“Each of us is connected to a network of churches and Christian communities. We are Mukhanyo’s representatives in these places. We want to encourage each of you to share in your congregation the incredible work that God is doing through Mukhanyo, for the spread of His Kingdom.”
“The most rewarding aspect of operating a local learning site is when you are discussing a specific topic from Scripture, and the lightbulb goes on for the student. In several cases, we at Mukhanyo’s Welkom learning site, had students share in class that they now realise that their churches and teaching need to change to conform to the Word of God.”
South Africa has experienced a severe electricity shortage for several years. Eskom, the state-owned power utility, has been unable to cope with power production and maintenance. Consequently, the entire nation has had to endure sporadic, unanticipated power interruptions, along with regular "load shedding" periods, lasting four to eight hours daily without electricity. While politicians offer assurances that a solution is coming within the next few years, the complexity of these issues suggests that resolving them may extend well beyond that timeline.
Dr Bruce Baugus, a professor at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary located in Grand Rapids, USA, came to lecture at Mukhanyo's Pretoria campus from September 20th to September 27th. During this period, he presented two courses, one on the Theology of Augustine and another on the Doctrine of God, lecturing to a group of twelve ThM (Master of Theology) students. Dr Baugus teaches Systematic Theology and Apologetics at PRTS.
September 21 marked a significant day of celebration for 44 students at the Mukhanyo campus in KwaMhlanga as they were awarded certificates for completing the church-based Focus program. Some of these students spent four years to achieve this milestone.
Mukhanyo is once again the grateful recipient of a remarkable blessing – a huge shipment of theology books from various American publishers. The shipment is estimated to have about 17,000 books, totalling an impressive weight of eight tonnes!
The books were unloaded at Mukhanyo’s KwaMhlanga Campus and will be catalogued before being distributed to the five campus libraries across the Mukhanyo network. Apart from enriching Mukhanyo’s own library holdings, surplus books and duplicates will be shared with other seminaries and theology colleges.
The last arrival of such a substantial load from America was in 2018. Furthermore, Mukhanyo receives an annual gift of its own choice from Langham Literature, a non-profit distributor of theology books from London.
Exhort, love, respect and give yourself right through your whole married life. These are some of the main points stressed during a Couples Conference held on 8 June at Mukhanyo’s KwaMhlanga Campus.
Over the past year, Mukhanyo’s educational courses have experienced a significant breakthrough in Kenya. Presently, four sites collectively accommodate about ninety students engaged in Mukhanyo’s Focus programme and a separate group dedicated to teaching Mukhanyo’s diploma-level Higher Certificate courses.
The Reformed view and comprehension of the Bible transcend what is commonly recognised by many Reformed teachers and Christians. Its profound, extensive, and abundant nature can be explored through experiential or exemplary preaching, fostering a genuine longing to faithfully apply the depths of God’s Word in every aspect of life.
Many Challenges and Our Only Defense
The Church in Africa is facing many challenges and threats, perhaps even more than our counterparts in the Western world. However, this should not discourage us from recognising the potential to address these issues. Ultimately, the African Church needs to re-establish its firm foundation in the comprehensive teachings of the Bible and relinquish all heresies and superstitions.