An unusual partnership has developed between African Honey Bee (AHB) and GWC in Kwambonambi on the KZN north coast. AHB, involved in sustainable bee farming with the local community introduced catechetical study to the avid beekeepers. The desire to include the Explore material for the further theological education of those living in the rural areas north of Richards Bay resulted in a week of Explore training at the NG Kerk premises in Kwambonambi. This training is continuing with the involvement of Stuart Turton, a GWC graduate now at Christ Church Umhlanga and Pastor Oupa Nkoana, from Pretoria. Invitations will be extended to suitable candidates to attend a facilitator’s training session to be held at the Zululand Bible College, with their alumni in May 2018. Another outcome from the Kwambonambi training is the commencement of an Explore group in Hammanskraal, outside Pretoria in Gauteng, with Pastor Oupa as the facilitator.
- Thank the Lord for the development of the partnership with AHB;
- Thank the Lord for the serving hearts of Victor, Zodwa, William and Refiloe who provided meals each day for the 30 delegates;
- Pray for the development of many beehives, and wisdom from the Lord in Kwambonambii and other rural areas of Africa.
- Give thanks for the enthusiasm of all the delegates;
- Pray for all the delegates to continue with their studies in 2019;
- Pray for the planned facilitation training to be conducted for the alumni of Zululand Bible College in May 2019.
- Pray for a number of suitable trainers to be identified from the Kwambonambi delegates for the May training.