FHU Challenge 2020 Jeffrey Jinkerson Memorial Scholarship

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FHU Challenge 2020 Jeffrey Jinkerson Memorial Scholarship
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FHU Family--you’ve been issued a bigger and bolder challenge! Today, when you and 749 others make a gift during FHU Challenge 2020, anonymous donors will make a $150,000 gift to benefit FHU students. 

As one of the projects participating in the FHU Challenge, we, as Jeffrey’s friends and classmates are raising money for the Jeffrey Jinkerson Memorial Scholarship. As a freshman in 2010 Jeffrey Jinkerson came to FHU with the desire to receive an education that would equip him to pursue two goals: a career in Engineering and a life in Missions. 

Jeffrey had a tremendous heart for people and for God and he carried himself with an enormous passion and integrity that made a strong impression on everyone around him. He loved his friends, his social club GTO, and was nominated for Mr. FHU in his senior year, before graduating and heading for Mississippi State University to complete his degree in Engineering. 

Jeffrey received that degree weeks before the car accident that took his young life in December 2015, and along with our grief for the loss of a great friend we also felt a tremendous void for the work he intended to devote his life toward. You see, Jeffrey wanted to make a living with Engineering, but he had already made a life of spreading the gospel, and it was his intention to devote years to the mission field, leading others toward a future of purpose and passion for Christ.

On that day in December 2015 those who loved Jeffrey received a terrible phone call and a tremendous life calling. We knew that it would be our honor and privilege to fill the void he left for us and continue on with the work he started, which his Savior started before him.

The Jeffrey Jinkerson Memorial Scholarship is the first, and currently the only scholarship at FHU designated solely for students pursuing a degree in Missions. With this education students are equipped with Bible knowledge, evangelism tactics, and other courses designed to facilitate growth and understanding that will equip generations of believers to lead people to Christ. This is an endowed scholarship, so it will never run out. It will last the lifetime of the university, and will only grow to provide more meaningful financial aid to future missionaries for generations to come.

For this year's FHU Day of Giving we're challenging 50 people to make a donation to the Jeffrey Jinkerson Memorial Scholarship. Whether you knew Jeffrey personally, you have a connection to the Missions Department at FHU, or you just want to 'pay it forward' in a way that will advance the Gospel for years to come, we hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and join with us as we honor a great friend and his even greater God.

As Jeffrey would tell you- "Today is a great day!" God bless you.



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2020 1$25
2018 1$100
2017 3$16
2015 3$160
2014 10$310
2013 3$175
2012 2$150
2010 1$15
2009 2$35
2008 2$45
2004 1$15
2000 1$50
1996 1$25

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