We have spent two days with the wonderful faculty, staff, and students at the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown, South Africa. We are so grateful for their warm and gracious welcome.
It is extraordinary place with extraordinary people and an extraordinary mission. The College of the Transfiguration is the only residential seminary in the Anglican Province of Southern Africa. To get a sense of this, check out this map of the Province:
The twenty-eight dioceses of the Province extend beyond the Republic of South Africa and include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (St. Helena and Tristan da Cunha), Mozambique (Lebombo and Niassa), the Republic of Namibia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Swaziland and Angola. That means the Province covers some 4,276,000 square kilometers. That’s roughly half the size of the United States. The membership of the Church of Southern Africa is between 3 and 4 million people, who speak more than a dozen official languages. And the College of the Transfiguration has a mission to serve them all!
As I get to know people at the College better (and get their permission) I hope to share more about some of the people at the college and their ministry. Please pray for the people and mission of the College of the Transfiguration.