Roots in Revival
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TeamAfrica comes out of Apostolic Church, Denmark.
Apostolic church dates back to the beginning of 20th century when there was a great revival in South Wales, especially in the cole mines. - It was a strong outpouring of the Holy Spirit - almost same time as the events in Auzusa street in America. So we have comon roots with other pentecostal churches.
The revival from Wales spread into Europe. Denmark was one of the first countries where an Apostolic Church was founded. Right from the beginning there was a strong focus on global missions.
The early leadership in denmark (in the middle is my Grandfather) sent missionaries all over the globe.
The mission to South Africa however was started by the British Apostolic Church but ran into difficulties in the apartheid years. - The British redrew and the Danish missionaries took over in the 1956.
Apostolic Church in South Africa was for a number of years lead by Missionary Harald Thorsen who also build a good number of the existing church halls.
The newly planted Apostolic Church in Southern Africa ACSA became autonomeus in the 70ties and in the 80ties the vision of a Bible College was strong.
It was also Ps. Thorsen that found the premises where All Africa Bible College was build.