January 2020 Updates

January 2020 Updates

Andrew Kang and Solomon Wuor are from South Sudan. They were sent by their church, the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, to come and study here at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST.) Upon the completion of their degrees, it was hoped that they would return to their home country and teach at Nile Theological College (NTC) in Juba, South Sudan. They were advised that Andrew should focus on the Old Testament while Solomon on the New Testament. Because of the violence in South Sudan, they settled their families at a refugee camp in Uganda and moved to NEGST on their own. They both studied for a Master of Divinity (MDIV) in Biblical Studies which would take three years. Despite the political unrest in their country and their families living in a refugee camp and the financial struggle for school fees, they stayed the course and studied hard. You can imagine how difficult it must have been for them to concentrate on their studies while holding all those fragments of their lives in their heart and mind.

On July 6, 2019 they both graduated from NEGST with their MDIV. Joyfully they immediately took buses to Uganda Refugee Resettlement Camp where their families were waiting for them. They were able to enjoy their families for only two weeks before traveling to Juba to start teaching at NTC the first week of August. Andrew taught three courses: Elementary Greek, Introduction to Preaching and Public Communication at the Bachelor level and Introduction to Biblical interpretation at the Diploma level. Solomon taught Sudanese Church History at the Bachelor level and Introduction to Elementary Greek at the Diploma level. They both joined their families for the month of December at the refugee camp before returning for the January 2020 semester back in Juba.

NTC was founded in 1991 in Khartoum, Sudan to train church leaders from both Sudan and South Sudan before and after independence. An English track of the same college with the same name was founded in Juba about eight years ago, while the Arabic track remained in Khartoum. The students are ministers in different churches.

NEGST is proud of Andrew and Solomon and is thankful to God for their commitment to the ministry despite the continuing challenges they face. We praise God for many other students from South Sudan and Sudan who are studying here at NEGST with plans to go back to their countries and serve the Lord and His church.

Join NEGST in Praying

  • For peace in both Sudan and South Sudan.
  • For the protection of the families of our South Sudanese students who are in refugee camps in Uganda.
  • That the Lord gives strength and necessary provisions for our alumni, like Andrew and Solomon, so that they may continue to serve Him faithfully.
  • That our students may grow in their love and knowledge of Christ.