Rev. Matt Harrison and Archbishop Walter Obare

Rev. Matthew Harrison visits Bishop Walter Obare in Kenya in 2003

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 Gospel.

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

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