Tabitha, our Communications and Fundraising Manager in South Sudan, talks to Rev. Dr. David Misztal in Juba.
‘The students are stirred up to learn,’ he said. ‘The class is usually full, and they take the time to follow up their lecturers even after classes. The students appreciate the teaching and are committed to their training’
Minister of an Anglican church in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Misztal is now one of the visiting faculty members (through CORE Training and Development) teaching in Bishop Gwynne College (BGC) in Juba, South Sudan. He is one of six volunteer ministers committed to standing in for the South Sudanese faculty members currently studying at George Whitefield College in South Africa, supported by AID.
Formerly a research scientist, Dr. Misztal responded to God’s call to the ministry and later attended Moore Theological College, Sydney.
‘I realised science tells us how the world is made while knowing God tells us things we can’t explain’
For Dr. Misztal and his colleagues, bible teaching at BGC is vital to strengthening the church and so transforming lives in South Sudan. The need here for pastors is so great that at present many are ordained with little or no training.
For Dr. Mizstal and the rest of the faculty at BGC as they faithfully teach the word of God, and for the students as they grow in understanding and faith.
‘Many of the students have left their families to join the college, it’s really a personal sacrifice for them.’