Mission Issues

Thinking and re-thinking missionary issues


This is a blog where I would like to share some of my ideas about contemporary mission. I have more than 25 years experience as a full-time missionary in Swaziland, have done a PhD on the theology of mission – specifically on the relationship between mission and eschatology – and am presently specialising in the problem of HIV/AIDS and how the church should approach this problem. You are welcome to respond and share your ideas on this blog.


  1. Arnau

    Baie dankie vir die nuusbriewe en al die inligting. Ek is bietjie oorwldig deur alles wat jy hier bied, maar dit is skitterende werk. Ek is self betrokke by partnerships en sal graag insette lewer en ook van jou kennis en ervaring hierin gebruik maak. Ek sal hopelik later geleentheid kry om verder te reageer.Doen so voort !



    Comment by Danie Louw Sabie | Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. I would like to be part of this ministry.I like missions and i enjoy being in missions because that si were my heart is.Am asking if you can assit me in a school of missions that you can reccomend.I will be gratefrul.

    Comment by Alick Kapandula | Monday, January 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi Alick,

    That would obviously depend where you live. Contact me and let me know where you are and then I can see if I can give you advice.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hello Mr. van Wyngaard,

    we are about to move to Swaziland to work full-time with TransWorld Radio, a Christian Radio Organisation probably living near Manzini late summer 2009.
    As Candidates on orientation course we are interested in the history of mission in Swasiland.
    You seem to be the right one to ask, thank you for your help, maybe with an e-mail adress.
    Blessings, Britta

    Comment by Britta Pfeiffer | Friday, January 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. missions = incarnational relationships & partnerships = being Christ to one another… all the time & everywhere

    If you haven’t already, check out:

    A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race, by Brenda Salter Mcneil

    Serving with Eyes Wide Open; Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence, by David A. Livermore

    The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church, by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch

    Comment by Hope | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. I would like to discuss your comments about Angus Buchan. I’m in Boca Raton Florida US. I’m working towards an RN degree and I’m a ROTARY member. Currently I’m a Banker and feel that the LORD is leading me to become an RN in order to do goods works in Africa.

    Since I have been a banker for about 14 yrs and a Business banker for many years-I would rather not re invent the wheel so I’m looking for an organization to work with along with the ROTARY INTERNATIONAL and combine forces in order to bring JESUS LOVE to the African people.

    It is very important to me to connect with an organization that is humble and only gives the GLORY to our LORD.

    My personal needs are few so once I can finish school I plan (GOD willing) to work in Africa for up to 6 months a year.

    I’m sending this out and put in the hands of GOD who leads me the result.

    GOD BLESS all those who live for JESUS!

    Anita Parial
    9251 Edgemont Lane
    Boca Raton FL 33434
    561-674-2273 cell
    561-544-1905 office
    561-487-6482 home

    Comment by Anita Parial | Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. I just read your comments on Angus Buchan. Last night I viewed the DVD film, “Faith Like Potatoes,” as you well know, Buchan’s biograhy.

    You stated early on in your blog regarding Mr. Buchan, “I went absolutely open-minded, but left, deeply anguished by some things I saw that evening.” Would you please be so kind as to elaborate on that statement?

    Also, though I have been a follower of Christ for over 31 years, I know very little about what God is doing in Africa. Most all of my missions focus had been on Asia, since that is where I served with the US Navy for much of my career. Honestly, I was utterly AMAZED at Angus Buchan’s biography, and again, with what you have to say about God moving in Africa!

    I am writing from Portland, Oregon, USA.


    ~Ted Mouser

    Comment by Ted Mouser | Friday, December 4, 2009 | Reply

  8. I am interested in Missions issues and i would like to be added in your mailing list.

    Pastor Azir NDOMBE
    B.P. 14621
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Mail : azirndombe@yahoo.fr

    Comment by Azir NDOMBE | Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Reply

  9. Pastor Ndombe, unfortunately it is not possible to put you on a mailing list. This is a blog. However, you can link to me on Facebook and I always make a note on Facebook wheen I post something new on my blog. Thanks for your interest.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Reply

  10. Dear Mr van Wyngaard,

    What a shame. You haven’t posted anything new in your blog for a LONG time! Have you let it die a death? That would be a shame. You have some wonderful ideas which you share with your readers. I personally have found some most helpful information for a missions course I’m teaching to local pastors in Kenya.

    Thank you, and start up the good work again!


    PS. Back in 2008 someone asked you whether you’d read the book “The Mission of God” by Chris Wright. I highly recommend it if you have not yet done so!

    Comment by Bernie | Monday, September 26, 2011 | Reply

  11. Hi Bernie. Thanks you so much for your note. I feel so guilty about my neglect. Truth is that I’ve been under more pressure the past 18 months than I ever imagined. I’ve been reading some of my old posts on my blog the past few days and I do feel motivated to tell some more stories and get working again on this. I really hope I can keep it up.

    Keep well,


    Comment by Arnau Van Wyngaard | Monday, September 26, 2011 | Reply

  12. I googled escatology and meeting South Africa and found myself here.

    Hello, we are having an escatology meeting/get together, fellowship on Saturday the 3rd Decemebr in Johannesburg. Pease its for free and we so would like to invite people to join in and with us to discuss this very exciting time. Please call 0839378626 should you wish to know more.

    Take care


    Comment by vanessa | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Reply

  13. hi l would to be part of you here is my email talentdube80@yahoo.com

    Comment by Talent | Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | Reply

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