The SMA undertakes missions in Africa. One of the main objectives of the SMA has always been to establish fully-fledged African Churches. At present the SMA works in 51 dioceses in Africa – most of which now have their own African bishop.
In their home countries, SMA members promote the missionary dimension of the church through missionary animation and work for African immigrants.
The SMA feels itself called to the service of the most abandoned – not only those who have not yet heard the gospel preached to them but also those who are most in need of liberation from poverty, hunger or oppression.
The Society of African Missions is a “Society of Apostolic Life” (i.e. essentially secular). Its members commit themselves for life by a solemn promise to engage in mission for Africa and Africans.