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James Wilson


South Africa

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How would you describe the mission of our partner in South Africa?

"In Christ there is a future", we need visionary leadership that will demonstrate, in no uncertain terms, that faith in Christ makes a radical difference.

How do you fit into their mission?

To assist and stand in solidarity with the people of the UCCSA and their vision of the Church.

What led you to engage in this calling?

Jayanthi and I were asked by the UCCSA to do so. We rejoiced in being given the opportunity to do so.

Is there a passage of scripture that carries special meaning in your daily work?

“The Lord is a place of strength for the oppressed, a stronghold in bad times.”   Psalm 9:9

What are some of the challenges facing the people of South Africa, our partner, or yourself?

Limited resources and unlimited possibilities of service to the community.

What is a lesson you have learned from our partner that you feel should be shared with churches in the U.S.?

Patience and the lesson of working with whatever one has rather than “should” have….and to work as a community in dealing with whatever life brings us.

Which books have influenced your understanding of your country, work, or theology?

Street Smart & Critical Theory by T McLaughlin

The Discovery of Being by Rollo May

A Theory of History by Agnes Heller

Escape from Camp 14 by B Harden

Is God A Moral Monster by Paul Copan

Which films that have influenced your understanding of your country, work, or theology?

The Island

Leap of Faith (Steve Martin)

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