Fraser and Dawn lived and worked in Dingwall for many years, worshipping first in Castle Street and then in Dingwall Evangelical Church. Fraser worked as librarian at the Highland Theological College. They subsequently served God in Nigeria with Mission Africa where Fraser was Librarian at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria in Jos and Dawn worked in Church and Cross-Cultural projects in that city.
They hope to move soon to South Africa where Fraser will work freelance alongside NetAct to use his skills in the service of 40 theological colleges across the African continent while Dawn hopes to find openings to continue the kind of work she was doing in Nigeria.
Fraser thankfully recovered all the old data after severe technical issues when upgrading some of the NetACT servers. Pray for the systems to be up and running for staff and students throughout Africa without much delay. He has now been invited to help another theological college in South Africa with their library set-up. The NetACT […]
Simxolele, a young man with a face full of prison tattoos, sometimes comes to Bible study in Maximum. Most weeks he’s evangelising other inmates and can’t make it. He’d been in and out of prison many, many times, always visited by his parents and thinking he always would be, until his mother told him that […]
Thank God that the taxi situation is quiet now and the taxi owners, Western Cape government and City of Cape Town authorities are talking to each other. Pray for a fair and lasting situation and no more violence or disruption. Pray that those caught up in the violence, looting and disruption and who are now […]
Fraser finishes the Mukhanyo library catalogue this week and next and trains them the week after. The NetACT journal editor wants another issue out at the same time. Pray he can organise his time appropriately. An amazing week of Restorative Justice at Drakenstein Medium A. Many men have made a connection for the first time […]
The Mukhanyo library staff are being helpful. Fraser has two alternative methods to improve things before the system goes live. He starts the training when he goes in person on 26th June. Thank God that Drakenstein Medium A Restorative Justice looks as if it’ll go ahead next week, Monday to Saturday. Pray there’ll be no […]
NetACT are exploring ways to work with other similar groups to avoid duplicating efforts and want Fraser to attend meetings in Kenya at the end of September. Fraser’s test of the new Mukhanyo library system went well last week. He is still working towards a deadline of having the system live and running by […]
Fraser continues to work with data from the old Mukhanyo Library system. On testing a sample file of 100 records, he could only match 50 from external sources. Moving the day-to-day running of the NetACT journal to a different organisation is coming to a head, with an important meeting on Thursday. Give thanks for […]
The government has extended the visa waiver until the end of 2023 though changed visa wording implies we can’t leave and enter the country with it. Our Wellington congregation were very pleased and the Drakenstein Maximum men burst into a round of applause! Fraser made better than expected progress with the Mukhanyo library data […]
Thank God for music. We had three guitar players and an amazing session of heartfeltly sung simple worship songs before we started the actual class. Whatever our circumstances, music can make such a difference. Fraser is still struggling with the difficulties of setting up a new library system for Mukhanyo Theological College. The amount of […]
Fraser is grappling to extract usable data from Mukhanyo Theological College’s current system to transfer it to a new library catalogue. Pray for a workable way forward with their librarian, maybe having to persuade him to re-catalogue parts of their library from scratch!) A man in Maximum with a very long sentence cares not if […]