Providing scholarship support for leaders in training
Sponsor a leader in training to fulfill his dream- The story of Albert Emmanuel
I am from Taraba state in North East Nigeria. Fourth child in a family of five, I was brought up by my grandparents as a Christian and we are members of the Lutheran church of Christ Nigeria (LCCN) Sabon Pegi, Adamawa State. Born and brought up in a Christian family background in Adamawa state, I participated actively in Sunday school at the Lutheran church of Christ Nigeria Sabon Pegi, Numan and later came to Lagos state where I gave my life to Christ genuinely.
Prior to coming to WATS, I was just a young man with the ambition of becoming a politician. Though I had been sensing the call of God in my life, I gave it not much thought, until one day while in church teaching children, a man walked in and told me to follow God and that He will help me. Ever since the encounter, I became convinced of the call of God upon my life.
Thus, I came to WATS to get trained and prepare myself for the ministry ahead of me, convinced that going into the ministry without training would not be good enough for me. I have participated in Mission week convention and Chapel services, spiritual renewal week as well as devotional services both morning and evening which actually has helped my spiritual life to experience acceleration.
I come from a poor family background and could hardly pay the fees. Those who had promised to help could no longer come up with needed assistance. Without a sponsor, my ambition of becoming a missionary hung in the balance until I applied for a WATS scholarship. This turned out to be a life saver as it has helped me to remain in school and assiduously working towards my dream of becoming a missionary and a teacher of the gospel.
Through a WATS scholarship provided by a Partner; I shall be able to achieve my vision of becoming a trained missionary, bringing others into the Light.
Your donation of a Dollar ($) or Euro will go a long way in improving the lots of not just Albert but an entire community of leaders in training.
The sponsorship effect
Churches in Africa are at risk of continuous poor leadership and false teachings as well as beliefs. The risk increases as a high number of people get into ministry without adequate training. The major causes include lack of financial aid and Inadequate access to training resources.
A Better future
Church leaders who get adequate training are setting themselves up to succeed and also go back to correct the wrong doctrines in their churches in Africa and beyond. These leaders also help transform their communities, countries and the next generation.
Why Gideon 300: A focus on the individual
Our program focuses on the individuals involved. As a sponsor, you connect with the leader in training that you are sponsoring at West Africa Theological Seminary (WATS). WATS will send you constant updates on the progress of your ward. Your support not only addresses church leadership issues but also connects and enables the individual to access quality theological education. because we want a Sponsor’s connection to be real and tangible, we do not lump your funds together for a general cause. We are therefore reaching out to faithful friends like you to join in making this vision a reality.
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