This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dr. Moses Douglas Carew, who passed away on November 9, 2012.

We will be forever grateful for the love and kindness that you have shown to us during this difficult period. We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of condolences, comforting messages, visits, food, prayers, calls and all acts of kindness shown to us as we mourn.

The love and support shown to our beloved Douglas during his life and travels by friends in the United States, Kenya, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom and many more locations will never be forgotten.

Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you.

Postal Address

Africa International University
P. O. Box 24686
Karen 00502


Well-wishers may contribute to the Douglas Carew Memorial Fund to support his passion and the organization's efforts to develop Christian leaders through Christian Leaders for Africa (CLA)

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Branch: Nairobi Business Centre

Posted by Donald Manley on November 28, 2012
Uncle Dougie has been a great friend and mentor to me since our days together as staff of Scripture Union (Sierra Leone) where his special gift of rightly handling God's Word through Bible Expositions at SU Camps and Easter (Family) Retreats was discovered and greatly appreciated. May our God of comfort walk this journey with all of us. Romans 8:31 - 39.
Posted by Hope Mutua on November 28, 2012
Dear Dr Carew
May u rest in peace. Your presence will forever be missed and remembered by kids like me who grew up in Negst.
Posted by Tina Hamilton on November 28, 2012
Just want to let you know that caring thoughts are with you in your sorrow. May the spirit of God comfort and console you and may Douglas' soul rest in perfect peace.
With Deepest Sympathy,
From The Boyle Family.
Posted by Matthew Gonkerwon on November 28, 2012
"What a friend and father we have in Jesus" We will surely miss you!
We love you but Jeuse loves you the best. Uncle Daug may your soul rest in peace with our Lord. We will meet again one day.
REST IN PEACE!!!! Karen and the kids will miss you!
Posted by Moses Njenga on November 27, 2012
Whether it was over a cup of tea or in his office or in the classroom Dr Carew lived a life of humility. His compassion for students and insight in leadership and great perseverance are qualities that each one of us must learn. His life was truly well lived.
Posted by Simon Khaemba on November 27, 2012
Dr. Carew influenced my decision to join NEGST. His humility and readiness to share at that personal level cannot be compared-for a person holding the office that Carew held. I am greatly indebted to him. The theology, simplicity, power, and reflective preaching only but left me longing for more. My prayer to God is that God's grace be multiplied toward his family, and that AIU continues.
Posted by kunle ogunkolati on November 27, 2012
Where is Dr Carew?
This question bogs the mind of every new student at the AIU. Whenever you are at the chapel for fellowship , one wonders who and where is Dr Carew. Just like Christ in the midst of the disciples was not known, except  when He stands to deliver inspired revelation as the oracle of God. 
Where is Dr Carew? This can become a research question in pastoral or anthropological
Posted by margaret kimani on November 27, 2012
It is hard to accept the loss,i have not yet come into terms that our Vice Chancellor and neighbor Dr.Carew has gone to be with the Lord.Your humility and smiles will be in our memories.My family is with you Mrs Carew,praying that the good Lord will give you peace.I remember very vividly when you and Dr.Carew visited us when i was unwell,good neighborhood.God will wipe away our tears
Posted by everlyne okech on November 26, 2012
This is a shocking reality.To mrs Carew,You are not alone.God will be with you all the time.Rest in peace Dr.Carew.
Posted by everlyne okech on November 26, 2012
This is a shocking reality.To mrs Carew,God will continue to take care of you.Rest in peace.
Posted by Samuel Kang on November 26, 2012
It was with great sadness that I heard my best friend/my brother call me from Kenya to tell me that he lost his father. After attending the funeral this past weekend and spending time with the family, it was was with great rejoicing that I was blessed in the hope everyone shared. We rejoiced that He was home. Home to be with our Lord. But, before going home he left a mighty mark on earth!
Posted by Peter Saliku Kalwale on November 26, 2012
As a fresher at NEGST I vividly remember your warming words of encouragement that "I hope we would not make you a fire that is burning wildly but effectively controlled to burn effectively in achieving good results." RIP My Beloved Brother and Mentor Dr. Carew. Sister Ayiku and children, Marble and I pray for you and hold your ministry esteem to us. Be comforted in Him, AMEN!
