Stand With Students: Annual Update

2018 was another year of amazing learning and growth for our Lahash Stand With Students (SWS) participants. Thank you for your support of these hard-working young men and women in the program! 24 young people were mentored and discipled, and the majority were able to attend higher education utilizing our scholarship grants. Below is a message from our East Africa Director, Edwin Angote.


Stand With Students Program: Annual Update

Discipleship, Mentorship, and Scholarships for the Next Generation of African Leaders

Through the Stand With Students Mentorship program and now in college, I have been able to gain confidence with my leadership. I am in charge of different programs at our local church and I am really thankful for the opportunity I have to study and even be a better leader now and in the future.

- Obadiah George, SWS College Student

From the past ages to the present times, mentoring has been essential to the development of people. Through mentoring, mentees seek maturity and growth in all facets of their lives. We have seen mentors use all they have on behalf of the mentees in our SWS program. Jesus Christ modeled the same to his disciples through a mentoring relationship as he ministered with them. The Lord helped His disciples embody His whole way of life by associating with them in all aspects of His personal life and ministry. At Lahash we are committed to train and empower our scholars in all aspects of their lives. Recently during the Lahash East Africa conference, two of our scholars were able to attend and learn different aspects of leadership. With regular followup and weekly updates from each scholar, we are able to track their progress in different areas of growth and we can specifically assist and personally coach each student as needed.

SWS scholar, Sekwat Emmanuel, shared an update on his education at the Lahash Conference in Kenya.

We are excited this year to announce a new staff member on the Lahash team who will specifically be responsible for caring for and following up on each of our scholars.

The pastor Myles Munroe wrote in his book Pass It On: “The greatest act of leadership is mentoring. No matter how much you may learn, achieve, accumulate, or accomplish, if it all dies with you, then you are a generational failure.”

2 Timothy 2:2 says, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”

In Tanzania, a group of SWS scholars receive their mentorship manuals

It is our desire that all our scholars will be able to pass this knowledge on to others. Thank you for your partnership as we carry out this vital ministry and empower the next generation of Christian leaders in East Africa!

With Gratitude,
Edwin Angote, Lahash East Africa Director

Towards the end of the year, I will be through with my education in Filter Mechanics. I am hoping to find a job after that and be able to support myself and be of great help to the community. I am thankful for the opportunity and I pray for everyone who has made it possible to be where I am. God bless!

- Msafiri Mangati, Stand With Students Scholar

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