Get ready for jail Who is next? Rev Prince Dibeela, of the UCCSA, has warned that Botswana is fast becoming a “Big Brother State” and said that this is a worrying development. “We are increasingly creating a society that is over-regulated.Read more
They trickled in by twos and threes; some were assisted, while yet others came in slowly by themselves. They were sprawled throughout the sanctuary- some on the floor, some on comfortable padded chairs, and others on wooden benches.Read more
I recently had the opportunity of visiting Kgodisong Centre which was founded in 2001 by a local congregation of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) in the village of Kanye. Concerned by an escalating number of orphans in the community as a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a preschool/daycare for orphans and vulnerable children aged between 2 to 6 years was established.Read more
The Botswana Council of Churches shares its concerns about the situation in Zimbabwe as the election approaches on June 27Read more
Jim and Jayanthi Wilson - Botswana We never fully know the paths that we will take; nor how we will be influenced by the countless people who come "in-and-out" of our lives; but we have reason to give thanks to God, whose knowledge is whole and complete.Read more
Botswana Synod is one of 5 synods comprising the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa. It is one of the largest Protestant churches in this nation of approximately 1.6 million inhabitants. There are about seventy local churches with membership varying between 100 an 2500. The various organizations responsible for the spiritual growth of the church are The Church School, Christian Youth, the various choirs, Soldiers of Christ and the Women's Fellowship. The Synod is engaged in various social and economic projects : Kgodisong Orphanage and Day Care Centre, poultry and garden project, Lephoi Centre for the Blind and Sedibeng Skills Training Centre.
Botswana Council of Churches is a longstanding partner of Global Ministries. It was founded in 1966 and has 35 member churches and Christian organizations, which constitutes most of the churches in Botswana. It is a non-profit membership organization, committed to the principles of equality, justice and peace. Although the Council started as a purely theological entity with few members, it has since broadened its scope and the membership has risen and continues growing across the country. Its portfolio of programs includes political education, information, youth work, children, refugee work and other issues relevant to women's status.Read more
The story of the Lord appearing to Samuel is not one normally associated with Christmas. And yet, I find it an appropriate one for those of us who have seen countless Christmases come and go. The "awe" and "excitement" of the season just doesn't have quite the sparkle as it did when we were children. Yes, we believe in Christmas and the importance of Jesus coming into the world. But after so many years, it is so easy to find ourselves no longer listening and waiting for the unexpected. The story of Samuel's encounter with the Lord, reminds us that God can speak to us at times and places we least expect. Christ's coming into the world in a manger at Bethlehem, is a mirror of God. Paul says, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself." Being transformed by the miracle of God's presence really can be an awesome gift that never pales, never ages, never loses its power!Read more