Saturday, 7 May, was a joyous occasion, not so much because the annual general meeting went well, or because God once again blessed the Mukhanyo ministries with healthy advances in a number of areas, but also because the new extensions to the building could be inaugurated.
Part of the new structures replaces the old wooden huts which have been serving as lecture rooms for many years. The new wing consists of a number of modern lecture rooms, offices, a large library, a recording studio, as well as a beautiful inner square with an artificial lawn.
In addition, the old building’s offices, study room, kitchen and some other facilities were renovated, giving the whole complex an exciting feel to students that are now able to study in ideal conditions.
The building project that started in September 2015, should be completed by the middle of May. Students and staff are looking forward to the full use of the facilities.
During the meeting, the principal, Dr Brian deVries, reported on recent ministry activities, plans for the future and developments at the different campuses and study centres, as well as the growth in distance education.
Professor Koos van Rooy, our honoured guest speaker, was asked to deliver a sermon of thanksgiving for the building dedication ceremony. He preached from Isaiah 6, giving the audience an in-depth biblical exposition of the task awaiting Mukhanyo and its new facilities. He contrasted the differences between preachers choosing themselves for the ministry, against those called by God to ministry. We were reminded of the great responsibility placed in the hands of Mukhanyo to serve our students by teaching Biblical truth and godly, humble conduct.
We look forward to an exciting year, if the Lord wills, with more growth in both the Theological and Education programmes. May the Lord continue to guide and bless the college. We give glory to God for establishing Mukhanyo to train and equip pastors and Christian teachers and for His provision in making the building project possible.