In early 2019, Thamsanqa Memela represented the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria when he participated in a mission trip to India with the Council for World Mission, as part of its Face to Face programme.
Face to Face is a cross-cultural exchange which enables a wider global dialogue on theology, spirituality and mission. Lasting for six-weeks, the programme aims to invite the students preparing for ministry in cultural, social, theological and contextual realities to understand, to motivate and to engage with the fact that the fullness of life is being denied to the large majority of the world’s population.
|Thamsanqa Memela (right) on a mission trip to India with the Council for World Mission
Students are encouraged to consider both the motivation and method of mission in different parts of the world and bring this reflection back to their own contexts. The programme involves three separate but integrated aspects, namely immersion, reflection and dialogue, such that students can see mission in the context of empire from a fresh perspective.
Please find attached a paper submitted by Mr Memela which further explores these issues and provides details related to his Asian adventure in mission and outreach.