Reformed Baptist Church

Reformed Baptist Church

 

The Reformed Baptist Alliance of Canada (Reformed Baptist Church) was founded in 1888 by a group of Free Christian Baptists following the expulsion of five ministers for refusing to renounce strict adherence to their views on “scriptural holiness.” As part of the broader “holiness movement,” the Reformed Baptist believed in the doctrine of “instantaneous sanctification” (the experience of “entire sanctification”) separate from initial conversion/salvation.  Through this “second definitive work of grace,” it was believed one was cleansed from the tendency to commit sin leading ultimately to “Christian perfection.”

In only two months, the Reformed Baptists had organized nine churches in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, principally New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a total membership of 540. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alliance had expanded to forty churches and a membership of sixteen hundred.  Growth thereafter slowed.

Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Sanders became the first missionaries of the Reformed Baptist Church arriving on the Natal coast of South Africa in 1901. Other Reformed Baptists missionaries followed working among the Zulu peoples. The church later expanded into Southern Rhodesia with the founding of Bethesda Mission in 1957.

The Reformed Baptists merged with the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1966 and subsequently became part of the larger merger with the Pilgrim Holiness Church in 1968 creating the Wesleyan Church. Wesleyans have their historical roots in the holiness movement and a break with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1800s over the issue of slavery.  The mission station in former Southern Rhodesia, present day Zimbabwe, is now under the control of the Wesleyan Church of South Africa.

Missions

References

Contributors
  • Mark Loomis

Postcards: The World Post Card Co – Type I

The World Post Card Co

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/ACaravan of Rev. and Mrs John M Springer, Congo Free State, Africa.
N/AMrs Springer and Jonas at Hartzell Villa, W.F.M.S., Old Umtali, Rhodesia, Africa.
N/AMrs Springer being carried in Machila, Rhodesia to Angola, Rhodesia.
N/ARev. and Mrs John M Springer, Old Umtali, Rhodesia, Africa.
N/ARev. and Mrs John M Springer, Rhodesia, Africa.

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Postcards: Nyadiri Mission – Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type II

Nyadiri Mission

Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type II

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Postcards: Nyadiri Mission – Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type 1

Nyadiri Mission

Washburn Memorial Hospital – Type 1

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Southern Rhodesia Mission Field

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Southern Rhodesia Mission Field

 

The Southern Rhodesia Mission Field was organised in 1921. The territory covered the native work of Southern Rhodesia.

 

Mission

Native Mission

  • 1894 – Solusi Mission Station
  • 1910 – Hanke Mission Station
  • 1910 – Fort Victoria Mission Station
  • 1913 – Glendale Mission
  • 1929 – Bulawayo Location Mission Station
  • 1929 – Filabusi Mission Station
  • 1929 – Headlands Mission
  • 1929 – Gwaai Mission Station (formerly Tjolotjo Mission Station)
  • Lower Shangani Mission Station
  • 1936 – Nata Mission Station

Seventh-Day Adventist Church: South-East African Union Mission Field

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

South-East African Union Mission Field

The South-East African Union Mission Field was organised in 1925. The territory covered the Nyasaland, Portuguese East Africa north of latitude 22, and North-East Rhodesia east of meridian 22.

Missions

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Northern Rhodesia Mission Field

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Northern Rhodesia Mission Field

The Northern Rhodesian Mission Field was organised in 1921. The territory covered Northern Rhodesia and the Caprivi Strip (a salient of Namibia that protrudes eastward for about 450 km from the north-eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana to the south, and by Angola and Zambia to the north).

Missions

  • 1905 – Rusangu Mission Station
  • 1917 – Musofu Mission Station
  • 1921 – Katima Mulilo Mission Station
  • 1925 – Muchenje Mission (re-opened 1934)
  • 1928 – Liumba Hill Mission Station

Native Missions

  • 1930 – Demu Mission
  • 1930 – Munenga Mission
  • 1931 – Sala Mission Station
  • 1933 – Sitote Misison Station
  • 1934 – Kuamba Mission
  • 1935 – Dimbwe Mission
  • 1935 – Kazungula Mission
  • 1936 – Tapo Mission Station

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Sitote Mission Station

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Sitote Mission Station

Sitote Mission Station was a native mission established in 1933. It’s director was Robert Njekwa and it managed three native schools.

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