George Samuel Okoth / Th.D 2015 / From Keyna
I want to acknowledge with gratitude that for the last three years my training in GIT – Yonsei University has been a tremendous one, and after graduation I will be proceeding back to my country Kenya to apply the rich experiences I have had while away for studies. GIT has enabled me to secure a job at a university in Kenya, where I am a Principal of Bishop Okullu College – a constituent of Great Lakes University of Kisumu and also the Head of Theology Department in the university. As I jet back to Kenya, GIT has inspired me to prepare to nurture young upcoming scholars in the Christian ministry and also to be a job creator for the trained personnel across denominations in the Church in Kenya.
As I leap out of GIT to become an alumnus, I will remember our great moments with various international visiting renowned Professors at GIT with the amazing interactive session we enjoyed having with them.
Colby NH Kumwenda / Th.D 2016 / From Malawi
At GIT, I have been challenged to think globally and act locally in an attempt to deconstruct the imperial hegemony i.e. from intelligence to extelligence. GIT is a home away from home and really a global hub of Christian scholars where World Christianity and Inter-/Intra-Cultural engagements are utilized to the maximum. The diverse views during class sessions are not meant to create enmity or hatred among scholars, but rather, to strengthen our differences within the parabola of unity in diversity.
After my graduation on 31st August, 2018, I will go home to continue lecturing at the University of Livingstonia where I was before joining GIT fraternity in March, 2016.
Pau Gualnam / Th.D 2016 / From India
My ministry after my graduation will be to lead a Bible school called "Reformed Bible Insititute" as a Principal. There are lots of memorable moments (some good ones and some challenging) and out of which the most memorable moment I could recalled was my first experience of the Korean snow, on one Sunday in February 2016. I was attending a church, and during the service it was snowing outside and as the service finishes I went out of the church, and all the ground was covered with snow. It was a good sight for my eyes to see, but then the experience of cold was totally a different experience. I named that experience as "A Biting cold Sunday" because I felt it as the snow was bitting me. I had little information about this extreme Korean weather, so my preparation of bundling myself with two layers of clothes was not meeting even that minimun requirement to face this unforgiving cold weather. This experienced was one of the most memorable moments during my time in Korea.
Dong J. Thang Suan / Th.M 2015 / From Myanmar
My name is Joshua Thang Suan Dong. My time at GIT grounded me in God’s Word and gave me a firm foundation on which to stand. While at GIT, I was able to put together some of the pieces of my spiritual heritage that have connections even back to the early years. I was privileged to be brought up in a godly family, even while I was still in my mother’s womb she dedicated me to be God’s minister. Having been born in such a pastor family, I believe I have inherited a certain family legacy to serve the Lord, and this fact has influenced all my life. My theological training at GIT encouraged and pushed me to become even more devoted to the way of Jesus.
Having been through theological trainings, a vision for the kingdom of God emerged in an exciting way. When I go back to Myanmar, I will begin serving in Friends Evangelical Baptist Church as youth pastor. At the same time, I will be teaching in the Faith Biblical Academy. It has been twelve years that I have been involved in teaching ministry at FBA, where many of Christian leaders are trained to become reliable religious leaders in Myanmar, a country where Christianity is a minority. As I become mature with God’s love and guidance, I realize profoundly the necessity of commitment in serving the most high and holy God. More especially so because my country is under oppression in every way and Christian leaders must take the responsibility to take care of the broken souls. I have seen that teaching changes lives who become trained and equipped leaders of different churches. Working in God’s vineyard is the joy of my life as well as a big challenge. It is my prayer that God will use me more mightily for His glory and the extension of His Kingdom.