The Reformed Church of East Africa (RCEA) was established in 1944 when the DRC of South Africa started to do missionary work in Eldoret, Kenya.
The RCEA became independent in 1963 and currently has more than 200 congregations and 30,000 members. It also has more than 110,000 followers. We still maintain good relations with the church there, and through NetACT we also have close contact with their theological school in Eldoret.
The RCEA is also a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
The DRC family is involved in outreaches to Southern Sudan, in the context of a broader inter-denominational involvement from South Africa. The local churches with whom we are working together in South Sudan is among others the African Inland Church (AIC), the fruit of the Africa Inland Mission (AIM)’s outreach work since the beginning of the 20th century, and the Presbyterian Church.
The purpose of our outreach and engagement with South Sudan, which recently became an independent country from North Sudan, still has the vision of their predecessors: “To establish a Christian presence in Sub-Saharan Africa, north of the equator.”
In the DRC Western Cape region the following DRC steering congregations currently support the outreach initiatives to South Sudan:
The latter is the home town of Dr Kobus van Zyl who, during the past decade, annually visits South Sudan. He is involved in theological equipment courses and assists with the development of the necessary infrastructure in remote areas so that people who know nothing or very little about Jesus Christ can be ministered to.
Let us join hands with this outreach to South Sudan. Pray for the coming of Jesus’s kingdom where we, in close co-operation with the local church, can spread the gospel with vision, focus and enthusiasm.
Daniël de Wet
+27 21 957 7204 / +27 82 068 7795