and Ursula de Villiers stay in Opuwo, the capital town of the Kunene Region
in north-western Namibia
in the south-western part of Africa. It is
also home to about 10 000 people of the Himba, Herero, Dhimba (Zemba) and other people groups.
We planted an interdependent
with the purpose
of bringing the Good News of salvation to the people of Opuwo, Kaokoland and
to the ends of the earth. Pastor Kalusha Safoomundu is now pastoring the
church. We are part of The Christian Network. We are missionaries of the Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria, South
Pieter is also the national
director for Every Home for Christ and together
we plan and work to reach our region and the southern parts of Angola
with the Gospel of the Kingdom.
In recent years God is leading
and using us in training and equipping Christians and leaders from different
churches. We do Evangelism and Leadership workshops and provide churches with
The Himba and
Herero people living in and around Opuwo are to a large extend unreached.
They pray to the ancestors and go to witch doctors. There are no churches in
most of the villages around Opuwo. On our regular outreaches we have many
times preached to people who have never heard about Jesus or about what He
did for them. Many are nomadic and illiterate and discipleship is difficult.
God led us to start the Kaokoland Tape Project. We give hand-wind, solar cell Tape
Players to key people in villages to help them to hear the Word of God in
their own language. We also develop and print literature in the local
languages. People are eager to learn to read and also very open to the
Gospel. Every time we go on outreach we realize that the harvest is very ripe
but the workers are so few. We have started to train a group of full-time
outreach members who will be responsible for evangelism, discipleship, leadership
development and church planting in our area.
We also believe God wants His
body in Opuwo to work in unity and our vision is to work with all the
life-giving churches in Opuwo to make a bigger impact on the area.
Pieter is the Mayor of Opuwo
Click on the photos to join us as we continue an exciting
outreach to the Himba and Herero people in Namibia. And it is for free!!