Brethren’s, fellow Students, Friends and the Clergy in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, receive my greetings in the name of our Only Lord Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
As we have bid farewell to the academic year 2015 and welcomed the academic year 2016, I would like, on behalf of the Provincial Executive Committee, to wish you a prosperous, peaceful and happy new year. At this time, I wish also to extend my best wishes to the Matric Class of 2015 that recently joined us in various institution s of higher learning more especially those who agreed to walk with us, following our calls during operation “abasazi” that took place in various campuses. I would like to assure all the NEW students of the warmth of the “Home away from home” in our various ANSOC’s.
To the members at large, more especially the leadership, let us start this year committed to the mission and vision of our federation with renewed confidence in our roles as members and leaders, to ensure that the work of the Lord reaches or rather benefits all the students in Campuses, I then therefore wish to urge everyone (member/associate or a friends) to accelerate our efforts towards the realisation of our goals for bettering the lives of the students where we operate. We will also have to work effectively and tirelessly in ensuring that the projects and programmes as set on our various plans of action, intervenes to the challenges that are faced by the students in the institutions of higher learning, furthermore forge relations with all other stakeholders who are on the same mission as us. Let us be beacons of hope and agents of change in our various corners. Necessarily, let us draw relevant lessons from the past years and work twice as hard in ensuring growth of our beloved federation .I would like to retaliate the importance of involvement of friends in all our operations as the federation, similarly urge all friends to be of assistance in their respective region in pushing the Gospel Christ.
I would like us to reflect from the Bible, 1 Corinthians 16: 13-14 “Be alert and Stand firm in your Faith, let all that you do be done with love”
Once again, on behalf of the Church, the PEC and in my own name, I wish you all the best in the year 2016