The “Sleeping Giant” Wakes Up
Over the last three decades, there has been a noticeable increase of Africans in mission.
For quite a while, Christian ministry in
Another factor is the changing attitude toward and understanding of mission. Previously, many African Christians viewed mission as only for western missionaries. Partly, this was due to the poor transfer of mission vision from the early missionaries to the emerging
The global village phenomenon has also considerably contributed to increased mission awareness and mobilization. With the electronic mass media, African Christians (even those in remote villages) are able to hear, watch and read of what God is doing in other parts of the world. Easier communication has increased exchange of ideas and strategies for better mission mobilization. Testimonies of amazing mission mobilization in countries like US,
In fact, increased mission mobilization in Africa is such that the current chall