2015–2017 Mission Grant: Training Teachers and Leaders, $100,000 fully paid

nullRev. Amos Bolay from Liberia

Rev. Amos Bolay, Pastor and President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, spent two years at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to complete a Master of Arts degree. He returned to his native, war-torn Liberia and served as a catalyst in helping organize a united Liberian Lutheran Church. He is currently strengthening his teaching and leading skills in Concordia’s Doctor of Ministry Program.

Rev. Charles Bameka serves as the President of the Lutheran Church of Uganda. As one of at least 15 applicants to Concordia Seminary’s graduate school, Charles prays that he will be next to have the opportunity to pursue an advanced theological degree.

Over the past five years, the number of international Lutheran graduate students at Concordia Seminary has grown from 15 to 40. The LWML Mission Grant, Training Teachers and Leaders, has $100,000 to defray tuition expenses for international students like Rev. Bolay and Rev. Bameka, and others who have been sent to Concordia Seminary from their home church bodies around the globe.

Vicki Biggs, Senior Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Concordia Seminary, writes,
“We are so grateful for this wonderful gift and pledge to use it in a most God-pleasing way to help advance the Gospel. We can’t do what we do without the help of partners such as the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.”

For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.