Norwegian Missionary Society

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The headquarters in Stavanger

The Norwegian Missionary Society (Norwegian: Det Norske Misjonsselskap, NMS) is a Norwegian missionary organization.

It was started by a group of approx 180 people in the town of Stavanger in Norway in August 1842. The goal was to spread the Christian religion to other peoples, mainly in Africa. Hans Paludan Smith Schreuder became the first emissary, leaving for Zululand in 1843.

NMS currently has missaries in 13 countries or regions: Estonia, France, Croatia, Cameroon, Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Madagascar, Brazil, Pakistan, China, Thailand and Japan. The society also works with the Middle East through satellite TV.

The board chairperson is Kari Skår Sørheim, who won a vote against Kjell Erfjord in 2008 [1] and was reelected in 2011. Jeffrey Huseby has been secretary-general since 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sørheim ny NMS-leder". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). 12 July 2008. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Martin Eikeland: Jeffrey Huseby blir ny NMS-general Vårt Land, 4 December 2012

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