New Gospel Fellowship Association Scholarship
At a special meeting on Friday, May 8, BJU Seminary awarded the inaugural Gospel Fellowship Association Great Commission Scholarship to WooJoo (Moses) Kim. The scholarship citation reads as follows:
$2,500 placed by Gospel Fellowship Association Missions on the account of a BJU Seminary student who plans to devote himself or herself to international gospel ministry and who demonstrates exemplary commitment to making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ among the nations. Given in memory of Dr. John and Mrs. Bettie Dreisbach, who for over fifty years served in medical missions in Africa and in promoting the Great Commission through local churches, BJU, and GFA.
This scholarship was created as an investment in BJU Seminary’s ministry of preparing students to proclaim Christ and plant churches around the world. At the presentation Dr. Neal Cushman, associate dean, expressed appreciation for the leadership role GFA has played in worldwide missions and for its long gospel partnership with BJU Seminary.
Recipient Moses Kim is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Global Missions and serves as a graduate assistant in BJU’s Center for Global Opportunities. This testimony from Moses conveys his heart for the Lord and for the ministry:
I am originally from South Korea, but I grew up in Laos. My freshman year at BJU was my first time in the U.S. When I became a senior the question I had was, “What is the best step I could take to get to know God better?” I concluded that, at least for me, going to seminary was the answer. It has been four years since then, and God has taught me many things. I do not know where He will lead me in the future, but there is one thing I desire to do. There are many who are so hungry and thirsty for God’s Word, but they do not have a place to go learn more about our God. My conviction echoes Robert Murray M’Cheyne, a Scottish minister from the nineteenth century: “The greatest need of my people is my personal holiness.” No one needs Moses Kim, but everyone needs Christ. “He must increase, but I must decrease” (Jn 3:30). I pray that God will make me more like Christ, for the sake of His Name, so that I may meet the greatest need of others.
Moses represents many other Seminary students who are pursuing Christ and the Great Commission. This year two other students received awards. Josh Till received the Holding Forth the Word of Life Scholarship sponsored by Colonial Hills Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. Jack Ramler was recognized for earning the highest GPA in the Master of Arts programs.