This newsletter highlights the UCCSA's General Assembly as well as their commitment to join Global Ministries in supporting the Congo Initiative.Read more
This is my report about what I did during this summer break and my "thank yous" to all. I included everything from May to August with some pictures. I STARTED WITH THE MAYMESTER After the Spring semester, I took an English Literature class which is part of the "General Education Requirements" here at Rollins.Read more
Scripture: Proverbs 3:13
Happy is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding, for the gain from it is better than silver and its profit better than gold.Read more
In my previous report, I highlighted how being in South Africa awakened my cultural consciousness. As a North American, I experienced so many cultural assumptions and practices that are different from my own. Encountering these helped me enlarge my awareness of the diversity of the human family and how we have so much to learn from one other. North Americans could learn so much from the spirit of community, of sharing, of communal identity and responsibility for one another that is so prevalent in South Africa.Read more
Scripture: Exodus 20:17
“Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s”.
For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” II Corinthians 1:5Read more
“…so that you may remain blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe…” (Philippians 2:15, NIV)Read more
I am having such an amazing time here in Inanda Seminary in South Africa. I can't believe it has already been three weeks! I have done so many things in these three weeks, but one of my favorite experiences was worshiping at Thafamasi Congregational ChurchRead more
To be honest, I expected a personal best for this almost 90km race. I hoped for a very realistic 9hrs45 or a fantastic 9hrs30. I have run the Comrades three times previously, and bettered my time on each occasion.Read more
Lectionary Selection: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20)
Prayers for South Africa:
Lord God, We thank you for the opportunity to worship you today. Show us the path you have for us and give us the courage and strength to follow it.
This week we pray for our mission partner, the Theological Education by Extension College in Johannesburg, South Africa. Be with the College in this time of adjustment as new staff members are appointed to the library, dispatch, and academic departments. We pray for the students as they reflect on their assignments and for the students that graduated last weekend as they contemplate how best to be stewards of your Word. We are grateful that we are able to grow in our relationship with You through study and meditation onYour plans for us. Guide us in the way to best serve you.
In Jesus' name, amen.Read more