And the Scholarships Go to…

May 22, 2014
By Johnna Bain

IMG_1761-SHere is a recap of the acknowledgements made during the scholarship awards at last Sunday’s Baccalaureate service.

Women’s Ministry Scholarship

The Women’s Ministry Scholarship is in the amount of $2000 and is funded through the Children’s Consignment Sale that is hosted every spring and fall at Mt. Bethel. This award is in recognition of the recipient’s time, gifts, and service to Mt. Bethel and to the community.

This scholarship was awarded to a young woman who said in her application that she falls more and more in love with Jesus every day. The recipient, Bethany Lake, has grown up here at Mt. Bethel and participated in the Children’s, Student, Recreation, and Music ministries, as well as taken on leadership roles in the Children’s and Student’s departments. She has been an active member of her high school serving with the student government association and running cross-country. One of the aspects of this young woman that amazed us was the fact that she started a mentoring program at a local elementary school and is on the state board for the Special Olympics Equestrian Event. She has served in all of these ways, while still maintaining the highest of academic standards, being ranked 5th in her class.

She will be attending Elon University in the fall majoring in biochemistry with minors in Spanish and psychogy. She hopes to become a pediatric hematoloty-oncology doctor.

Men’s Ministry Scholarships

This year’s award of the Infinger Scholarship went to, Jordan Christian. Jordan and his brother were adopted by his parents’ cousin and his cousin’s wife in 2010. According to Jordan, Mt. Bethel welcomed them with love and prayers. Since joining Mt. Bethel, he has volunteered at VBS, Great Day of Service and has been on three mission trips and has worked at Camp Hope. It was said of Jordan, “that he has a calm demeanor, he is kind, and he has a servants heart. He has the ability to lead others.” In the fall, Jordan will be attending Young Harris College.

The second Mt. Bethel Men’s Scholarship was given to Stephen Montaque. Stephen has volunteered at VBS, Camp Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Great Day of Service, and The Garden. He is a leader. “After his father died, he started coming to Mt. Bethel where his faith and trust in God began to grow. Now as a young man he is not afraid to share his faith with others.”

Note that each scholarship is for $2,000.00 and is the result for the hard work of our Mt. Bethel men.

Music Ministry Scholarship

The Deborah V. Pierce Scholarship was awarded to Ansley Schoen.

This scholarship is presented annually to an individual who epitomizes service through music – giving back to God both time and musical gifts through the Music Ministry at Mt. Bethel.

We had several outstanding senior musicians apply for this scholarship, all of whom have contributed to this church significantly by offering their talents on a regular basis.

Ansley, the recipient of this year’s scholarship, has been a member of Mt. Bethel’s children’s and youth choirs for 14 years. She is also an active participant in Mt. Bethel’s Student Ministries and a volunteer with Camp Hope.

In her glowing recommendations, this outstanding young woman not only is praised for her artistic talents and devotion to the Music Ministry but also is described as someone who is wise and mature beyond her years and whose grace, determination, and devotion to serving others in her community and abroad provides a shining example for others.