Our trip to Africa is a two-week journey made annually in the month of September. We are hosted by two indigenous pastors-Dr. Gideon Makuthi in Kenya, and Rev. Kenenth Wafula in Uganda. Dr. Makuthi, pastor of Salama Missionary Baptist Church in Salama, Kenya, and his wife, Grace, also operate an orphanage in Kenya that we support.
Once there, we rent a facility where we house, feed and teach missionary pastors who have traveled, many on foot and bicycles, taking up to two days. The pastors do not have Bibles, so we make an effort to ensure that each one has a Bible before we leave. An indication of their hunger for the Word and their determination to be fed could be seen when, on one occasion, the team discovered they did not bring along enough Bibles to give each student as planned; the students voluntarily divided themselves into pairs and tore the Bibles into halves-Old Testament and New Testament-and each one took half!
Upon completion of the conference, the missionary pastors then return to their villages and teach the classes year-round what we have taught them. Some of the pastors are given written assignments to be turned in and forwarded to us for grading; if their work is acceptable, they are given NASOT credit that may be applied toward certificates or degrees.
Anyone interested in additional information, offering support, or accompanying us on one of our short-term missionary trips as an individual, church, or group should contact us at North American School of Theology (NASOT); 2504 Cecil Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37017; (865) 522-1267; or email us at email@example.com