A mission is an experience of renewal in the life of the people of God. Sometimes a mission is for the whole parish or deanery, sometimes just for the youth. But always it is a moment of conversion, and a time for building up the Body of Christ. Missions in this country must face the testing questions of the future of Christian communities in a new discrimination-free South Africa. The challenge to live the Gospel for others is especially urgent in a society where many with the name Christian espouse attitudes and practices contrary to basic human rights and duties.