Posted by Peter Saliku Kalwale on November 26, 2012
As a fresher at NEGST I vividly remember your warming words of encouragement that "I hope we would not make you a fire that is burning wildly but effectively controlled to burn effectively in achieving good results." RIP My Beloved Brother and Mentor Dr. Carew. Sister Ayiku and children, Marble and I pray for you and hold your ministry esteem to us. Be comforted in Him, AMEN!
Posted by George Shakwelele on November 25, 2012
"It's not long ago when we had a re-union at the ICETE conference in Kenya. I can vividly recall you telling me, 'George, we need to talk..., how is Prisca?' We had such warm fellowship that the thought of you leaving this soon never crossed my mind. A good model of a humble, godly, servant-leader to me and Prisca; you will be greatly missed yet we hope to meet again in glory."
Posted by Kitawi Mwandaghina on November 24, 2012
The news came as a shock, we are slowly learning to accept the reality. Dr Carew you touched everyone with your humility. I was able to learn from you that one can be selfless, humble and still rise to the top; it is a rare quality. You will forever be missed until we meet again.
Posted by Samson Burgei on November 24, 2012
"Doc, we knew each other briefly, yet in that brief moment, your humility and spirit of service stood out loudly. My family and I blesses the Lord for the gift of 'you' to the body of Christ in Africa. See you in heaven brother."
Posted by Alpheus Banda on November 24, 2012
Your departure to be with the Lord, came at a time when least expected. Like a soldier in the army of the Lord, you accepted His call willingly even in the middle of your dreams. Dr Carew, I learnt a lot from your servant leadership as a member of the students' executive committee and it is through those lessons that I am now proudly leading others as a servant leader in Malawi. RIP.
Posted by DOLDIGUIM BOUNGAR on November 24, 2012
It is with a deep and profound feeling that I hear your home going my beloved and dear Dr. Carew. I burst into tears! Not only Africans will miss your kind and humble leadership, but the worldwide. Let me tell you that we shall meet one day in the happiest Kingdom of our ABBA FATHER and together, we will cerebrate our Lord. Meanwhile, rest in peace! I encourage your family behind you Sir.
Posted by Samuel Muraguri on November 23, 2012
Daktari, I still remember that day you washed the feet of a young manual worker and a young girl's feet in NEGST to demonstrate servant leadership. That picture will remain in my memory forever. Thank you Daktari.
Posted by Rev Prof Emmanuel K Larbi on November 23, 2012
Ayiku and the young ones, at this difficult and traumatic moments of your life, remember that you are not alone, and that our good Lord cares. (Please take consolatIon from: Isaiah 41: 17; 49:15. You are in our prayers. From Florence
the children & 'my dear.'
Posted by Rev Prof Emmanuel K Larbi on November 23, 2012
My brother, your departure was sudden, untimely, and without notice. How can you do this to us? This is certainly not good. However, as we lament, I can imagine you beholding the face of the Father smiling and saying, 'Father, they don't understand.' Yes, we don't understand but He does. This is our consolation. Brother, RIP. You will be forever remembered. From the Larbi's. GHANA.
Posted by Agatha Thimba on November 23, 2012
As we mourn Dr. Carew, I take comfort in Psalms 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”. May the God of compassion, comfort Ayiku, the children and the entire family
Posted by Peter Atoyebi on November 23, 2012
My wife and I had been to six universities and tertiary insitutions before we came to NEGST. In each we saw the Vice-Chancellors ONLY at Matriculation and Graduation ceremonies. We got our paradigm shift on leadership humility when we met Dr. Carew-an unidentifiable V.C.among lowly students! REST ON TILL WE MEET IN THE NEW JERUSALEM CITY.
Posted by Pinto Kali on November 22, 2012
Dear Mrs. Carew and family, to me Dr. Carew was a faithful servant of God, diligent and passionate about raising leaders within and outside the church to be a blessing to Africa and beyond. I'll miss his love for worship thro' music, his readiness to encourage, his humility and his joyful spirit. We mourn because we love. Matthew 5:4.
Posted by Nathan Joshua on November 22, 2012
On behalf of my wife, children & myself: Plant goodness even on a rock and it will thrive and bear succulent fruits to benefit all forever. Dr. M. D. Carew's constant planting of good will survive forever. I will always remember his sincere kindness and generosity to me and my family. We are praying for you Ayiku, the children, and the entire family. May God's comfort be with you all!
Posted by Selina Ade-Williams on November 22, 2012
