Field Staff Newsletters

Oscar Mmbali

Nikki Holland

Rania Maayeh

Robert Wafula

New Programs in Place at FTC

April 12, 2022

First of all, I am excited to share the good news that we have officially launched two new academic programs: Diploma in Chaplaincy and Bachelors of Chaplaincy. Other exciting news is that the long-awaited moment for the launch of a satellite campus in Bware Yearly Meeting (BYM) finally took place on March 12, 2022. And, we are happy to receive back our modular students, who will be on campus from 21 March – 22 April.

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Thank you! From me and the FTC family

March 1, 2022

Greetings. I thank the good Lord for having given me another year to be alive and offer myself as a servant in God’s vineyard. I can’t imagine it has been seven years since I came to Friends Theological College as Principal. For this, my dear Friend, I have a special reason to thank God. It was around this time, in 2014, when Friends United Meeting board and staff began thinking and praying about someone who could receive a calling to go to FTC as Principal. The advert went out and announcements were made everywhere. I came across that announcement and my heart was never the same again. For several years I had nursed the idea of one day going back to Africa to serve as a missionary, after my graduate studies and eighteen years of stay in the U.S. And my prayer was that the place of my service would be FTC, my alma mater (class of 1985). 

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Ending the Year Well

January 28, 2022

I hope the New Year 2022 has started on a good note for you. I don’t know how you can describe or write about the year 2021 that just ended, but for me it was a mixed bag. We faced struggles with Covid 19 effects that significantly affected the smooth running of the FTC programs, as well as the loss of our Campus Minister, Pastor Martin Simiyu. However, after all these, at least I should say God gave us some relief. In November, I was invited by Nairobi Yearly Meeting (NYM) to speak at their annual delegates conference which took place in Nakuru, November 25-28. My slot was on November 26 and I presented on the topic, “The Sovereignty of God in Calamities.” The NYM leadership and myself as the FTC Principal also seized the opportunity to ceremonially sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) documents that brought up the renewal of the partnership of FTC and NYM for the next five years. There were twenty-seven students who graduated with diplomas from the FTC-Nairobi Campus at the October 29, 2021 graduation ceremony, and we look forward to more. The NYM delegates conference also coincided with our anniversary on November 27. We extended our stay for two days after the conference, in the same hotel in Nakuru, to just relax and celebrate our anniversary. On the following day we took a tour to Lake Nakuru National Park and enjoyed the view of God’s creation.

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Oscar Mmbali—coming soon

Nikki Holland—coming soon

Rania Maayeh—coming soon