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Where can I find a list of Catholic churches in South Africa?

Question by : Where can I find a list of Catholic churches in South Africa?
I’m from SA, and I’d like to join a Catholic church here, but don’t know where to begin.
A list would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Best answer:

Answer by JustAnotherJedi
http://www.catholiclinks.org/paroquiassurafrica.htm

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Freedom Africa Missions 2009

Pastor Hoa and Minister Lamont travel to Nigeria, Africa to preach the gospel and serve the Church of Jesus Christ there. Nigerian Pastor Sunday Oyeleye of Jesus Army International and Missionary Donna Smiley-Young of Fields of Glory International opened doors for Freedom’s ministry in the nation of Africa. Almost 200 people gave their lives to Christ in an open air crusade meeting.
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SoulOfAmerica Showcases the Gullah Islands and their African Heritage — Experience the Sites, Sounds and Tastes of Africa without Leaving the States

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2005

SoulOfAmerica.com announces a guide to the historically significant Gullah Islands in South Carolina. Once home to African slaves, this Atlantic coastal region still brims with the culture of the Motherland. The Gullah area consists of more than a dozen islands in addition to sections of coastal plains in the Carolinas.

The online destination guide, at [http://www.soulofamerica.com/resorts/gullah.html , explores Gullah culture in towns such as Beaufort, St. Helena Island, Bluffton, Hampton, Hilton Head Island, Daufauskie Island and Georgetown. Find out where to savor food laced with the spicy flavors of Africa, witness weavers transforming sweetgrass into exquisite baskets, admire quilters using a “long-strip” technique to create masterpieces of fabric art and hear storytellers bringing Gullah’s history to life. Visit and learn about “Praise Houses,” small sacred buildings in which slaves worshiped and conducted ancestral ceremonies.

“This region is a true national treasure, especially for African Americans,” said Thomas Dorsey, publisher of SoulOfAmerica.com. “Nowhere else within the United States can you immerse yourself in such authentic and rich African culture and history. The Gullah Islands enable us to experience the triumphs and challenges of those who came before us.”

The guide provides a history of the Gullah people and their language, the latter being a combination of many African dialects, and information about the area’s lively heritage festivals. Also included are historical sites, art galleries, museums, churches and music venues that pulsate with the rhythms of Africa.

First publishing to travelers in 1994, SoulOfAmerica.com provides extensive destination guides and photographs of such subjects as Family Travel, Cruises, Spas, Holiday Travel, Black History Month and International Destinations, including Paris and the Caribbean. Black travel experts are also available for interviews and for referrals to other black travel resources. “SoulOfAmerica.com” is the DBA name and “Soul Of America” is a trademark of Soul Of America Travel, Inc.

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How come Caucasian/white American church music is different from Africa /black American church music?

Question by Creek S: How come Caucasian/white American church music is different from Africa /black American church music?
Some describe the Africa /black American church music being passionate. I guess kind of upbeat and out there. I guess how describe Caucasian/white American church music being like calm, and settle. It seems when they sing trying be very angelic or something.
Sorry I am not sure how example or describe this.

Best answer:

Answer by Notmyself
Um, their cultures are different, so therefore the music would be?

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Closing the Gap through Church Planting in South Africa

Closing the Gap through Church Planting in South Africa

After 30 plus turbulent years under apartheid, South Africa held its first national democratic elections in 1994. Under the rule of the previously all white government, the political and economic gap between whites and the black majority had expanded at a rapid rate. Now, though racially motivated laws have been repealed, the black population continues to struggle in getting back on their feet.


To assist in the recovery process, the government of South Africa has set up several mini villages outside of urban areas. These settlements are a long way from glamorous. In fact, according to the Director of African Ministries, residents are on the edge of survival. He says, This is a new kind of hunting and gathering society with evidence of this in the houses and on the streets, in the clothing they wear, or often the lack thereof.


But at least these settlements are allowing people, who were previously residing illegally on the property of others, to have land they can call their own.


In the midst of these small budget villages, God is opening big opportunity doors. Trained South African Christians are establishing evangelical churches in these brand new, unreached communities. As the physically and spiritually deprived pour in, church planters are sharing the hope of the Gospel with them.


Its not an easy task for church planters to reach a group that has been neglected for so long. Faced with unemployment and hunger, its hard for many to look beyond their circumstances. South Africas church planting coordinator says that they are asked, If Jesus loves me, why I am like this? He responds, God loves us, even in our poverty. And he can change our lives.

Over the course of time, church planters continue to share this message through their actions and through Gods Word. One by one, the impoverished of South Africa are coming to know the spiritual wealth of a life in Christ. And slowly but surely, Christs Church is growing in these shantytowns.


Its not just among the poor that Christs Church is growing. Bible trained workers are laboring faithfully to establish new churches throughout South Africa, in areas where there was no previous evangelical presence.


Bible trained church planters are succeeding in their endeavor for two reasons. First, they are founding churches on the basis of Gods Word. While churches are plentiful in this country, many neglect the teachings of the Bible. God is blessing the work of church planters who point Africans to the Truth.


Moreover, South African church planters are succeeding because they use a strong relational approach in ministry. Many of them continue to work in normal jobs, even after they have completed church planter training. Through everyday conversations, church planters are building evangelistic bridges to their co workers.

Remember South Africa in your prayers. While many steps are being taken forward, this country has a long way to go towards healing. Poverty abounds, racial tensions remain, and millions still dont understand what it means to have Jesus as their Savior.


But through Gods grace, and through peoples prayers, it might only be a matter of time before everything changes.

john savage is director of Bible Network and more stories can be read by Clicking Here