Durban, South Africa
Population 3,575,000 (UA)
Little is known of the history of the first residents, as there is no
written history of the area until it was sighted by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. The modern city of Durban dates from 1824, when a party of 25 men under British Lieutenant F. G. Farewell arrived from the Cape Colony and established a settlement on the northern shore of the Bay of Natal, near today's Farewell Square.
From green rolling hills with traditional Zulu kraals dotted on the horizon, to the bustle of a modern urban infrastructure, the face of Durban has many expressions. Her people are of diverse culture, the warrior Zulu people living alongside the colorful Indians, along with a white minority who are primarily descended from British settlers. Durban is a city of color, life and rhythm. Renowned for its laidback beach culture, good weather, great beaches, and an interesting mix of people, Durban is usually considered a great holiday destination by tourists.
Pray for real and restorative reconciliation in the mission and in the city of Durban between various people groups.
Pray for transformation in the surf culture, that they would respond to Christ and become radical for him.
Pray for new staff in the areas of Evangelism, Training and Mercy Ministries.