President-elect Harrison Urges Scholarships
For Confessional Students from Abroad
In March LCMS President-elect Rev. Matthew Harrison wrote
about Archbishop Walter Obare of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Kenya. He singled out Abp Obare's leadership in Kenya and
his courageous support of the Confessional Remnant in Scandinavia
(and included a link to this website's page about the
consecration in Helsinki of a Confessional bishop for the Mission
Province in Finland).
Rev. Harrison noted that Abp Obare had done graduate studies at
Concordia Seminary St. Louis, and that this experience had
equipped and emboldened him for the tremendous and courageous
things he has accomplished in Kenya and internationally.
Then Rev. Harrison made a "modest proposal" that
LCMS provide $4 million per year to bring Confessional students
from abroad to study at the LCMS seminaries — emphasizing
the tremendous impact this would have in spreading the
He wrote, "Think of a hundred Obares A YEAR going home to
Asia, to Russia, to Eastern Europe, to India, to Indonesia, to
Madagascar, to central and South America!" And surely, he
would add Scandinavia!
Read Rev. Harrison's tribute to Abp Obare and his proposal
at his blog entry HERE