Friday, March 17, 2017

SOUTH SUDANESE STUDENT EARNS A MASTERS DEGREE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

KLERO ONUHA INGAYO
Rev. Klero Ingayo has completed his Masters Degree in Christian Leadership. He has been such an inspiration to many around him and has skillfully attracted other students to UGCSI in South Sudan. Klero Ingayo is a pastor that has great influence in his country and works along side others that represent UGCSI in South Sudan. Together they are working to help their country come to peace and realize their need for true Godly Leadership to help guide this new republic. We are very happy to have this great man as part of our UGCSI family.

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Rev. Ingayo wrote these words to us:

I am Rev. Klero Onuha Ingayo, a South Sudanese by nationality, born on January 27th, 1967 in Lohutok, South Sudan, and was raised up in a non-Christian family. I became involved in Church activities in 1974 such as Sunday school, youth programs and now I’m a pastor. Thus, I strongly believed and felt that God has a purpose for me to do some definite ministry, specifically among my tribesmen who have not heard the message of Salvation and even beyond to the unreached people of South Sudan. That is why God directed me to UGCSI to be equipped for this great service. I have decided willingly to service in order to win to bring leadership improvement to the church.

Now I’m the program manager for the Bible Society South of South Sudan, writing project proposals and running the trauma healing program. It is not an easy responsibility as our country is going through political and economic crisis and conflicts is all around the country. What I have in my mind is what I have learned from UGCSI. I did learn leadership and it has helped me as I’m managing this Church institution.  I use what I learned from UGCSI and pray that God will use me to be an example in this institution. My appreciation to the Board of UGCSI, Chief Chancellor Clyde Rivers, Chancellor Michal Pitzl, and my Professor Donella Pitzl.

God blessings to you all,
Klero Onuha Ingayo

A VOTE OF THANKS TO UGCSI

DRASI BUA CAESAR
Drasi Bua Caesar is a graduating PhD student from the Republic of South Sudan. He has been an exceptional student in the midst of much hardship in his country and challenges to complete his education. We are very honored to have this great man as a student and soon to be alumni with United Graduate College and Seminary International.

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Drasi Bua Caesar writes:

I am so grateful and proud to be a student of United Graduate College and Seminary International for the last two years. In the first place, I thank the Board of Admission for accepting me to study in UGCSI.     

I have enrolled in United Graduate College and Seminary International to study a doctoral degree in Christian Leadership.  With great delight, I would like to testify that, I have enjoyed my studies at UGCSI for two main reasons:

1)    UGCSI courses are carefully selected to suit the contemporary challenges Christian leaders face in the ministry. The courses are designed to provide strategies appropriate to Christian leadership and its real life issues. The courses engage leaders in finding practical solutions to counteract their given situations.  
  
2)  UGCSI has well qualified and experienced instructors. In particular, I am so grateful to Professor Donella Pitzl.  She took me through my course work and dissertation, her intrinsic motivation born out of deep seated passion for educating a man like me, has became a source of inspiration to me.  That is, her thorough and smart academic work in mentoring and her exhibition of high degree of mastery of the subject posed a great impression on me. An impact I will ever live to emulate. She is such a wonderful mentor, with the spirit of patience, focus and promptness with evaluation of assignments I have sent to her.

For sure, all those who went through UGCSI and through whom UGCSI went would agree with me on this fact. Henceforth, join me friends to blow the trumpet of UGCSI’s goodness wherever you are  serving the Almighty God.     

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UGCSI REACHES AGAIN INTO ZAMBAI AFRICA

Prof. Donella Pitzl with UGCSI Alumni Gabriel Mwamba
and Stanford Chifita



In January of 2017, in Lusaka Zambia, United Graduate College and Seminary International Chief Chancellor, Prof. Clyde Rivers and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Donella Pitzl had the honor of presenting an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities to Stanford Chifita. 

Our Honor System has established a new culture. It is a culture that believes the ones that have done the job are worthy to receive the same title as those that have labored in the education system. An Honorary Award is given for what has been accomplished by the recipient. UGCSI holds to a skills and philosophy education model. 

Stanford Chifita has more than exemplified UGCSI's skills and philosophy standard in his life's work to advance God's Kingdom through Television and Radio. He started from nothing, with little to any knowledge of what it would take to build his vision of having a broadcasting station. His hard work and creative mind created the largest digital Faith-based TV and Radio Station in Zambia. Within his business he is training young people in the art of broadcasting, reporting and the technical skills of broadcasting. His skills have created a philosophy that is creating jobs and teaching skills for life. He has been such a success that the country is looking to him to train other broadcasters in digital broadcasting. Zambia has been in an analogy system and is now requiring broadcaster to convert to digital. Revelation TV Broadcasting, Chifita's company, has been called upon to help the country in this conversion. 

