History: The Zambia Military Christian Fellowship (MCF) started
with two separate groups - one for soldiers in 1990 and another for officers in
1991, which met in the officers mess. The two fellowships merged in 1994 as Military
Christian Fellowship MCF (Zambia).
Activities: MCF activities
include Bible study and fellowship; visits to military hospitals to pray and spiritually
encourage patients; ministerial visits and departmental lunch hour fellowships
for encouragements, prayer and worship. The MCF raises funds through things like
tea parties, luncheons, dinners, concerts, and tours.
To reach out to every military cantonment and establish MCFs in each by the end
of 2008. To conduct major crusades in all military barracks with the sole purpose
of winning souls of over 200 in each crusade. To conduct HIV/AIDS awareness support
to service personnel and their families and the nearby communities, and especially
Military Christians have formed two groups in Ukraine, largely in response to
the varying needs of multiple Christian denominations in Ukraine. OXBY was started
in 1992 and was officially registered with the Ukrainian government in 2000 as
an all-Ukrainian social organization, with representation in most of Ukrainian's
oblasts. The All-Ukrainian Military Christian Brotherhood (AMCB) was formed in
2000 and acts as a bridge between the Ministry of Religious Affairs and individual
Goals: sharing Christ with military personnel
in Ukraine; establishing a multi-confessional chaplaincy (AMCB).
OXBY activities include publication of a high-quality newspaper and monthly prayer
bulletin, conducting English language evangelistic camps, and hosting semi-annual
pray and plan conferences. AMCB holds clergy training events in preparation for
a chaplaincy and other activities.
In 1954 a Korean officer was sent to a U.S. infantry school as an instructor.
During that time he met American military personnel who met for prayer and fellowship.
When the Korean officer returned to Korea in 1956 he began a fellowship of other
officers who were Christians. The fellowship grew quickly, and today the military
Christian fellowship of Korea has over 50,000 individual members, has hosted several
AMCF world conferences, and sends out missionaries to other MCFs around the world.
Click here to go to their website.
Goals: The goals of the MCF of Korea are to spread the gospel among
the military and civilian cultures in South Korea and around the globe. They pray
to convert at least 75% of the ROK military to Christ.
The MCF of Korea carries out numerous evangelism activities each year among officers
and NCOs, including conferences and faith camps at the Army/Navy/Air Force service
HQs compound, small group Bible studies, and evangelism activities at boot camps
and in units.
1994 a military officer was invited to attend an AMCF conference. At that time
he was not very familiar with the world-wide military Christian fellowship movement.
After the conference, however, he was very excited by what he had learned and
promptly started an MCF in Guatemala.
Goal: to promote the gospel
of Christ among Guatemalas military and police forces.
Activities include monthly prayer breakfasts, publication of a monthly newsletter,
monthly leader training, weekly dawn prayer walks in military housing areas, and
an annual conference. Additionally, the MCF of Guatemala was involved in helping
bring a chaplaincy to the nation.