Archive - January 14, 2014

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Do Missions Work?

Do Missions Work?

TEAM historic photo Franson
TEAM founder Fredrik Franson (far left) and the first group of TEAM missionaries to head to Swaziland, in southern Africa, circa 1892. TEAM archives photo

Last December, over 3,000 people gathered in a hot stadium in Manzini, Swaziland, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Evangelical Church. The Swazi denomination — not to be confused with greater Evangelicalism — was founded by TEAM missionaries in the early 1890s and now has hundreds of nationally led churches across southern Africa. They invited TEAM CEO Scott Henson to speak about TEAM’s legacy there, which includes founding schools and hospitals along with building churches. He shared the stage with Sibusiso Dlamini, Swaziland’s prime minister and himself a product of the Evangelical Church. Milestones like this are worth a…

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