For generations, missionaries heading to Africa required training in hunting and how to combat witchcraft and prevent tribal warfare. Along with their Bibles, missionaries brought guns to protect themselves and compasses to explore the uncharted inland. Maybe some of this is still needed, but Africa is changing with the advent of a globalizing economy and post-independence. In addition to the training and provisions above, missionaries and national workers in contemporary Africa face new realities.
Taken from CMML Missions Magazine