By supporting the next generation of Christian leaders in their own country during their studies, the local church is assured of a steady flow of pastors, evangelists and church planters.
There are many passionate and motivated young people in Asia-Pacific, who are burning with the desire to see change in their countries. The key is education, but the obstacle is poverty. At our Partner Schools, students are required to pay local study fees, but the cost between what is affordable for them and the actual cost of tertiary study is quite large. Not because the courses are unreasonably priced (by New Zealand standards they are inexpensive), but because most people can barely put food on their table, and because there is no such thing as a student loan.
We subsidise the difference. We bridge the gap between poverty and provision; calling and confidence.
Because we believe in an emerging generation of Christian leaders whose lives demonstrate vision, integrity and competence, we offer in-country contributions of up to 85% of the true cost of the students’ training, which is put towards the operating expenses at each Partner School. The sponsorships we give make a major contribution to the needs of the whole Partner School. The students we support are selected for their humility, integrity and servant-hearted leadership; men and women who preach and teach the redeeming love of Jesus. Our sponsored students minister to widows and orphans, seek justice for their communities and become leaders in their nations.