I thank God for his life and pray that the Good Lord will see his family through this loss and that his soul will rest in perfect peace
Posted by Elfrida Wilson on November 22, 2012
To: Ayiku and Family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the entire Carew family. Only the heart knows the sorrow of parting. Dr. Carew is safe in the arms of the Almighty God. He is free and at rest. Sleep my brother, sleep and take your rest. He was a man of God. R.I.P.
Posted by Francis Paul Faithful Sam... on November 22, 2012
With all sincerity, I and my orphaned sisters and brothers here in Bo City, Sierra Leone will ever miss you, Dr. Moses Douglas Carew - we used to call you "NGOR MO". You were a real father to us and took care of both our spiritual and physical needs during Scripture Union old days in the mid 80s. May God comfort & uphold Sis. Ayiku and children in Jesus' name. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by George Huttar on November 22, 2012
My teacher, squash partner, fellow singer of great hymns, humble and faithful servant leader, example! Mary and I grieve for ourselves, and for your family, comforted to know that God is good - all the time! Ayiku, may you and your sons and daughter know His peace and strength and wisdom and joy in abundance!
Posted by Prince Tucker on November 21, 2012
Our condolences to Aiyku, the children and the carew family. Stobi, my brother, I will always remember you as a worthy example of an Ambassador for Christ. Our ties from Goree street, POW and FBC impacted me so much. Thank you! Sleep now and take your rest. We shall meet around that great throne. RIP
Prince (Osa) and Saramba
Posted by Nerissa Carew on November 21, 2012
To Ayiku, Rola and the entire family:
Please accept our sincere & deepest sympathy for your loss. Be assured that God has intervened and taken Douglas from labor to rest. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
~Bola & Nerissa Carew
Posted by Praying4 Africa on November 21, 2012
We join with others to say thank You to God for your life. We didn't have the opportunity to meet with you in person but one day we shall meet you at the feet of Jesus. Thank you for the vision that you had for the continent of Africa to raise people who will preach the gospel and go every where carrying the message of hope and peace. May the Lord Jesus give peace and support to the family
Posted by Peter Kinyanjui on November 20, 2012
As a student at AIU, Dr. Carew was my live sermon on servant leadership. He changed my perspective on Christian leadership for ever. Daktari, though gone, your work remains. I take pride in being your disciple, in demonstrated servant leadership. You remain my true human example (and hero) in service to the body of Christ. RIP
To his family, may the God of all comfort tend you.
Posted by Clene Nyiramahoro on November 20, 2012
It is still hard to believe that Dr. Carew is gone, yet it is real. Most of us are wondering why so soon. But the Maker knows better that indeed this was His time. Yes, Dr. Carew is missed as a teacher, a friend, a father, a husband,...To Ayiku and the children, may our Lord Jesus Christ get closer to you more than ever before in these difficult times.
Posted by Antonin AZOTI on November 20, 2012
The shock of your sudden passing away is hard to take in. I still can not believe Dr Carew is gone. My family deeply share the pain of the very beloved Carew family. Dr Carew is a man who could always be trusted to go the extra mile to respond to need of others. Our prayers are with you Seneya and with your family.
Posted by Maggie Gitau on November 20, 2012
I don’t understand the loss of a life so loved and loved so much, received so much, gave so much, had so much to give still.But your works will live on through everyone you have touched. I know you are now sitting on a couch with Jesus, having the gentlest chat ever. Ps, while you walk about the streets of gold, say hello to my mom for whom you prayed with me earlier this year
Posted by Peter Kariuki on November 20, 2012
Shocking news! Dr. Carew truly exemplified a passion for AIU as an institution, the students and the mission of God. He was an outstanding spokesman/diplomat for all the above. An exemplar of a determined, hardworking, focused steward capped as a humble missionary scholar with whom we were blessed to be under His ministry. Strength to the family...God knows it all
Posted by Ahimidiwe Mahali on November 20, 2012
"Your endless smile with its implication will not go away from the eyes of many who knew you DEAR." May our God almighty comfort Mrs. Carew and the children and all who have known this Man of God. "... the LORD gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!
Posted by Feli Katho on November 20, 2012
