When you support Global Scholars, you equip future leaders who will influence their countries for the gospel. Leaders who are salt and light make a dramatic difference in the direction of society. I was thinking today about one specific professor who demonstrates the power of this outreach strategy.
David was a young man from West Africa working towards his Ph.D. in geology when he connected with the Society of Christian Scholars. As he was finishing his doctorate, he received training and mentorship that you helped to provide. Through that equipping, he learned about integrating faith and the life of the mind. He gained a deeper understanding of how a career in academia could advance God’s kingdom. He received research grants that helped him complete his Ph.D.
Now David is a professor of geology at a university in West Africa. Not only that, but he is one of the most respected geologists in the country. Mining is one of this country’s most important industries, so David will have opportunities to consult with businesses, speak to the media, and shape public policy. David is deeply committed to stewarding his professional opportunities to make Christ known, something you helped him understand more deeply during his Ph.D. program.
David is also committed to giving back through the Society of Christian Scholars. He serves on the grant evaluation committee and wants to see other emerging scholars benefit from the equipping that he received.
This is just one example of how you are influencing leaders around the world. In the 2022-2023 academic year, you helped to equip 1,159 professors through Global Scholars. That’s 1,159 Christian academics who, like David, are seeking to be salt and light.
Thank you so much for investing in lasting change. I am grateful for you!
For Christ and the university,
The italicized name has been changed to protect privacy.
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