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Republic of South Africa
From South Africa, the AFM grew into many countries on the African continent within the first 50 years. Today it has grown to Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
These international churches of the AFM are linked up through the AFM International to which member countries affiliate.
AFM International equips the leaders of the member-churches to establish spirit filled Pentecostal churches. The organisation promotes fellowship, networking and partnerships between member-churches enabling them to reach out to the unreached.
The Lord Jesus Christ said: “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few, therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38)”.
On the African continent the AFM exists in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Theological training colleges are established in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zimbabwe – with some of these countries also involved with social development projects.
In Asia the AFM is in Fiji, India and Pakistan. Lately, it has also been established in Australia. In Europe, the AFM is established in Belgium, Ireland, Russia and the United Kingdom. In North America the AFM is established in Dallas and the United States of America. New efforts are made to establish the AFM in Brazil.
The AFM has grown to become a truly global church with still greater opportunities to reach out to the unreached areas of the world. To continue with its mission, the AFM International needs your prayers, support, commitment and direct involvement. Currently the greatest challenge is the training of pastors and leaders specifically in Angola, DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan and Nigeria.
History shows that there were 3 waves of missions from South Africa which gave birth to these international churches. The first wave involved the first generation of indigenous lay converts from Southern African countries who came to work in the mines and cities of South Africa. They received the Gospel, returned to their home countries and planted AFM churches.
The second wave consisted of formal missions by the then “white” South Africans into almost all the southern African and east Africa regions. This wave was interrupted by the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid wars in the sixties and seventies.
The third wave of the 1990’s up to date is characterised by the closure of the central missions department of the AFM of South Africa and the growth of new forms of missions where assemblies in South Africa undertake missions in their capacity as an assembly. “Good Tidings to India” is the best example of this model of missions.