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 helped facilitate an online meeting last week for over 100 Principals of Bible colleges, theological colleges and seminaries to discuss collaboration, sustainability, and the practicalities of online education, and especially to listen to the African viewpoint. Dawn attended the first general Hope Prison Ministry meeting since lockdown in Cape Town yesterday. The prisons are […]
Last Friday, Fraser ‘electronically hosted’ an online Zoom meeting of all the NetACT College Principals from across Africa, live-streamed it on YouTube, and facilitated various text-based discussion forums. There were over 60 in ‘attendance’ and the afternoon went very well. A second Zoom meeting for the Portuguese-speaking colleges, was quite a challenge for the translator […]
NetACT hope to have the first issue of their African Theological Journal for Church and Society online by early September. The NetACT office staff are discussing how to capitalise on the enthusiasm raised by the Barnabas Fund conference on Online Theological Education a couple of weeks ago. Pray that attendees will see how to creatively […]
There is much talk from politicians about tackling gender based violence but the courts are starved of money and staff and refuges are closed down. Pray for wisdom for Dawn as she thinks about the direction of her service in South Africa. Fraser has been helping to run a 3-day course on Online Theological Education […]
The new NetACT journal has now received an International Standard Serial Number. Technical issues hindering Fraser helping Nehemiah Bible Institute with their online courses have now been resolved. The students on this course all come from one of the poorest areas of Cape Town, and some will struggle with the level of internet access needed […]
Fraser had a NetACT Executive Committee meeting on Friday, organising an online AGM, and looking at ways for NetACT to address Chinese economic colonisation of Africa. As NetACT grows, the staff team is having to develop new regional organisational structures. Fraser has been asked to help develop online courses for Nehemiah Bible Institute which provides […]
Many NetACT partner colleges have been able to source funding to cover lack of tuition fees caused by lockdowns. Drakenstein prison has seen its first cases of covid19. One section is now a quarantine area. Many of the men are immuno-compromised with HIV/AIDS, years of substance abuse and unhealthy living so are at greater risk […]
Jacksons – May Update 2 InReach in Nigeria is being greatly used to help Muslims encounter Jesus. This is often not safe. A group of converts are still across Nigerian borders, being discipled and looked after in a safe place. One of the men involved in their escape was captured by Boko Haram but recently […]
Barnabas Fund is continuing to support NetACT partners and investigating how to help with salaries. Pray, however, that those colleges which are involved in teaching and proclaiming Christ would live up to their verbal profession and not take advantage of the situation by grossly inflating what they claim to be their operating costs. Fraser is […]
One of the NetAct partners, the Evangelical Reformed College in Angola, sends this report: “If the lockdown continues it will affect the 2020 harvest because people won’t be able to work in the fields. The products will rot in the field. There will be a shortage of seed for cultivation next year. People are now […]