Washington Adventist University (WAU) has received a grant for $25,000 from the North American Division (NAD) to support WAU’s ministry through our Religion Department.
After a trip to Argentina, members of the university felt the need to find new ways to engage in outreach, service, and evangelism. They began to pursue a grant from the NAD that would help to allow the Religion department to expand their work in the community and give students a broader chance to engage outside the bounds of the university campus.
Working with the Columbia Union Conference, WAU applied for a grant that will allow the university to “…explore creative way to advance the mission of the university as we reach out and do evangelism in the community,” says Bodgon Scur, Chair of the Religion Department. “The grant will assist in a creative integration of mission across our academic departments and sew a closer connection between WAU and Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church. This grant will enable us to prepare our students to engage in God’s mission in creative and imaginative ways.”
Provost Cheryl Kisunzu said, “We are so delighted to receive the support and advocacy of Frank Bondurant, Columbia Union Conference’s Vice President for Ministry Development. This grant is an affirmation from the NAD through Sabbath School investment funds that will enrich the WAU commitment to serve as led by our Theology Department. This is more than ever relevant and needed for our world.”