Nathan will be lecturing at George Whitefield College (GWC). GWC is the theological college for the Church of England in South Africa (CESA), but actually draws students much more widely than that. GWC trains people from all over Southern Africa both to pastor churches and to teach in African bible colleges.
Nathan’ll also be studying a second PhD, part time. This time it will be in theology. He’s thinking about doing this through one of the local universities at Stellenbosch.
I will be working with The Seed Company on a Bible translation project in western Zambia. I will travel to a remote town three times a year, for three weeks at a time, and work with local Christians and other international consultants to translate the Bible for one of several unreached people groups in the area. The first job is to create written alphabets!
When I'm not in Zambia, I will be working with GWC to help improve the English of students who come from places where English is not their first language. Since teaching at GWC happens in English, this is an important ministry.
We plan to learn some basic Xhosa to help with building relationships with people in the local community.
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