Africa Evangelical Fellowship
   The Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF), one of the early independent faith missions, was founded in 1889 in Cape Town, South Africa. AEF traces it history, however, to 1879, when a wealthy South African-born widow in England returned to Cape Town, set on opening a home for the soldiers. From this idea, a decade later the Cape General Mission began with Andrew Murray, Spencer Walton, and George Howe as leaders. Their original goal to minister to sailors on their way to and from Asia expanded to encompass evangelism all across southern Africa and beyond, including peoples in Angola, Botswana, Gabon, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
   in 1998, AEF merged into SiM international (formerly Sudan Interior Mission).
   Further reading:
   ■ J. du Plessis, A History of Christian Missions in South Africa (Cape Town: C. Struik, 1911, 1965)
   ■ The Life of Andrew Murray of South Africa (London: Marshall Brothers, 1919).

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