Swaziland: Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ Through Evangelism, Church Leadership Development and Addressing the Needs of the Swazis
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Mrs. May Simelane
Mrs. May Simelane has served as a Missionary with the Foreign Mission Board since 2006. She is assigned to our National Baptist Mission in Mbabane, Swaziland. As Mission Administrator, Mrs. Simelane supervises the staff of our National Baptist Mission Pre-School and the medical missionary who is responsible for our National Baptist Mission Clinic in Swaziland. May Simelane earned a Diploma in Commercial Teaching from the Swaziland School of Technology. She was trained as an Accounting Technician at WESCO College and also earned a degree in Financial Management from the University of South Africa. Currently, Mrs. Simelane is enrolled in correspondence courses with Zion Universities studying for a degree in Theology. A native of Swaziland, Mrs. Simelane is married and has 3 children. Her birthday is May 14th.
Mrs. May Simelane
National Baptist Mission of Swaziland
Our Mission Work: Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ Through Evangelism, Church Leadership Development and Addressing the Needs of the Swazis
The Kingdom of Swaziland is nestled between South Africa and Mozambique. The majestic beauty of God is evident in the mountains, forests and valleys of Swaziland. Approximately 34 percent of the population in Swaziland is unemployed. Nearly 70 percent of Swazis live on less than a dollar a day.
Baptist Mission of Swaziland seeks to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ
through evangelism, church leadership development and by sharing the
love of Jesus in practical ways that address the needs of the Swazis.
Your Foreign Mission Board has maintained a Mission Station in Mbabane, Swaziland since 1971. In 2006, Rev. Antonio Booth and Rev. Roxanne Jones Booth accepted the call to serve as missionaries on our National Baptist Mission in Swaziland. This husband and wife team have already had an impact on our work here. Our mission first began with one church built with funds from four congregations in the United Stated. Today, ten churches are affiliated with our National Baptist Mission in Swaziland. We praise God for the souls who have been saved and nourished through our ministries.
The National Baptist Pre-School
Foreign Mission Board established our National Baptist Pre-School in
1971. Ours was the first pre-school in the Kingdom of Swaziland. The
curriculum of our preschool is used as an example for others throughout
National Baptist Pre-School seeks to
- Give children an understanding of the Bible so they will come to a full knowledge of Jesus as their Savior
- Prepare children for the best primary schools in Swaziland
- Help children become proficient in speaking English as a second language
National Baptist Pre-School supplies an excellent education by
dedicated teacher for 180 students who live in rural areas 10 to 20
miles from the mission station. The only vehicle available is a 12
passenger van that makes 6 trips in the morning and 6 trips in the
evening to deliver children, which shortens their instructional day. A
forty passenger bus is needed to transport the children to school. The
cost for the bus and insurance is about $100,000.
The Pre-School in Mbabane educates 180 children providing breakfast, lunch and snack, along with transportation. Our National Baptist Pre-school is designed for working families. It is a full day pre-school and tuition is affordable.
Although school attendance is not mandatory, education is a top priority among the Swazi people. For more than thirty years our mission teachers have taught pre-school and primary school age children and their parents as well.
National Baptist Mission Clinic Mbabane, Swaziland
Mswati III is often criticized for living so lavishly in a nation that
is afflicted by one of the worlds highest HIV/AIDS infection rates.
About 39 percent of the adults are infected by AIDS leaving some 40,000
Swazi children orphaned or otherwise vulnerable . The Foreign Mission
Board is working with religious and community organizations and
government agencies to address this HIV / AIDS crisis. In a population
of 1.1 million people, some 400,000 are HIV/AIDS infected.
Nearly 1,000 patients are seen every month through our National Baptist Mission Clinic Mbabane, Swaziland and our Mobile Clinic.
More than 300,000 South Africans could starve to death in the near future. An estimated 13 million Africans are in desperately need of food. We need your help to provide food for our brothers and sisters in Swaziland.
We Need Your Help!
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL ENABLE US TO SECURE:
A Guard House to secure our mission station
We need your constant prayer and financial support to continue and expand our mission work as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ. Won't you take a moment to send a prayer, personal testimony or donation? You'll be glad you did!