Dr Carew, I don't have words to express my feelings and thoughts as I'm remembering your words and recommendations to me, especially when washing my hands on the banquet evening 2005...May God gives me grace to hold to it. Dear father, it was a blessing to meet you, to know you, to see you living and ministering, to learn from you and to share time together. RIP, we'll meet again very so
Posted by peter mathenge on November 20, 2012
Dr Carew- You are a winner!, You inspired your generation before expiring from this world. you left a legacy by passing the baton of leadership and faith to us. Good night Dad, see you in that GREAT morning. May the peace of God that passes all understanding keep, mama and the entire family.
Posted by Rachel Muhorakeye on November 20, 2012
Dear Mrs Carew and Children, we still shoched to hear the death of our dear brother and freind! I will never forget his humility and kindness! My prayer is that God's grace be with you in order to accept His will. With prayers. Rachel, Dismas and children
Posted by lawrence jah on November 20, 2012
"Dr Carew, commonly called by my family as "uncle Dugie", the sudden news of your 'eternal home rest' seems to me like a dream but indeed a reality which is humanly difficult to comprehend. Your visionary and servant leadership coupled with your selfless devotion to the vision of AIU will ever remain as a 'memorial' in the minds of all and sundry".
Posted by Moses Mlenga on November 20, 2012
Mrs. Carew, I am failing to find words of comfort in difficult moments like these. May He who defeated the sting of death comfort and encourage you and your family. Because He lives, we are confident of facing tomorrow. Be strong because God is still in control. You were and will ever remain a model couple to Joyce and I. We are praying for you.
Posted by Ouattara Nambalapan Matth... on November 20, 2012
Dear Dr. Carew, I was shocked and greatly saddened by the news of your sudden transition to the heavenly glory. My condolences to the VCs family. Your life of humility and concern for people has greatly touched me since I have come to know you during these past two years. GREAT MEN OF GOD SLEEP IN THE LORD
Posted by Mary Ogalo on November 19, 2012
The Lord will never leave you alone Ayiku, Seneiya and the Carew sons. He will carry you through this life.
May the words of this song encourage you hearts at this sad moment. I still can't imagine i will not hear or see Dr. Carew again on this side...
Posted by monicah kariuki on November 19, 2012
Dear Mrs. carew
It is hard to believe that your dear husband is no longer with us. we trust that he is with the lord as the Bible promises.I remember three weeks ago , when we were coming from our Saturday class , met at the parking and send him greeting to you,he was keen to know us and promised to pass our regards .He was such a friend to all.
Posted by Priscilla Adoyo on November 19, 2012
Frm DKasali and family. Dear Doug I was privileged to receive the baton from grt men of God who served as VC before you and me. Uncle T Wilmot, Dr Adeyemo, Dr.Taylor-Pierce & Prof Ngewa. When time came I was privileged to pass it on to you, a friend, colleague and another grt man of God.You served with dedication & died on the battlefield. How glorious 4U to see our Master face to face!
Posted by Harriet Kirabo on November 19, 2012
Dear ones, it's really very difficult to explain this! Death will always be a stranger, wicked monster! and yet part of life. However, some losses are too big to ever be replaced! I consider the death of Dr. Carew to be a very big loss! But God is Alive! He alone can answer our many questions. Dr. Carew's family(mama and children), AIU family and friends please look to the Almighty God!!!
Posted by Soja Bewarang on November 19, 2012
On behalf of the Church of Christ in Nigeria and Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship
We received with very rude shock the peaceful passing on to glory of a very dedicated servant of the Lord. We join thousands of Christians and indeed many who have known him outside the christian circle to pray that may the Lord comfort the family in the words of Psalm 116:15
Posted by Fortuna TIOYE on November 19, 2012
"Dr Carew, your sudden departure like the Rapture is... so shocking.
Samy sent me a text message from AIU.
We will forever missed your heart to Christian leadership, your wisdom in scholarship and your character to spirituality...
The Lord will always be there for our dear Mama Carew & to the lovely children! Shalom.
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Posted by Flo Kagwamba on November 9, 2020
We continue to miss you and your leadership. Your wise counsel is still very much needed. Continue to rest in peace. 
Posted by Francis Paul Faithful Sam... on November 13, 2019
"Ngor Mo", as we commonly called you, We forever miss you. If the Samou Family (I and my younger sisters - Looliah & Ngandie), who went through Pa Loko Children's Orphanage, are what we are today in the Lord and in every sense of our being on Earth, you played a never-to-be-forgotten role.

