Norwegian Missionary Society
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.
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