International (HCJB/MNN) — Two college students are benefiting from far-sighted thinkers.
A year ago, Moody Radio partnered with Trans World Radio and HCJB Global for the Global Partners Project. The goal was to raise funds for radio equipment in Guam and West Africa, as well as money for two four-year scholarships to Moody Bible Institute.
The idea behind the Moody’s Global Leaders Scholarship Program was to educate two next generation radio professionals from countries where both organizations serve. Training radio professionals creates the potential for effective radio ministry after receiving a quality Bible education from MBI.
The scholarship recipients have just begun their studies, but both dream of returning to their home countries to share the hope of Christ using radio as a medium.
In addition to studying at MBI, each recipient will train under Moody Radio. The students will spend 15-20 hours per week during the school year at Moody Radio and work full-time during the summer break.
One of the students, Lebo Pooe, is a freshman communications major who fell in love with radio growing up in South Africa.
“I understood the power of the microphone,” she said. “I had fallen in love with broadcasting. I wanted to use radio as a platform to encourage other young people in my township.”
Pooe began to work for TWR in Johannesburg as the on-air personality for TWR-Africa. Attending Moody was always a dream.
“Here I am…about to start the greatest journey of my life,” she said. “In my own capacity, in my own abilities, I could have never [studied at Moody]. Because Jesus is who He is, because He is the God of second chances, because His grace is more than anything else, here I am sharing what He has done and
how He’s protected me, and He’s been so gracious toward me.”
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