JUST IN: Letter from UCT Christian students society WMS, dispelling sex trafficking rumors- “we are no way associated with any form of criminal activities”

Submitted by Lesedi Mokgautsi.  

Read the full letter below:

The World Mission Society (WMS) is a society on campus established by university students from the World Mission Society Church of God. We are a Christian society that has two divisions (Bible Study and Volunteer Activities). We have been a part of the UCT community for almost 10 years and have carried about various activities on and off-campus with the hope to deliver the love of a mother to our community.

Please allow me to introduce one of the activities of the World Mission Society Church of God students on campus. The World Mission Society Church of God has a university student volunteer organisation called ASEZ. ASEZ carries out a global campaign for crime reduction. Through the campaign, our students have various education forums and seminars and conduct practical activities such as the Mothers street clean-up campaign and activities for observing public order. The students also try to build crime prevention networks with educational institutions, central and local governments and international organisations as well. Students of the World Mission Society have carried out various community uplifting campaigns in various places in Cape Town.

Recently there have been malicious rumours circulating on social media (including informal UCT associated social media pages), these rumours are linking us to sex trafficking. It appears the rumour surfaced at Stellenbosch University and an article concerning this was published on their online newspaper, this article has been spread to various university across the nation causing panic and hysteria among students. These rumours are not true, we are in no way associated with any form of criminal activities, in fact, we condemn all form of criminal activities. We also recently launched a campaign called “Reduce Crime Together” to help tackle criminal activities within our communities throughout the whole world.

A few years ago, these rumours appeared in the United States on university campuses and were proven false by police officials and all media outlets that reported on this false rumour retracted their statements and issued apologies to our Church.

As members of the UCT community, these rumours have emotionally scarred many members and we feel that our freedom of religion has been infringed upon. Also, we are being viewed as a dangerous organisation and we fear that our safety has been put at risk as some people may want to take into their own hands. However, as mentioned before we are not a dangerous organisation, simply students who are very passionate and proactive in carrying out activities that will positively impact society.

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For more information about ASEZ you can follow the link and/or view the video below ⇓ 

56 thoughts on “JUST IN: Letter from UCT Christian students society WMS, dispelling sex trafficking rumors- “we are no way associated with any form of criminal activities”

  1. I’m glad that this issue has been resolved. I’ve participated in several activities of this society and I’ve found nothing dodgy about them. They’re very kind people who are always willing to contribute to society.

    1. Ever since i became a member of World Mission Society, I have become a better person than I used to be. I’m very saddened by the false allegations, but i hope people can realize correctly about our church and activities through this link.

  2. I’m glad that this issue has been resolved. I’ve participated in several activities of this society and I’ve found nothing dodgy about them. They’re very kind people who are always willing to contribute to society.

    1. Ever since i became a member of World Mission Society, I have become a better person than I used to be. I’m very saddened by the false allegations, but i hope people can realize correctly about our church and activities through this link.

  3. Wow! This Society welcomed warmly in 2017 when I came to UCT and helped me find my residence. They volunteered to sign as people I know in Cape Town since I was new and knew nobody. When I attended one of their volunteer activities they dropped at the gate.

  4. Wow! This Society welcomed warmly in 2017 when I came to UCT and helped me find my residence. They volunteered to sign as people I know in Cape Town since I was new and knew nobody. When I attended one of their volunteer activities they dropped at the gate.

  5. I really hope this article gains more traction. Human trafficking is a very serious crime and falsely accusing members of the society only serves to harm them and their families.

  6. I really hope this article gains more traction. Human trafficking is a very serious crime and falsely accusing members of the society only serves to harm them and their families.

  7. It is a sad thing that even though we build up our neighborhood, even being against crime we are yet seen as ones causing damage.

  8. It is a sad thing that even though we build up our neighborhood, even being against crime we are yet seen as ones causing damage.

  9. Wow! I knew it because they helped me find my residence when I was a first year just imagine that would been great opportunity for them to take me. They volunteered to sign as people I know in Cape Town since I was new and knew nobody. I attended some of the their volunteer activities they dropped at the gate. They are very kind and loving yaz!

