The academic year has come to a close, and we were thrilled to encourage and equip 124 missional Christian professors in 42 nations this year (182% growth over the past six years–see growth chart below)! Each professor is personally involved in the lives of approximately 200 students (through their classes, having students into their homes, Bible studies and other contexts).
Dave has been teaching with Global Scholars in a post-Christian European country for the past seven years. He teaches in a leading arts institute, which draws students from many Eastern and Western European countries. His vision is to influence students to think “Christianly” about how the arts can gesture toward and communicate biblical truths in their cultures.
Today, throughout the United States, believers gather in schools, offices, churches and homes to pray together. We are thankful for the freedom to meet in this way, for we remember that our brothers and sisters in other countries cannot gather publicly. Please pray with us as we serve God for the advancement of His kingdom.
This month I have been struck by the daily challenges experienced by so many Global Scholars professors throughout the world, in particular those in countries closed to Christianity. I recently connected by email with “Pam,” a Global Scholars professor in a closed African nation.
Many years ago in a small village in Zambia a young man, Tembo, set out on a journey. He moved to Uganda to follow his dream and attain his Ph.D. Tembo studied and worked very hard during this time in his life. At the same time, he began to ask questions and develop a relationship with his Global Scholars professor, who discipled him as a follower of Christ.
According to recent reports, Hurricane Matthew has left 572 dead in Haiti as well as leaving much of the country under knee deep, or higher, waters. The entire southern peninsula is cut off from the rest of Haiti due to a major bridge being washed out. Citizens of the nation are trapped in their neighborhoods, many homes are in ruins and food and water are expected to run out soon.