The Moravian Church
The first missionary in India, Ziegenbalg, while travelling on a ship of the Dutch-East-Indian Company back home to Germany had to halfway through his journey spend several weeks at the Cape where he witnessed the Dutch settlers’ treatment of the Khoi people (“Hottentot”) as lesser beings. Count Zinzendorf had heard about this situation at the Cape and wanted to send a gospel bringer to the Khoi.
In the year 1737, a young man from Herrnhut, named Georg Schmidt who as a result of his protestant faith had previously spent six years in prison in the Catholic region of Austria where he was sentenced to hard labour and had to build fortresses, came to South Africa. Thus, the Moravian Church were the first missionaries amongst the indigenous people of South Africa.
When he arrived at the Cape, he found Khoi families scattered around Baviaanskloof. He gathered them and started his work. For Georg reading the Bible was essential to understanding the meaning of the gospel.
Thursday, 17th June 2021
The Lord will open for you his rich storehouse, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all your undertakings.
Indeed, you have tasted that the Lord is good.
1 Peter 2:3
I'm proud to be your child, Lord. And I'm so grateful that you died for me-rising again on your own new morning-so that every day could be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you. Amen.
We, as Moravians, commit ourselves to the Lordship of Jesus Christ as we strive to renew our spirituality, affirm our unity, and improve our stewardship.
Our church is open and friendly with many organizations, unions and projects.
Meditation June 2021
Author: Rev. S Hendricks
“We must obey God rather than man” – Acts 5:29
During the past year the whole world was put under strict Covid-19 protocols. Many did not commit themselves to obey the rules and regulations and they lost their lives and put others at risk. This life threatening disease forced us to obey the rules.
We also rely and depend on men and women in uniform because we think they are committed to their oath and job description.
Latest News & Updates
1700 Henning Hüsing a meat contractor was given grazing rights. 1701 Governor WA van der Stel send 1 sergeant and 10 soldiers to protect farmers against maranding Buschmen/Khoi-Khoi. During the hunting season WA van der Stel stayed in the farm house (parsonage 1). The parsonage deteriorated until the Moravian Missionaries came.
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