  10. Wow! I knew it because they helped me find my residence when I was a first year just imagine that would been great opportunity for them to take me. They volunteered to sign as people I know in Cape Town since I was new and knew nobody. I attended some of the their volunteer activities they dropped at the gate. They are very kind and loving yaz!

  11. This is truly sad, even though this issue is being resolved it will leave a painful scar on people’s heart that love and support this organization, I personally think its a criminal offense to spread nonsense without evidence (rumors)

  12. This is truly sad, even though this issue is being resolved it will leave a painful scar on people’s heart that love and support this organization, I personally think its a criminal offense to spread nonsense without evidence (rumors)

  13. As a member of the church this article will help members of the understand us better. Hope that people as quick to spread this article, that truth can prevail.

  14. As a member of the church this article will help members of the understand us better. Hope that people as quick to spread this article, that truth can prevail.

  15. As a student and member of the WMS, it really saddened me to read such awful things written about us. I hope that all people will come to see what the World Mission Society Church of God really teaches and actively carries out, not only on campus but throughout the world, instead of believing rumours without any basis or proof.
    I would like to send encouragement to all the WMS university student affected.
    Let us continue sharing Mother’s love together! Animo! Cheer up! 💖 We love you! ☺️

    1. I am dismally saddened by the recent false rumours that have been made against the World Mission Society, a society which has dedicated to building up the community through a mother’s love. I strongly urge, and beseech, everyone who has seen, heard or know of these outrageous attacks to access the link below:
      http://www.kimt.com/content/video/474003283.html
      Thank you.

    2. World Mission Society is truly the best! Thank you for this article. Being a member of the World Mission Society I feel hurt that so many people easily believed and spread the rumours about us with no evidence.

  16. As a student and member of the WMS, it really saddened me to read such awful things written about us. I hope that all people will come to see what the World Mission Society Church of God really teaches and actively carries out, not only on campus but throughout the world, instead of believing rumours without any basis or proof.
    I would like to send encouragement to all the WMS university student affected.
    Let us continue sharing Mother’s love together! Animo! Cheer up! 💖 We love you! ☺️

    1. I am dismally saddened by the recent false rumours that have been made against the World Mission Society, a society which has dedicated to building up the community through a mother’s love. I strongly urge, and beseech, everyone who has seen, heard or know of these outrageous attacks to access the link below:
      http://www.kimt.com/content/video/474003283.html
      Thank you.

    2. World Mission Society is truly the best! Thank you for this article. Being a member of the World Mission Society I feel hurt that so many people easily believed and spread the rumours about us with no evidence.

  17. My friends and I have been to the bible studies at the World Mission Society a number of times and I have participated in a few of their voluntary activities since 2018. There’s no link between them and human trafficking.

  18. My friends and I have been to the bible studies at the World Mission Society a number of times and I have participated in a few of their voluntary activities since 2018. There’s no link between them and human trafficking.

  19. As a member of WMS I am thankful and encouraged by this article, with hope that many will see the truth and I hope that many people can understand and know that the World Mission Society has no involvement in crime and are actually trying to actively prevent crime.

  20. As a member of WMS I am thankful and encouraged by this article, with hope that many will see the truth and I hope that many people can understand and know that the World Mission Society has no involvement in crime and are actually trying to actively prevent crime.

  21. Thank you for sharing the good news abt WMS. People really need to understand of our organization and stop accusing us of these malicious allegations

  22. Thank you for sharing the good news abt WMS. People really need to understand of our organization and stop accusing us of these malicious allegations

  23. I too am a member of the world mission society. I am proud and happy as a member. I am also proud of believing in God the Mother. We are in no way criminals but are against crime.

  24. I too am a member of the world mission society. I am proud and happy as a member. I am also proud of believing in God the Mother. We are in no way criminals but are against crime.

  25. It is sad news that we have to wake up to false rumours, nevertheless as a member of the World Mission Society, I am very thankful that the truth that is based on facts and evidence is coming to light. How can the same organisation that has won the Queen’s award and the Green Apple award be the ones trafficking?
    Whenever we have activities, they drop me in front of my gate, they are so kind and helpful. We need more people like them.

