Seminarian Boniface Juma
Since 2014, Second has supported Boniface Juma in his studies toward a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) at African Bible College in Lilongwe, Malawi. He is scheduled to graduate in June of 2016.n In a recent e-mail to Second Presbyterian, Boniface wrote:
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Please extend these thanks to the whole congregation. Tell them that I am appreciating the love and kindness they are showing to me. I am what I am because of God who used you to do what you are doing. As of now the classes are in progress and Thesis writing is also in progress. Graduation will take place on 4th June, 2016. I will late you know how the program will be like. Your prayers and physical help are doing wonders in my life, I will never forget this. The title of my Thesis is (THE ROLE OF CHURCH LEADERS IN DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH MINISTRY)
God be with you till we meet again.
Yours in Christ, Boniface P. Juma
Follow this link to see Boniface and some friends share a song of praise!
As part of the Capital Campaign in celebration of Second’s 200th Anniversary $31,625 has been designated to fund an addition to the Mngwangwa school in Malawi. Our liaison Robert Chirwa has recently received the below video update and along with the Mission Committee invites you to see how far the work has come.
2010 Mission Trip to Malawi
Fifteen members of the Malawi 2010 Mission Trip met with the Rev. Archwells Katani, deputy general secretary of Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi. Pictures from left are Emily Downing, Ulalo Chirwa, Stan Kramer, Margaret Seiffert, Kabelo Chirwa, Robert Chirwa, C.J. Leopold, Adam Downing, Rett McGoodwin, Ross McGoodwin, Rebecca Clay Edwins, Todd Wethall, Anna Wethall, Rev. Katani, Kirsten Kramer, Tambu Chirwa
Children at Kapalamula Primary School in the village of Wanyenba, where Tambu grew up, were given school supplies and soccer equipment. They greeted us unforgettable and warmly with their voices.
The youth handed out treats, and Emily Downing helped serve ground nut porridge at the orphan center.
Ross McGoodwin was among the soccer players of the mission team who played soccer several times during the trip, with village children, pickup games with teens and against a secondary school team.
Through the generous contributions of members of Second Presbyterian Church, the William Murray Secondary School soccer team is now fully equipped with uniforms, cleats, shin guards, goalie jerseys and gloves, practice jerseys, cones, balls and nets.
As a token of appreciation, Kapalamula Primary School officials honored Second Presbyterian with a gift of a rooster. In Malawi culture, this is a truly high honor.