The long-standing relationship between Wesley House and the Methodist Church of Southern Africa was celebrated this morning in 8am prayers at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary. Its President, Dr Mvume Dandala, paying tribute to his education at Cambridge in the 1970s, teased the students that there is only one theological college in the world greater than SMMS and that is Wesley House! Dr Leach paid tribute to what she in turn, learned from Dr Itumeleng Mosala when he was teaching in Cambridge in the 1990s and spoke about the importance of global Christian formation.
Morning prayer involved a good deal of rousing singing in various South African languages including a fabulous rendition of “And can it be!” and the annual celebration of the life of Seth Mokitimi, the first black President of the South African Conference. Students reflected on his persistence, wisdom and prophetic leadership.