School’s Out For Winter!

I just submitted my final grades for the semester!

It is hard to believe that our year at the College of Transfiguration is almost over. We fly home on Friday for some rest and relaxation, time with family and friends, and to apply for a new visa before returning to the University of KwaZulu Natal in September. There are so many things for which I am grateful during our time at COT, I cannot possibly name them all.  I feel truly blessed to have served alongside a group of extraordinary people.

Today, however, as I submit my grades, I think of my students, for whom it has been a privilege to serve as their teacher. I have grown to love each of them and I thank God for their willingness to answer God’s call to serve in Christ’s Church. I know them as brothers and sisters in Christ and see them as colleagues in ministry.

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I ask your prayers for all my students this year who were in my Moltmann seminar, my Augustine class, and my Christian Ethics class. They are, in no particular order,

Nicolette Segeel

Luvuyo Mvaphantsi

Martha Mokhutsoane

Enrico Heuvel

Theo Storm

Tercia Meyer

Bassy Molefi

Bhekisisa Mazulu

Mlamuti Masondo

Jonathan Bukuto

Edilson Eisteira

Thamsanqa Latha

Zipho Mbambo

Tebogo Monyai

Patrick Msengana

Rendani Mudau

Pearl Nzuza

Vuyo Saphuka

Simphiwe Zulu

Vimba Mazibuko

Tsi Tso Molefe

Please say a prayer for them, for their continuing studies, and for their ministries in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

 

4 thoughts on “School’s Out For Winter!

  1. Dear Joe. It would be an honor to pray for your students and friends we always pray for you and Amy with much love in our hearts. We pray you will have a good rest and a joyful ,peaceful summer. Are you climbing any mountains. ? Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I have loved that you and Amy have shared your journey with us. Hugs to both of you. You are very both very precious to us.M Jim and Deede The Lord has blessed and kept you and now you can have some rest in Jesus as you prepare for the next step. Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Thank you Deede and Jim. Your prayers have meant so much to us during this past year. We have been sustained by them and I am so grateful for your prayers for my students. We are truly connected in the Lord’s ministry by prayer. We are looking forward to a good summer and hope to visit the Adirondacks and climb a few mountain. Please give our love to all. Love, Joe

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  2. Yes I will say some prayers for your students. I hope they understand what you and Amy gave to them through your mission. I would certainly think they would. Have a safe trip home and relax.

    Godspeed Peter

    On Tue, Jun 25, 2019, 10:37 AM Amy and Joe Go to Africa wrote:

    > Joe Pagano posted: “I just submitted my final grades for the semester! It > is hard to believe that our year at the College of Transfiguration is > almost over. We fly home on Friday for some rest and relaxation, time with > family and friends, and to apply for a new visa before ” >

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