A Pear tree grows in Genadendal
When the Moravian missionary was sent to The Cape of South Africa in 1746, he was the solitary representative for a mission effort that was virtually written off by church leaders before it started; not worth the effort or expense.
Thanks to the perseverance of George Schmidt during times of Colonial dominance and racism, the Moravian mission effort grew in Africa from "Sunday school" lessons taught to a class of 5 under a the shade of fruit tree. Weary Sunday School teachers, take heart. Today thousands living in numerous African countries claim their spiritual heritage to Moravian missions.
This post was published this week in the Moravian Board of Cooperative Ministries newsletter: my 15th "Spotlight Blog" ... FYI.