Divine Word Missionaries - SVD - Botswana Province
Apostolates, Our Ministries
The SVDs are working in various pastoral fields in cooperation with the local Church.

- We are working in the Parishes, Missions that (with few exceptions) are not yet well established
(Sebina, Tonota, Ghanzi, Gumare, Kasane, Tutume, Metsimotlhabe, Kopong, Dambwa, Mwandi, Chindwin, Mukobeko, Giyani,
- We are working on the mission frontiers establishing new communities, new missions and parishes
(Ghanzi, Tutume, Kopong, Gumare, Kasane, Mwandi, Giyani, Malamulele)

- We are working with marginalised and disadvantaged people of the Kalahari - Bushmen, Hambukushu, Yeyi, Subiya
(Gumare, Ghanzi, Kasane)

- We are working in education field - schools, pre-schools
(Tonota, Francistown, Sebina, Ghanzi, Dambwa)

- We are working with HIV-AIDS infected and affected people

- We are working with orphaned and vulnerable children - Bana Ba Ditlou (BaBaDi) project

- We are working in Communication
(Dambwa, Kasane, Lefoko Centre, Phalaborwa)

- We are working in Biblical Apostolate
(Lumko, Mater Dei Pastoral Centre in Mokopane, Lefoko Centre)

- We are working in pastoral research and Christian Catholic formation centres
(Lumko, Mater Dei Pastoral Centre in Mokopane, Lefoko Centre)

- We are working in catechetical field - catechists training, formation programs
(Lumko, Mater Dei Pastoral Centre in Mokopane, Kasane, Lefoko Centre)

- We are managing the diocesan farm - self-reliance project of the Vicariate of Francistown

- We are working with refugees

- We are involved in Justice & Peace and Integrity of Creation

- We are working in Mission Animation
(wherever we are)

- We are working in formation for religious and priests
(Lumko, Lusaka, Kabwe)

- We are working with unemployed youth and artistic field - performing arts, theatre, music, culture
(Lefoko Centre - Lefoko Productions)
Our preferred dialogue partners:
- people who have no faith community and “faith-seekers”
- people who are poor and marginalized
- people of different cultures
- people of different religious traditions and secular ideologies
The four characteristic dimensions of
the Divine Word Missionaries’ life and service.
May the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all people.
Saint Arnold Janssen SVD
Mission statement of the Botswana Province:
“As an Intercultural Religious Missionary Community witnessing and proclaiming the Divine Word, we commit to promote Inculturated faith through our four characteristic Dimensions: Bible Apostolate, Communication,
Justice & Peace & Integrity of Creation and Mission Animation."
San women singing a healing dance.
Young modern people like those Hambukushu girls are special concern for the Church and for the SVD Missionaries.

Many of their generation get infected with HIV and become  sick with AIDS. Many die.....

Countries belonging to Botswana Province and the neighboring countries have the highest infection rate in the world.

It is a true battle zone between life and death.
It is a frontier - a right place for the SVDs.