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Mission: Who is doing mission? What do we mean by "mission"? An is there also an African mission?
Rev. Erich Viering, ecumenical worker in Togo 1960-1968, and Donata Etsi, head of development work in Notse
Bremen Mission was founded in 1836 in Hamburg by Lutheran and Reformed Christian mission societies. The first missionaries left for West Africa in 1847.
For a long time, the task of Bremen Mission was understood to cover only the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the purpose of rescuing „lost souls” in Africa.
„In the past, missionaries were wrong in considering all African habits as heathen or pagan, to be put away“, complained Seth Nomenyo, Synod Clerk of the Evangelical Church in Togo (1925-2004).