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.
Jacksons – November Update 2 Give thanks for the effect last week’s Restorative Justice for Parolees course has already had. Many who said at the start that they had things sorted out admitted by the end of the week that they had learned a lot. Pray that they will act upon the effect of their […]
NetACT has to decide whether to spread a grant from a major Christian charity in America across all their partner colleges or concentrate on a few colleges which have realistic project proposals in place. Donald Garvie in Jos has asked Fraser to help with hosting and setting up their online catalogue. Fraser is also exploring […]
The Restorative Justice course in Allandale prison should have already started but has been postponed until next week – it may be cancelled altogether because stricter lockdown levels for prisons would not allow certain intrinsic elements of the course. The ministry leadership prefer to wait until the course can be run fully. The RJ planned […]
Give thanks that Fraser now has the full text of all the NetAct journal articles, hopefully in time to publish the first issue before the end of September. Edward Stoffels has found a place to live in Cape Town and, unbeknownst to him, his name was suggested for a caretaker’s job. Please continue to pray […]
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 […]