Readers will be delighted to learn that back issues of the Haddington House Journal are now available not only on our own website but also on the highly popular website in the U.K. – Biblical Studies.org.uk. This site has over 18,000 articles with 70 different journals. Being added to this popular site has greatly increased our worldwide presence. Good news is worth sharing – we thought that you would be as excited as we are. Students, here is a treasure of resources for free!
In January we received several books at Haddington House for library development work overseas. Some of these were in almost new condition and were full sets together with a variety of single volumes. These were all shipped out in January to Dumisani Theological Institute in King William’s Town, South Africa. We are delighted to report that they have arrived and are now being catalogued (May). Here are three photos of these sets being added into the Dumisani Library. Thank you to the donors and those who helped with shipping as such greatly helps for library development work at this college.
Stay tuned for more details, but here is the theme for this year’s summer lecture series: “Birthdays to Remember”. Some of the topics for the lectures to be given on Prince Edward Island will be:
- David Livingstone – 200th anniversary of his birth in 1813
- Robert Murray McCheyne – 200th anniversary of his birth in 1813
- Heidelberg Catechism – 450th anniversary of its adoption in 1563
As some of you may be aware, Dumisani Theological Institute in King William’s Town, South Africa has approached Dr. & Mrs. Whytock to offer their gifts in service there. Dumisani is a mission college supported in part by the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Free Church of Scotland. The Whytocks went out to Dumisani twice in 2012 and have felt led by the Lord to pursue this request. Dumisani has been aware from the outset that if such an arrangement were to be made, it would require partnerships. We are pleased to announce that such partnerships are now in place, and the Whytocks will be going out to Dumisani for two three-month teaching blocks in 2013. The Free Church of Scotland IMB has generously agreed to partner with Dumisani and Haddington House Trust in this venture. Explorations are also underway to establish an American administrative partnership for Dumisani. This is the global model for missions today: “We stand together as church and mission leaders in all parts of the world, called to recognize and accept one another, with equality of opportunities to contribute together to world mission” (Lausanne III Commitment).
Haddington House Trust’s role in this partnership is one of administration. It has been asked by the IMB of The Free Church of Scotland to administer a travel and medical expense fund that will be used for the Whytocks’ expenses in these two areas. Churches and individuals are welcome to support this fund – The Dumisani Travel and Medical Expense Fund. All donations received from Canada will be tax receipted at the end of every calendar year. Dumisani Theological Institute, The Free Church of Scotland and Haddington House Trust extend their sincere thanks to Miss Christina Lehmann (Haddington House Administrator) and Miss Penny Ching (Bookkeeper) for their work in administering this fund.