WE LOVE VISITORS!
We are particularly privileged at SATS to receive interesting visitors on almost a daily basis. There are so many men and women involved in various excellent ministries who come to share their vision and stories with us that it is difficult to keep track of them all. In the past few weeks alone we have had visitors from many parts of the world, including the USA, the Middle East and North Africa.
Gerhard Marx of Davar Partners International, a global ministry seeking to bring the Word of God to oral learners, led one of our morning devotions. He showed us some of the tools they use for ministry (such as audibibles), and shared something about their vision and projects with us. Gerhard is also currently serving as the President of the International Orality Network (ION).
Stephen and Marian Smith, of the Papillon Foundation, also recently visited the seminary. On occasion, our student counsellor, Mrs Bev van Rensburg, has presented courses and seminars on trauma counselling for children and youth to this foundation.
Another stand-out visitor was Mouner Ajji, one of our graduates, who pastored a church in Aleppo, Syria, during the recent (and ongoing) war. His stories of the reality of life for the remaining Christians in Syria generated many questions and discussions, and renewed prayer among the SATS staff.