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It’s that time of the year when we begin thinking about how we are going to partner with our companion parishes in the Iringa Diocese to support secondary students. Many of you have met these students when you have traveled to Iringa and you know that these scholarships change lives.
I would encourage you to share stories of individual students you have met with others in your faith community. My congregation had the privilege of sponsoring several secondary students, many for their entire secondary careers. One of them was Stanley, a student with a huge smile and a healthy imagination. I still smile when I remember a letter my congregation received from him after he had completed Form VI. He wrote, “You are like the camel for a traveler in the desert. You are carrying me to a better life.”
The process for making pledges is similar to what we have done in past years:
As we look forward to another school year, those of us on the Scholarship & Education Working Group of the Iringa Committee are grateful for you and for your commitment to providing education for these students in the Iringa Diocese. Your willingness to share the abundant resources God has provided is changing lives in ways we can’t even imagine.
Rev. Lynda Thompson
Chair, Scholarship & Education Working Group