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Donella Pitzl commented for this article. "I was privileged to present Stanford Chifita with his Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities in Lusaka Zambia. This man was so humble and overwhelmed by this presentation. He later shared that he had been praying about what he should do because the country was going to require a degree for him to continue to own his own broadcasting company. When we met him and saw his work, Chief Chancellor Prof. Rivers and I felt we were to award him with this Honorary Degree. As it turned out, this was the answer to his prayers. He can now keep his life's work and move forward. It was an example of how powerful honor is and what can come from it. His work was an example of the heart of what UGCSI believes about skills and philosophy education."

AGENTS OF CHANGE

Dr. Mateus
Mutola
The Lord Jesus gave the keys of the Kingdom of God to His Church to bring Kingdom influence in the nations of the world (Matthew 16.19).

After being challenged through my studies at UGCS I realized we cannot bring change to our communities and nations without being involved to some degree. To get involved, I had to identity some needs in my community and seek to meet them in a practical way that would exude the love of God. Early this year, I created MICASO, an element of Word of Life Ministries, for the sole purpose of meeting the basic human needs of the most vulnerable in my community and promote social justice and equality. The Lord Jesus said when we take care of the least in our societies by meeting them at the point of their needs in a practical way, we do it unto Him (KJV, Matthew.25.35, 40). On the 30th of September we visited the Pediatric of Mavalane Hospital in Maputo City that accommodates and provides treatment for children, infants, and adolescents aged 0 to 14. Our visit was termed “Eternal Love.” We demonstrated God’s Love by ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ via healing, smiles, hugs, gifts to the children and hope to their parents. The doctors, wardens and parents of the children were filled with amazement, joy and gratitude. It was the first activity of MICASO since its inception and we intend to do more of such activities within the different communities in Maputo City.

On April 2016, I founded the Council of Students and Professionals (CEP) with the vision to provide professional guidance in Kingdom education, vocation and orientation to Christian students and professionals to meet present market demands so that they will be able to perform their work with excellence and integrity. On August 20, 2016, CEP had its first open seminar with the theme, “Responding to Academic Challenges and Professional Demands.” We had four different sub-themes namely, “The Importance of Studying,” “Studying Techniques,” “Professional by Excellence” and “How to Deal with Failure.” Students and professionals from different church denominations and professional institutions, companies and organizations attended the seminar. One of the attendants was Mr. Onesimo Singa who is the Executive Director of Onesimo Business Network. Mr. Singa was so elated by such Christian initiative that he encouraged us to run faster with the vision. The next seminary is scheduled for November 5th with the theme, “Developing Creativity and Interpersonal Relationships”.

I also founded Mamu Coaching which seeks to empower people from all walks of life with the right understanding of who they truly are – the images of a loving God – hence bring them to the full understanding of their unlimited potential. I train them to live their lives to the full by becoming aware of the gifts God created them with and release these to the world in order to benefit others in making the world a better place. I have designed personal courses on subjects such as Purposeful Living, The Power of Choice, The Power of Personal Vision, True Identity, Healthy Relationships, Born to Reign, Manifest your Potential, The Right Approach to Failure and World Changers, not to mention others that are still under production. Furthermore, I do lectures in schools, universities and business workshops. I am now targeting private companies. My primary goal with Mamu Coaching is to help and motivate people be all God designed them to be on this side of the world. On March 19, 2016, I was a keynote speaker in a workshop organized by Success Workshop Company. I addressed an audience of 300 people from the educational, business and private sectors. My subject was “Healthy Relationships” in which I deliberated on Intra-Relationship as the most important relationship one can ever develop. This relationship must be based on Truth. I am scheduled to speak on a private High School this month. All my presentations are centered on Christ and His Word.

In October 2016, I was invited to attend a Peace Dinner Banquet organized by the Peace Island Association and the Council of Religions in Mozambique. The dinner is held annually in celebration of the Roma Cease-Fire Treaty signed by FRELIMO and REMANO on October 4, 1992 and advocates for peace and unity in Mozambique. The dinner is generally attended by key public peace advocates, influential religious leaders, noted politicians, business icons, foreign ambassadors, university professors and chancellors. The Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs, Mr. Isaque Chande, was the keynote speaker of the night.

From what I mentioned above, you can see that I am passionate about bringing Kingdom influence to the marketplace in my country and generation. I quote Prof. Clyde Rivers, Chief Chancellor of UGCSI, “Yes, we will!”

Written by Dr. Mateus Mutola - Mozambique Africa, Graduate of UGCSI and Online Instructor for UGCSI 

Edited by Dr. Christine Lan