On Thursday the 17th of November, the college community gathered to say goodbye to Kees and Cindy Bootsma. Kees and Cindy who were Mission Partners sent out by CMS Australia joined the college last September. They had previously worked for 5 years in the Diocese of Tabora before moving over to St Philips. At St Philips Kees taught Old Testament and New Testament, while he also helped a lot with the library and the college computers. Cindy was involved in teaching the wives course and English. The event which was marked by singing, prayer, bible reading, speeches and a community meal, was a mixture of both joy and sadness. Kees and Cindy hope to return and settle in Australia. They will both be missed. St Philips community on behalf of the churches it represents want to thank Kees and Cindy and CMS Australia for this partnership in the gospel through the services and support they have offered, and wish them a good and blessed future, while hoping to extend our partnership.