Amy and I along with Rev. Gabriel Benjamin (pastor in Durban, South Africa) attended the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS) held at Point Loma Nazarene University. I was honored to read a paper – “From Justification to Fall from Grace: Charles Wesley’s Theology of Backsliding.” It was good to connect with many colleagues in theological education from various institutions in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
On Saturday evening, Dr. Daryll Stanton of ANU joined us for a barbecue with about 25 members of the MK and friends chapter of Education Development United Foundation (EDUF). After tasty South African boerewors cooked by Jamie Gates and lots of other delicious food, we talked about the impact of Nazarene higher education in Africa. EDUF is a generous group of key supporters who pray for us and contribute to student scholarships for Africa Nazarenes. Thanks to Rob and Wanda Gailey for hosting this excellent event.
We wrapped up our trip with a day of sightseeing before returning to South Africa. San Diego is a beautiful place!
Amy’s quote of the week
“You may be the greatest swimmer on earth but it doesn’t make you better than the smallest fish.” – from Uganda
Check out Brad’s article!
Our younger son, Brad, was with us for 7 weeks in September and October. While here, he volunteered for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) and visited Swaziland. You can read his article on the HIV Task Force (p. 20 of the Spring edition of NCM Magazine) by clicking here.