Eight New Students
At the end of July, eight new students started our three-year pastoral course. The group includes two older men; three young, single men; and three ladies. Apart from the normal classwork (so far, they have studied the books of Exodus and Ephesians, worked with children, and participated in our five-day graduate seminar), we have been working with them in smaller groups of two or three, meeting as ‘families’ once a week to hear how things are going with them both here and at home, and to pray together. These sessions are proving very useful as we are already coming across some areas of difficulty or worry in their lives, and are able to give some more individual help and counselling where needed, before the problem becomes a crisis.
Stephanie is involved in teaching preventative health courses, a biblical answer to AIDS, and some bible subjects. She is also involved, together with Mozambican co-workers, in getting the curriculum written and computerised in both Portuguese and Shangaan.
Stephanie was born in New Zealand, brought up as a missionary kid in Singapore then trained as a veterinarian in New Zealand and a nursing auxiliary in South Africa.