May God comfort your Wife and Children and us all in Jesus Name. Sincere memories of you are ever ours. Rest forever in Peace in Jesus till we meet again.

By Francis Paul Faithful Samou & Family in Bo & Freetown.
Posted by Ithe NjokinaNduta on December 8, 2018
When I think of an ideal leader to emulate, your image as a Christian leader comes to mind. You truly left a mark in my life. This week I have been reflecting about my leadership, I have a lot to learn from the short interaction that I had with you while serving at AIU. Soon we shall join you to be with Christ forever. Meanwhile, I continue growing in my leadership everyday as I pick lessons from your leadership.
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I Learned You Were Humble

Shared by Wole Adegbile on July 18, 2014

So painful I never had a physical contact with him before he went home. Nevertheless, the knowledge of his lifetime makes an impression on me I will ever live to appreciate. I only set out to write a biography of a Christian worker in Africa as a project, being a pastor in training at AIU. I just chose to write about him only because I must pass my exam. Writing about Dr. Carew was more than an academic project, it was an unforgettable encounter. A critical study of his life is much more than what I would have learned while receiving a lecture in the classroom. Dr. Carew, I admire your lifestyle. I covet the grace upon your life.

I learned about your humility which reminded people and gave a practical demonstration of how Christ lived when He physically came to the world. In many occasions you were mistaken for a student within the campus of NEGST/AIU even though you were the Vice Chancellor. I’m so glad you were proud to keep the company of lowly people and was identified with your subordinates. I wondered why you would not only give a second chance, but much more than a second chance, when people failed you in one regard or the other. But I stopped wondering, having known you had chosen to follow the foot step of your Master.

Your mind was not a tape recorder, yet people’s names and birthdays were indelibly stuck to it despite many things you had to think about. This evidenced your love and care for people! I learned how much you could stoop so low in getting up the ones lying low. Helping people is your delight. Making them happy is a priority. It was never a big deal for you to give up all you’d got in order to achieve a goal that would benefit mankind.

You were a man who kept his words. I remember your son, Oluniyi, told me you had an opportunity to stay back in the US after your doctoral award, but you gritted your teeth and made your way back to Africa in order to fulfill your condition of scholarship. Your home country (Sierra Leone) wasn’t at peace when you finished this program; that could be enough reason for you not to return to Africa to fulfill your calling. You didn’t give room for excuse but by all means you found your base in Africa your fatherland.

