Durban City Team

Join us in catalyzing local churches and partners to multiply disciples across Durban as we exalt the Savior, equip the saved and engage sinners for God's glory.

About Team

About Durban City Team

Durban is a major urban city of over 4 million people with significant cultural and linguistic diversity. For example, more East Indians live in Durban than in any other city outside India. Some communities are primarily Muslim or Hindu, while others are comprised of Europeans of Dutch and British descent who enjoy the tropical environment and Durban’s urban vibe.

The 51% majority of Zulu speakers attend churches that often blend Christian and animistic beliefs, building rituals around Old Testament laws of prohibition and combining them with veneration of ancestors and indigenous expressions of church. Current estimations are that there are 3 million unsaved people in Durban. Your gift will enable us to share the gospel, make disciples, and start new churches throughout the city in many of these communities.

Durban is also host to refugees from countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and Somalia. David and Julie Yngsdal engage these diverse ethnic communities in the inner city through their ministry center – The Welcome Center.

Randy and Julie Jones are strategists for the Asian community. Randy equips believers in evangelism and how to be a multiplying disciple.

Luke and Leslie Montgomery are our newest couple. They work through their church and with “The Bible Talks” to engage university students and young adults in evangelism and discipleship opportunities.

Gregg and Donna Fort work with the leadership of existing churches in four distinct Baptist Conventions, encouraging them to pray for Durban and cast vision for them to reach the lost in their communities and train their members as disciples who in turn multiply disciples across the city.

We invite you to partner with us as we share the love of Jesus across this vast city. God is at work here, and your prayers and financial support will help the Rev. 7:9 vision come to fruition – people from every language, tribe, and tongue living in Durban, South Africa, will one day worship Christ around God’s throne!

Durban is a major urban city of over 4 million people with significant cultural and linguistic diversity. For example, more East Indians live in Durban than in any other city outside India. Some communities are primarily Muslim or Hindu, while others are comprised of Europeans of Dutch and British descent who enjoy the tropical environment and Durban’s urban vibe.

The 51% majority of Zulu speakers attend churches that often blend Christian and animistic beliefs, building rituals around Old Testament laws of prohibition and combining them with veneration of ancestors and indigenous expressions of church. Current estimations are that there are 3 million unsaved people in Durban. Your gift will enable us to share the gospel, make disciples, and start new churches throughout the city in many of these communities.

Durban is also host to refugees from countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and Somalia. David and Julie Yngsdal engage these diverse ethnic communities in the inner city through their ministry center – The Welcome Center.

Randy and Julie Jones are strategists for the Asian community. Randy equips believers in evangelism and how to be a multiplying disciple.

Luke and Leslie Montgomery are our newest couple. They work through their church and with “The Bible Talks” to engage university students and young adults in evangelism and discipleship opportunities.

Gregg and Donna Fort work with the leadership of existing churches in four distinct Baptist Conventions, encouraging them to pray for Durban and cast vision for them to reach the lost in their communities and train their members as disciples who in turn multiply disciples across the city.

We invite you to partner with us as we share the love of Jesus across this vast city. God is at work here, and your prayers and financial support will help the Rev. 7:9 vision come to fruition – people from every language, tribe, and tongue living in Durban, South Africa, will one day worship Christ around God’s throne!
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2024 Durban City Team Goal

$32,560
23%
$7,600 raised in 2024
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Support Specific Opportunities

Gifts toward specific efforts show us what you are excited about. Occasionally, we may redeploy gifts as we follow God's leading with urgent opportunities or changing international contexts. Any gifts received beyond the goal go toward a similar project or our team support.

Refugee Ministry

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At the Welcome Center in inner-city Durban, we focus on reaching refugees and asylum seekers by providing sewing classes, computer training, and internet access for refugees to process residence papers. We also host worship services, discipleship groups, and leadership training there. Your gift will provide funding for rent and utilities, enabling us to share the good news with the refugee community.

$15,560
6%
$1,000 raised in 2024
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University Ministry

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Join us as we engage university students with the gospel and disciple believers. Your gift will provide funds for a ministry center to share the love of Christ with students in Durban. This center will teach life skills, host small group bible studies and discipleship, and equipping sessions for evangelism.

$10,000
2%
$150 raised in 2024
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Expanding the Gospel’s Reach

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As we share the gospel, disciple new believers, nurture churches, and develop leaders, we travel a lot. We want to ensure everyone has access to the good news and the training they need to play their part in building God’s kingdom. Your gift helps fund fuel and public transportation costs for our team’s ministry so that as many people as possible can hear the gospel and learn what it means to follow Jesus faithfully.

$7,000
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$0 raised in 2024
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Team Updates

Durban City Team Updates

Goal Amount

The goal represents the cost of our team’s ministry activities for this calendar year. The Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® (LMCO) fully fund our living expenses. The goal amount resets every January 1st. All gifts completed through this form are directed to our team’s ministry strategy.

100% of all gifts received are used overseas as we reach the unreached with the gospel together. Click here to learn how this is made possible through the Cooperative Program.

Team Efforts

Giving to one of our specific team efforts allows us to know what you are excited to see God complete within our ministry. Occasionally, we may need to redeploy gifts within our team strategy as urgent opportunities arise, as we do our best to follow God's leading, or adjust to changing international contexts. Any gifts received beyond the posted goal go toward a similar project or our team support.

100% of all gifts received are used overseas as we reach the unreached with the gospel together. Click here to learn how this is made possible through the Cooperative Program.

Team Support

Our living expenses are fully provided by generous churches and individuals participating in the Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® (LMCO). These gifts enable us to remain on mission without interruption. Your support is a partnership with these churches, providing for us and our colleagues through LMCO. Our team receives recognition when partners give below to make our presence here possible.

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® is a registered trademark of WMU.

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