  26. It is sad news that we have to wake up to false rumours, nevertheless as a member of the World Mission Society, I am very thankful that the truth that is based on facts and evidence is coming to light. How can the same organisation that has won the Queen’s award and the Green Apple award be the ones trafficking?
    Whenever we have activities, they drop me in front of my gate, they are so kind and helpful. We need more people like them.

  27. I have been a member of the World Mission society for a number of years and it is very heartbreaking to see and hear such allegations. Owing to the fact that we always strive to share Mothers’ love though various volunteer activities in and around our communities.

  28. I have been a member of the World Mission society for a number of years and it is very heartbreaking to see and hear such allegations. Owing to the fact that we always strive to share Mothers’ love though various volunteer activities in and around our communities.

  29. I’m so thankful that the malicious rumours have been laid to rest. It was defaming and ruining our good name. The WMS will continue to shine the light of God.

    1. The World Mission Society (WMS) embraces the world and makes it a better place. This organisation has received many awards for giving back to the community and sharing heartfelt love to its neighbours. It is evident that these rumours are from people who know nothing about the group, for if you know WMS you will love… Thanks for the clarification.

  30. As a student from UP, it breaks my heart seeing one of the organisations which whole heartedly devotes itself to make the world a better place is being defamed like this. I Hope the truth also spreads rapidly, to fix all the damages that were done by lies.

  31. As a student from UP, it breaks my heart seeing one of the organisations which whole heartedly devotes itself to make the world a better place is being defamed like this. I Hope the truth also spreads rapidly, to fix all the damages that were done by lies.

  32. Thank you for clarifying false information about the World Mission Society Church of God. WMSCOG is a very prestigious and trustorthy organization. I was shocked that people would even believe those rumours.

  33. Thank you for clarifying false information about the World Mission Society Church of God. WMSCOG is a very prestigious and trustorthy organization. I was shocked that people would even believe those rumours.

  34. This is not True for those who share this false rumors . The world mission society Church of God is the best Church who preach the true of the news covenant through which we can escape disasters in this age and receive Eternal life you should visit our Church to study the bible and see how is working . Remember in the age of Jesus there was only one church established by Jesus is Only the Church of God (1cor1:1-2, Gal1: 13) the disciples were persecuted intensely because they were in the truth today too the Church of God who was established by jesus 2000years ago is still the same church who keep all the feast of the new covenant such as sabbath , passover etc there is no different I and all who are in the Church of God received this kind of rumors about our Church is sad and pain because we all know that is not true we beleive to God the Creator who speaks from the beginning in the ( Gn1:26-27) «let us …..our image in our likeness» God spoke in plural this show that there is more than one God was speaking so by looking the image who came out two was created what does mean? The reality (God) must be two also the male image of God and the female image of God the male image is Father how about the female image of God? Definitely Mother . Please if you want to know more you can just contact us to study the bible is our duty thanks.

    1. As a member of the Church Of God.
      This is sad and shocking, being accused falsely like that and being called by names. However…
      “Wisdom is proved right by her deeds” we will continue practicing good deeds in our society and shine the glory of Mother!

      1. As a member of the church I must say that I am very shocked and offended by such rumours.
        It would be a huge contradiction for an organization that has received such prestigious awards to be involved in such criminal activities.
        The members of the Church of God are very happy and blessed to believe in God the Mother.
        They learn and devotedly put into practice the teachings of God.

  35. This is not True for those who share this false rumors . The world mission society Church of God is the best Church who preach the true of the news covenant through which we can escape disasters in this age and receive Eternal life you should visit our Church to study the bible and see how is working . Remember in the age of Jesus there was only one church established by Jesus is Only the Church of God (1cor1:1-2, Gal1: 13) the disciples were persecuted intensely because they were in the truth today too the Church of God who was established by jesus 2000years ago is still the same church who keep all the feast of the new covenant such as sabbath , passover etc there is no different I and all who are in the Church of God received this kind of rumors about our Church is sad and pain because we all know that is not true we beleive to God the Creator who speaks from the beginning in the ( Gn1:26-27) «let us …..our image in our likeness» God spoke in plural this show that there is more than one God was speaking so by looking the image who came out two was created what does mean? The reality (God) must be two also the male image of God and the female image of God the male image is Father how about the female image of God? Definitely Mother . Please if you want to know more you can just contact us to study the bible is our duty thanks.

