Dr. Carley Dodd Expresses His Impression About ACC

We are pleased to introduce to you our visiting lecturer, Dr. Carley H. Dodd who, for the past two weeks, has been teaching a class on Leadership Foundations. Dr. Dodd holds a BA, MA from Abilene Christian University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He is Professor of Communication, author of 13 books, 150 articles/papers, and consultant/speaker. He has been married for 48 years to Ada, with whom they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. He is an elder at the Southern Hills church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, USA. He shared with us his impression about ACC and these are his words. I have been privileged to teach undergraduate and graduate students at three universities over the past 40 years. In accepting an invitation from Read More

ACC Flag Flies High in Sports Games

Beloved reader, it is indeed a good week for African Christian College. As you may know, we are back in class for our mid-mesters that will last until September. We are excited to be hosting two visiting and outstanding lecturers who are doing amazing work in their fields of study at Abilene Christian University in USA. We have Professor Carley Dodd who is taking our Organisational Leadership and Bible & Ministry majors on Leadership Foundations. We also are blessed to have Dr Robert Rhodes who is teaching our Counselling majors on School Guidance and Counselling. They are both here with their families and we are blessed to have them with us for the next two weeks. As great as that is, you will recall that last week Saturday we Read More

“I want to ensure that all trees are cared for” – Ntombi Malinga

When you are on the campus side of African Christian College, you mostly miss the chance to interact and appreciate the people who, through their hard work and dedication, work tirelessly in the Tree of Life (TOL) to make the college what is it. These women and men leave their homes early in the morning each working day to come and labour in the farm for one common goal – the growth of the institution through the TOL. We, as the blog team, are fortunate enough to have the chance to interact with them, and today we introduce to you Ntombi Malinga. Make Ntombi, from Gege in the Shiselweni region, came to us exactly 10 years ago as one of our casual workers. She is a married woman with two children, a girl and a boy. It was not only her Read More

ACC Fun Day: A Day of Bonding in Friendship and Love

Although the sun was scorching, probably reaching up to 30°celsius, it failed to damped the mood for our Fun Day on Saturday afternoon. There are many conceptions about fun and indeed, fun is relative. We do not believe there is an absolute standard for fun, however, we would like to bring a definition the Apologist Ravi Zacharias gave that, “Fun is anything that refreshes you without diminishing or jeopardizing your chances of reaching your ultimate goal in life.” Indeed, what we did on Saturday was get a refreshment that did not distract us from our ultimate goal because we had ended our first semester on the previous day. The event was well organised by the responsible people – from the starting time, the games and the finishing time. Read More

The Passionate People and Community Developer: Frantic Dlamini

Through his life and work, he has touched many lives and still is to impact more. Read and be blessed through this inspirational young person who has a zeal and passion for development. My name is Frantic Ndumiso Dlamini. In 2012 I was offered a glorious opportunity to attain a Christian education through African Christian College (ACC). Looking back to my days as a student, I can boldly say that I have been challenged, transformed, uplifted and I am no longer the same. I majored in Organizational Leadership, and this gave me the opportunity to feed my passion of Community Development as well as sharpen my leadership skills. I have been taught how to work in teams, how to deal with people and embrace diversity, even that of opinions. Read More

Fana Simelane: Work Supervisor

Reading the Holy Bible from Exodus 18, we encounter a story of Moses being given leadership advice by his father-in-law, Jethro, concerning delegation of duties. What we see here is that different leadership levels makes work to go smoothly and efficiently. We encounter the same principle in Acts 6 where seven men were chosen to take care of a certain ministry within the church. In light of that, we are pleased to introduce to you Fana Simelane, a Work Supervisor in the Tree of Life (TOL). His work is just as crucial as any other for the well-functioning and growth of African Christian College (ACC). Fana is a married man with two kids. He came to us in January of the year 2010 to work as a casual. Due to his dedication and hard work, he Read More

The Man Who Aspires to be a Christian Entrepreneur

 Our brother Noel Ndawala left his job as a banker for the sake of kingdom of God. Read his story and find inspiration. I am one of the four Malawians who enrolled to African Christian College this academic year of 2017. My name is Noel Ndawala from Malawi. I am a married man with two children. God blessed me with a family – one wife, Beatrice, and two wonderful children, Peace and Prosper. Prior to this year, I was working as a banker, a job I had held for the last 7 years. I got to know about ACC from one of the alumnus of this college and his name is Oliver Kazembe. I knew him when I just arrived to work in the City of Blantyre from another district, and Oliver stays there. It was really the amazing grace of God for us to meet in Read More

The Journey to Niniveh: Meki from Malawi

This week we sat down with this gentleman from Malawi who shared his story of how God orchestrated events until he responded to His call. Read and be blessed. My name is Foley Meki from Malawi in the city of Blantyre. God blessed me with a family – one wife and three wonderful gifts of children. A look into my life in as far as God’s calling is concerned will reveal a vivid comparison with that of the prophet Jonah. The prophet was tasked to go to Niniveh but he ran away to Tarshish. Although I did not run away per se, still I pursued other avenues despite the confirmed call of God over my life. It is still crystal clear in my mind how at the age of eighteen I was almost enrolled for Theology College. However, I had to be rejected on Read More

Sorting the Good from the Bad: Dehusking

Dear reader, you will recall that in this part of our blog we have been covering the macadamia nut processing since harvesting began. If you have just started reading with this blog post, you might want to also view the other previous posts on harvesting and nut collection. What we aim to do is to follow and cover what is happening in our macadamia field in as far as the nuts are concerned. By doing so, we will be providing information about the entire process as well as tell the stories of the different individuals working in the Tree of Life project. Today we will be discussing another stage in the nut processing called dehusking. When the nuts are brought back from the farm, they are weighed and then offloaded into the dehusking Read More

“I want to be a solution to the crying world” – Zitsile Kunene

Today we bring a powerful story of one of our first year students. Hear what this woman of God has to say about coming to ACC My name is Zitsile Kunene, a Swazi, and I am married with two children, a boy and a girl. Growing up, my parents and older siblings wanted me to choose a career that suited them not me. Despite that I had a vivid picture and calling into ministerial work, specifically Christian counselling and psychology for the kingdom of God, my family was absolutely against it. There was this notion that going into ministry leads to poverty and a mediocre lifestyle. Consequently, I disobeyed God and studied the opposite of what I called to do, though that also did not pay off. However changing my nation for God’s glory is Read More