Keep on resting on the bosom of the Savior. You played your own role well and were found successful. I believe by the time you returned home, the Savior would stand astride with His arms open wide. His face would be decorated with a big smile as He hugged you so tightly and cooed into your ears: “Well done my son. I have prepared a place for you. Welcome into your eternal joy.”

Tribute in Memory of Dr. Moses Douglas Carew

Shared by Foday-Khabenje Aiah on December 4, 2012

Esse quam vederi
(rather to be than to seem) is the maxim of a famous Secondary School in Freetown, The Albert Academy, of which Bro. Douggie, as Dr. Carew was fondly known, was a very distinguished alumnus. It was here young men and girls (at the A ‘levels) were prepared for life’s journey.

Douggie’s live epitomized our school motor. He lived a life of humility with no pretentiousness. He was what he was, a deeply relational person and an excellent communicator. He was not just a good speaker but his words were gracious and full of wit and wisdom, even more soothing when he sang. Uniquely equipped for teaching; long before his theological studies he was already recognized as one of the best bible expositors in Sierra Leone. His entire working life was spent primarily as a teacher, whether this was secondary school science curriculum, basic discipleship program, preaching or teaching Hebrew or theology at the highest level of scholarship.

The scores of tributes that continue to pour in on the memorial website, managed by his daughter Seneiyah, are testimony to the fine life Douggie lived.

However, Douggie’s life was one of paradox but happily one not inconsistent with the life of our Master and Lord. This is dubbed ‘the tumbling down effect’ by theologians. The self-empting of Christ (Phil.2:7). Christ emptied Himself first to birth, then to death. Christ, though God, chose to hide His Deity in humanity- He hid his majesty in humanity.

By His coming in the flesh (his humanity) - birth, death and resurrection he withheld His divine powers. He wasn’t denied this nor forced to do so but instead He chose to do so. He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped (Phil. 2:6). Christ was rejected by the very people he came to save.

Dr. Carew, mindful of the master’s call could identify with Saint Paul to have considered loss whatever was to his profit for the sake of know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his attain the resurrection from death (Phil. 3).

Douglas had his bit of humiliation even when he gave his all to a people he gave his live and all. How I wished he smelled the flowers that are now being placed on his grave. Like his master in a borrowed tomb we lay the remains of our dear brother on a borrowed land.

Praise the Lord! Death and the grave do not have the last say. It is in His humiliation that Christ is exalted to glory and at the right hand of God (Phi 2:9-11). I have no doubt that our brother has been exalted to the high place with our Lord in glory. The most honour we can give him is follow his good example of giving our lives to the Lord Jesus, faithfully walk with the Lord in this world into eternity, where Douggie has joined the saints who preceded him, especially those from our own community notably, Byang Kato and Tokumboh Adeyemo.  They all now have their well deserved rest in heaven where all sisters and brothers in the Lord are sure to catch up with them sooner or later.


Jabulani Africa Lyrics

Shared by Pinto Kali on December 3, 2012

Jesus, life and hope to heal our land

Saviour, reaching out with your mighty hand!


Sing for joy, O Africa!

The Lord your God is risen upon you!

Sing for joy, O Africa!

The Lord your God is risen upon you now!


Jabulani! Jabulani, Africa! (Echo) (x4)


Jesus, river of life to our thirsty land

Saviour, meeting our needs with your mighty hand!


Sing for joy, O Africa!

The Lord your God is risen upon you!

Sing for joy, O Africa!

The Lord your God is risen upon you now!


Jabulani! Jabulani, Africa! (Echo) (x4)


Sing for joy, O Africa!

The Lord your God is risen upon you!

Sing for joy, O Africa!

The Lord your God is risen upon you now!


Jabulani! Jabulani, Africa! (Echo) (x4)


© Lionel Petersen – Rejoice Africa (by Integrity Hosanna Music)