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.
A staff member from one of the NetACT partner colleges in Ethiopia has reported that the civil war/unrest in the Tigray region has left the region highly unstable. Hunger and rape are being used as weapons in the ongoing conflict. 28 articles have been submitted for the second issue of the NetACT journal. Based on […]
Fraser had a very positive meeting on Monday aimed at making world scholarship available in Africa and African scholarship available to the world. A hard-drive loaded with resources to be put on the NetACT portal has gone missing in Stellenbosch University library office. Pray for the leaders of Hope Prison Ministry as they plan for […]
Pray for the prison officers, who have seen many of their colleagues fatally affected by covid19, to be strengthened in a difficult and dangerous environment. Many of the gang initiations involve stabbing an officer. The prisons are still closed to visitors so even the relief of seeing people from the outside is not available to […]
Hugenote College doesn’t know when face-to-face teaching can restart. Fraser’s skills in online learning and technology are so appropriate at this time. He is completing more training materials for teaching staff to make better use of the online learning platform. Students throughout the partner colleges have to surmount challenges of electricity supply, infrastructure and finance […]
Fraser was granted his new visa and he collected it last week. Dawn’s application is still awaiting an outcome so please continue to pray that it will be sorted out soon. Fraser has some server updates scheduled for the end of the year (the only time no student needs access to the resources). Pray it […]
Edward Stoffels is now caretaker and unofficial uncle with board and lodging (but no wage) in a home for young men. He has the opportunity to help and guide the young men. Last week’s Restorative Justice follow up session went well. Men told of challenges they’d faced but had been better equipped to stay out […]
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 […]