||Carl and Carolyn Carmody
When Are We Going?
Approximate departure Date is 2nd July 2010
Approximate return Date is 21st July 2010
Who is Leading the Team?
John Palandri, Carl & Carolyn Carmody and Graeme Jacques from Challenge
- Ministry into black townships and squatter camps.
- Ministry into Prisons.
- Newspaper distribution into Johannesburg central, hospitals
and squatter camps.
- Children’s Ministry.
- Christian Leaders Institute.
- Ministry into hospitals
- Dayspring Mission School.
- Baby House
- Gospel Outreach Centre in central Johannesburg
- Preaching at various churches
- To see each team member
grow in their relationship
- To see each team member
stretched in areas of faith
- To provide a cross cultural
learning experience in mission.
- to see each member become
- To encourage local pastors
and leaders in South Africa.
SOUTH AFRICA is a land that is not too dissimilar to our own here in
Western Australia. It is a land of diverse cultures where eleven different
languages are spoken, thus the reason for it being called the Rainbow Nation.
Surprisingly South Africa has a population of almost 46 million people, 75%
of this population is made up of black cultures such as Xhosa, Zulu amongst
others. Large groups of South Africans are of mixed race as well as many of
Asian descent. White people constitute approximately 15% of the population.
South Africa occupies the southern extremity of the African plateau and
covers 1.25 million sq kms. The country divides into three main zones: the
interior African Plateau extending northwards to form part of the semi-arid
Kalahari Basin, the rugged semi-circular Great Escarpment bordering the
plateau and rising north-eastwards to form the Drakensberg Range, and the
peripheral coastal plains forming narrow, fertile lowland, strips in the west,
south and east. The main river, the Orange, crosses west to east. The Orange
Free State is the most densely populated of the four provinces.
There are a variety of different religions practised in South Africa, such as
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and a mixed bag of African
tribal/traditional religions which incorporate all sorts of pagan practices.
Since the abolition of Apartheid South African culture has had a change of
emphasis highlighting the values of democracy, tolerance and understanding.
Whilst this process has come a long way there is still much to be done in
bringing equality across this amazing country.
The climate is temperate with plentiful sunshine and good annual average
rainfall. The warm Mozambique current promotes rich vegetation and high
temperatures along the Natal coast. The west coast is drier. Further north is
desert. Generally, summer temperatures vary between 21°C and 24°C in
January and cooler in winter, averaging 11°C in July.
South Africa is a country that is wide open to the gospel and provides
incredible opportunities to graciously and lovingly communicate the good
news of Jesus Christ. We will be based in the capital city of Johannesburg
which has a population of around 6 million people including the massive
Soweto black township. It is a city of contrasts where all the modern
conveniences are available to those who can afford them. Then you have the
black townships and squatter camps that can exhibit the most incredible depths