From the Vice-Principals' Desk
It is an honour to have another opportunity to write this newsletter to you. The third term is gone and fourth term has begun. Dr Mnisi is back from his sabbatical and we trust that he is refreshed and rejuvenated to take us forward.
This term we celebrate the 75th birthday of UBI. Please join us on Sunday, 13 November for our Afternoon of Song and 75th Anniversary Celebration. Looking back where the institution started, we are ever thankful to God for all these years that men and women have been trained. Many souls have come to Christ through UBI’s ministries.
We are grateful to see that UBI has maintained its culture of teaching the Word of God without compromise or modification. The Word of God is being taught both academically and devotionally to provoke a change in the life of students and lecturers. My thanks to the faculty -- your work is never without notice and at the right time you will reap what you have sown.
Last term we shared that we were trusting God for a new librarian and God answered our prayers; Kezia Noble has joined the UBI staff as our librarian. I am told it is the first time we have a librarian who is not a missionary, and we trust God that this change will be sustainable. We are grateful for the maintenance staff and their excellent work of changing the iron roof sheets on our buildings and for water tank stands. We are grateful to all who contributed in order for these projects to happen.
Thanks to Wes Spradley and to Richard and Sharon Hampton, our guest lecturers for term three. We welcome the Barthelemy family who have just joined us from the States. They will study isiZulu before beginning teaching responsibilities.
We are continuously asking for prayer even in this busy fourth term with its many activities and programmes. You are warmly invited to the Graduation and Motto Service on 26 November 2016. Thank you once more for all your prayers and support. May the Lord be glorified at all times.
Yours in His service,
Xolani A. Nkosi