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One for the Books: Dream Run 2019

One for the Books: Dream Run 2019

by Frank Brazell

Last Saturday dawned as a perfect Fall morning for the participants of the Fourth Annual GCD Dream Run: Cool but not cold, with a light breeze. Coming on the heels of last year’s event, which had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence, the conditions made for a great turnout. This event broke every measurable record for success; more participants, more partners and affiliates, and more sponsors. Perhaps most importantly, this year will break another record: More dreams fulfilled.

This event, a collaboration between Grace College of Divinity and the Fayetteville Dream Center, exists to raise funds and community awareness, not just heart rates. More information about both of these non-profit organizations, and how the GCD Dream Run makes a difference, can be found in our post from last week.

A special thanks to everyone who participated in this event. Whether you were a participant, a sponsor, or a Downtown Partner, your contribution added to a bigger dream, and will continue to have an impact long after race day.

 

Dawn Galloway Scholarship

Grace College of Divinity offers the Dawn Galloway Scholarship which is for students interested in leadership development.

Terrance James Scholarship

 

Terrance James Scholarship

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     Terrance James was an inspirational young man from Guyana. He grew up without a main father figure in his life, which led to him being involved with the wrong people. In his late teens he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He became passionate about God and sharing the gospel so he joined a Bible College in Brazil called Cetram. This school takes students selected from their village to train them as leaders. They learn the Word of God through stories and a trade to support themselves. Then they are returned to their village to share the Word of God. At this school Dr. Crowther, the current president of Grace College of Divinity, became a mentor for him. He hoped to go out and share the gospel with others.

     His dream was that people who grew up with a difficult childhood or were parentless would find hope and joy in the love of Christ. His life had been filled with struggles and darkness and he strived to give others the peace and hope that God gave him. In 2013 Terrance went to a rodeo on Easter weekend and there he was killed by gang members of the area. Terrance James was an inspiration to everyone. He was hardly ever seen angry and always walked with a smile. Terrance James had the uncanny ability to make friends with everyone he met no matter where they were from. People who met him felt a sense of joy outpouring from him.

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“Everyone who talked to him knew he had a smile, a dance in his step, and served others. Other people mattered to him. He is remembered through the joy and dance in his heart.”- Alan Winter


A memorial scholarship was set up in his memory from GCD with Centram to help young people who grew up without a father figure and have a passion for Christ.

 

 

Anna Beauchamp Memorial Scholarship

 

Anna Beauchamp Memorial Scholarship

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The Anna Beauchamp Memorial Scholarship, or the Temporary Scholarship, gets its name from the scripture 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV), “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Anna Beauchamp was a kind and inspiring woman of God.  She made people smile wherever she went. She was very creative and loved making crafts.  Anna loved everything nerdy, especially the T.V. show Doctor Who.  She had an amazing affinity to get along with all different kinds of people.

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While in the internship program Anna developed a strong faith in God of her own.  She had a heart to serve others and always put people first.  In January 2013 Anna tragically passed away in a car accident, and this fund was established in August 2013 in her honor.  Anna was in the first graduating class of the Experience Internship at Grace College of Divinity, afterwards she began to pursue her Bachelor of Divinity.  Many of later Experience interns have been impacted by Anna through the Temporary Scholarship.  This scholarship awards up to $750 per semester, per recipient, as determined by the decision of the GCD Scholarship Team.  This scholarship was set up so other students may have the life changing opportunity that Anna had in her time at GCD and the Internship.