A Family, Personal, and Travel Update

I have just returned from a long journey that took me to a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific. I will share more on that momentarily but first, for those who are interested, I’ve got some updates on a couple of other matters. Nick Challies Memorial Scholarship You may remember that after Nick’s death we established a scholarship in his name at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—a means of honoring his legacy while also furthering his desire to see the local church strengthened in Canada. We were pleased to learn that it recently hit the milestone of $100,000 in total givings from more than 300 donors. We are so grateful to all who have donated. Of course there is far less than that actually in the fund because the scholarship is already being distributed to eligible students who intend to return to Canada to serve in ministry after completing their studies. We were recently on campus and able to meet with four of this year’s five recipients. It was a joy to get to know them. It also seems worth pointing out that we have just hired one of them to a full-time position at Grace Fellowship Church! Aileen and I continue to give to the scholarship fund and invite you to do the same. A portion of the proceeds from Seasons of Sorrows goes to it as well. (The scholarship is collected, overseen, and distributed by SBTS and we ask only to know who receives it so we can pray for them, … Continue reading A Family, Personal, and Travel Update