The Norwegian Missionary Society or the Norwegian Mission Society ( no, Det Norske Misjonsselskap, NMS) is the first and oldest mission organization in Norway.
It was started by a group of approximately 180 people in the town of
Stavanger (, also , American English, US usually , ) is a city and municipalities of Norway, municipality in Norway. It is the fourth largest city and third largest metropolitan area in Norway (through conurbation with neighbouring Sandnes) and ...
Norway ( nb, ; nn, ; se, Norga; smj, Vuodna; sma, Nöörje), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic countries, Nordic country in Northern Europe whose mainland territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Sc ...
in August 1842. The goal was to spread the Christian
religion to other peoples, mainly in
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of it ...
. Hans Paludan Smith Schreuder
became the first missionary, leaving for Zulu Kingdom, Zululand in 1843.
NMS is currently working in the following countries or regions: Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Cameroon, Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Madagascar, Brazil, Pakistan, China, Thailand, and Japan. The society also works in the Middle East through satellite television.
The chairperson of the board is Rev. Helge Gaard. Jeffrey Huseby, Rev. Jeffrey Huseby has been general secretary since 2011.
External linksOfficial website
Preservation for the Documentation of Chinese Christianity by Hong Kong Baptist University Library. The Reichelt Collection was originally part of the Karl. L. Reichelt Memorial Library Collections held at the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies (漢語基督教文化研究所).
Organizations established in 1842
Organisations based in Stavanger
1842 establishments in Norway