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Rhenish mission station since 1865

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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.

DAILY WATCHWORDS

OCTOBER 2021

Thursday, 28th October 2021

1 Cor. 14:26-33
Lk. 13:1-9

Truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.
Jeremiah 3:23

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.
Matthew 15:35-36

Gracious God, you give to us what we need before we even ask for it. You allow miracles to happen when things look impossible. I pray that we never lose faith because our salvation lies with You. Amen.


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Meditation October 2021

Author: Rev. S. Dinge

Dear brothers and sisters as we have read from the above mentioned text, it is important to note for our meditation that the book of Hebrews was written for a group of Christians who were faced with difficulty, to the point of abandoning their Christian faith.

The author sort to encourage this group of Christians and fix their eyes into Christ as the trusted revelation of God.

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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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