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Verena started serving with AIM in 2009, when she went on assignment in South Sudan as a theological educator. After finishing her assignment she returned to Germany to study for a Doctorate in Theology, and then went to Portugal for a year of language learning before starting her new assignment in Mozambique in September 2015.
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After a few months of orientation, Verena started teaching theology at the Colégio Teológico de Pemba in March 2016. The College is an interdenominational Bible school seeking to train Christian church workers.
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Verena moved to Pemba, Mozambique in September 2015. After an initial orientation period, she will start teaching theology in March 2016 at the Colégio Teológico de Pemba.
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Latest prayer points
- 6 October 2017
“I began my PhD studies in June 2011 and am now officially allowed to call myself Dr Schafroth since the 30th of September…I will be able to use much of what I learnt in my new role as the academic dean of the school: from training national theological educators to contextualised curriculum design and bible school development in general. I really look forward to this new challenge and feel humbled that God would entrust me with this task. Thank you to all who have prayed for me in the past and cheered me on – I couldn’t have done it without you!”
- 7 July 2017
From August 2017, Verena will be based in Lichinga (north-west Mozambique), to help establish a new bible school there from 2018 onwards. She writes: “I will be teaching an intensive course on the gospel of John in Mueda -a few hours north of Pemba. (This happens 2nd – 8th July). Please pray for travel mercies, good relationship building with the students, and strength for the week. The move to Lichinga is now becoming more tangible and I have already started packing. It is supposed to happen during the first week of August. Please pray for strength for these last few weeks – that I can still concentrate on my teaching while also packing up my house. Please pray that I can finish well in Pemba and for strength to navigate all the logistics of my move to Lichinga.”
- 19 May 2017
“I will be moving to Lichinga in August to help establish a new Bible school there from 2018 onwards. With this already in mind, I participated in a workshop on ‘transformational curriculum design for Bible schools’ in Nairobi… I sat together with 40 other participants from various Bible schools in Africa and reflected on [the challenges of teaching in a way that is contextually relevant, Spirit-filled and understandable]. We all came to the conclusion that being contextual means being close to the local church and involving them in the plans of the school. Putting this into praxis now means that we will be creating a survey in Lichinga, which will be given to the church leaders to find out what their teaching needs are, where they are struggling, and how we can best serve them in a Bible school.” Please pray that this survey will be effective in helping Lichinga Bible school serve its students well and train them well for their ministry.