    1. As a member of the Church Of God.
      This is sad and shocking, being accused falsely like that and being called by names. However…
      “Wisdom is proved right by her deeds” we will continue practicing good deeds in our society and shine the glory of Mother!

      1. As a member of the church I must say that I am very shocked and offended by such rumours.
        It would be a huge contradiction for an organization that has received such prestigious awards to be involved in such criminal activities.
        The members of the Church of God are very happy and blessed to believe in God the Mother.
        They learn and devotedly put into practice the teachings of God.

  36. It’s sad that in the world we live in people are quick to believe the negative first before doing the research themselves. I’ve noticed that the WMS has received great awards world wide for their heart felt activities. (Great work!). I am sure that before they received these awards such as the Presidential Citations, Queens Award etc, these organisations analysed the WMS first and saw that is indeed a genuine organisation that is not involved with anything negative.
    I hope more people can join them in their activities rather than slander with ignorance.

  37. It’s sad that in the world we live in people are quick to believe the negative first before doing the research themselves. I’ve noticed that the WMS has received great awards world wide for their heart felt activities. (Great work!). I am sure that before they received these awards such as the Presidential Citations, Queens Award etc, these organisations analysed the WMS first and saw that is indeed a genuine organisation that is not involved with anything negative.
    I hope more people can join them in their activities rather than slander with ignorance.

  38. What I like about this whole false rumour scheme is the fact that even those who are against our church, are spreading the word about us unkowingly. The Church of God is the best church in the whole world, we pray for all people of the world every day, and what the world doesn’t know is that we are doing so with earnestness following the example of our Father and Mother. We take care of the environment by cleaning it as if it was our own backyard with a beautifu smile. There is a saying that goes “if you can’t beat them join them” come join the best team in the whole universe and do what pleases God. And by the way I work for the 👮 and not a student. Stop lying and making other people’s life’s difficult by intimidating, invading their innocent lives, with some ill critics. God is Love 🤗

  39. What I like about this whole false rumour scheme is the fact that even those who are against our church, are spreading the word about us unkowingly. The Church of God is the best church in the whole world, we pray for all people of the world every day, and what the world doesn’t know is that we are doing so with earnestness following the example of our Father and Mother. We take care of the environment by cleaning it as if it was our own backyard with a beautifu smile. There is a saying that goes “if you can’t beat them join them” come join the best team in the whole universe and do what pleases God. And by the way I work for the 👮 and not a student. Stop lying and making other people’s life’s difficult by intimidating, invading their innocent lives, with some ill critics. God is Love 🤗

  40. I was so sad to hear about the false rumors people are spreading about the church of God.. Never in my life have I seen people who are so dedicated to spreading the word and God and trying so much to make the world a better place through voluntary work..
    There so many people who attending the church and people who have visited the church non of them have experienced any of the rumors people are spreading.
    It’s so sad that people are even admitting that the rumors are false but their still spreading the lie anyway..
    How can we say we love God if we say such horrible things about people who do the work of God???

  41. I was so sad to hear about the false rumors people are spreading about the church of God.. Never in my life have I seen people who are so dedicated to spreading the word and God and trying so much to make the world a better place through voluntary work..
    There so many people who attending the church and people who have visited the church non of them have experienced any of the rumors people are spreading.
    It’s so sad that people are even admitting that the rumors are false but their still spreading the lie anyway..
    How can we say we love God if we say such horrible things about people who do the work of God???

  42. I am glad that the misunderstanding about the WMS HAS been addressed. The is no such a thing about Human trafficking all lies, we will continue to share the good news and give hope to our brothers and sisters

  43. I am glad that the misunderstanding about the WMS HAS been addressed. The is no such a thing about Human trafficking all lies, we will continue to share the good news and give hope to our brothers and sisters

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