CME Report of Johannesburg UBF
By Dr. John Jun
My wife, Missionary Sarah S. Jun, and I arrived in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa on Oct 4, 2017. South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world with a population of 56 million. The major industries of the country are exporting underground natural resources such as gold, diamond, and uranium and also tourism. 60% of the gold and 20% of all diamonds in the world are produced in South Africa. Regarding race, about 80% are black and 7.9% white. In regard to religion, 79% are Christian and 1.5% Muslim.
In Johannesburg, there is one UBF chapter at Wits University, and Missionaries Jacob (director) and Rebekah Kim, and Missionary Daniel and Miso Rhee, and Missionary Joan Kim are co-working. Missionary Daniel and Miso Rhee were sent here from Korea as silver missionaries, and they go fishing at Wits University campus every day and have one-to-one Bible studies.
After our CME team arrived here, we had Ephesians Bible study with our missionaries on the 6th and I served the Sunday message. We will be studying another lesson of Ephesians jointly at Pretoria.
1) To pray for messengers, Sh. Lesidi, Sh. Desond and Missionary Jacob Kim;
2) To pray for one-on-one ministry and 50 Sunday worship service attendants;
3) Missionary Matthew Kim (Joan Kim’s husband) to receive permanent residency;
4) A native leader to be raised as director.