mission Africa first pioneered in 1887.
  • They provide medical care to all.
  • Provide theological education in colleges, and villages for the church leaders of the future.
  • Help children with nutrition.

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Most missionary involvement starting to be allowed in the 1920s when Africa was starting to become safer. Most all of the missionaries started to arrive by sea in the 19th century. but,after WWI, churches started settling in certain parts of Africa. The churches lasted through most of the colonial era.Many different religions were sent to help and to make it a safer place to live not just Nigeria, but also Africa. Some religions that were sent to Africa were: Catholic,Christianity,Islamic, and many others, but some people who lived in Africa did not think they need a different religion so they decided to make their own church.

Sources:

"Role of missionaries in colonization of Americans" the role of missionaries October 8, 2012 http://www.globalblackhistory.com/2012/10/role-of-missionaries-in-colonization-of-africans.html March 3rd, 2017

"The role of missionaries" South African history online April 12. 2016 http://www.sahistory.org.za/article/european-missionaries-southern-africa March 3, 2017

"Nigeria" Mission America. Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, http://www.missionafrica.org.uk/where-we-work/nigeria Accessed February 3rd 2017

"Missionary Involvement in Africa" April 1, 2011 https://1st2011.wikispaces.com/Missionary+Involvement+in+Africa 3 March 2017

Credits:

Created with images by Fæ - "Christian family of Foumban, in Cameroon (IMP-DEFAP CMCFGB-CP025 2)" • Fæ - "Congo Balolo Mission missionary and village boys, Congo, ca. 1900-1910 (IMP-CSCNWW33-OS11-63)" • Fæ - "Cape to Cairo Ry., Congo, ca. 1900-1915 (IMP-CSCNWW33-OS10-82)" • Fæ - "Long headed slave girls, Congo, ca. 1900-1915 (IMP-CSCNWW33-OS11-2)" • Elin B - "North Cameroon" • greg westfall. - "the accidental missionary" • ralphrepo - "Men With Leopard At The Dongan Mission, China [1932] Fr. Otto Rauschenbach [RESTORED]" • Elin B - "untitled image"

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