Welcome to Justo Mwale
Reverend Justo Mwale was the first Zambian to be pastor in the Reformed Church in Zambia (from 1929). Since the church’s theological training moved to Lusaka in the seventies, the College has opened its doors to other churches, brought the academic standards and accreditation to an internationally accepted level, contextualised the curriculum, expanded its infrastructure and built relationships with a multitude of similar institutions, churches and individuals. In 2008 the Zambian Ministry of Education awarded the College university status.
This January, Justo Mwale was happy to receive twenty new BTh-students and their families into the community. For some, this is a big step: leaving behind a different career to start at our university, getting used to student accommodation and to the skills that are expected in higher education. We ask for your prayers for these new students as they adjust to their new environment.
This new air conditioner came in at just the right time! The original air-co in the computer lab stopped working a while ago and could not be fixed. The result was that students opened up windows in the hot season to get fresh air, which brought in a lot of dust. Dust and heat are the arch-enemies of computers. We are grateful to the Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church Global Mission team for donating the new air conditioner as a special project. We are very much indebted to our donors and our students are now really enjoying the cool weather inside.
In the past weeks, our college has been blessed with several donations. First, students and staff have received from Biblica an edition of the New Testament without verse numbers, which encourages the reader to read a whole book of the Bible instead of just a few verses. This Bible will be used and evaluated at our Bible Studies and Spiritual Companionship Groups. Second, our library is enhanced by a gift of books donated through the Theological Book Network. This will help students and staff with their studies and research. Finally, the Men's Fellowship of Chilenje RCZ has donated a booster pump to help with our community's challenges in water supply.
We are very grateful that local and international donors are contributing to the spiritual, academic and material well-being of Justo Mwale Theological University College. May the Lord richly bless the hands that have made these donations possible!