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Reformed Theological Seminary, Church of the Nazarene, Mission Eurasia, Samaritan’s Purse, Send Relief, and Christian Women in Media

The Charlotte campus of the Reformed Theological Seminary launched a new scholarship sponsored by the Alpern family and Joe Gibbs Racing. RTS-Charlotte will award the Bridge Scholarship, which will cover 75% of tuition, to one African American student beginning in fall 2022. The deadline to apply is April 1. RTS boasts eight campuses across seven states, claimed more than $26.7 million in revenue in 2020, and scores a 90% donor confidence rating on the MinistryWatch database.

The Board of General Superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene released its 2022 Annual Report during the 98th session of the General Board, which continues through Monday, Feb. 28.

Mission Eurasia has called on churches globally to pray for Ukraine in the wake of the Russian military invasion, and is mobilizing a large-scale emergency humanitarian response to those affected, including the provision of 10,000 food packages. Mission Eurasia, with headquarters in Ukraine, has a 95% donor confidence rating on the MinistryWatch database, and reported more than $4.97 million in revenue in 2020.

Samaritan’s Purse deployed disaster response teams to Poland and Romania last week to assess critical needs in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine. It is also preparing an Emergency Field Hospital for shipment overseas, in the event it is needed. Samaritan’s Purse claimed more than $898 million in revenue in 2020, and scores an 80% donor confidence rating on the MinistryWatch database, as well as 2 (out of 5) stars and an “A” transparency grade.

Churches partnered with Send Relief in Ukraine and Poland are providing food and other care for Ukrainian families uprooted by war. Send Relief is a collaboration between the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, and has a “C” transparency grade on the MinistryWatch database.

Marli Spieker has accepted the post of global director for Heart of Mercy Mission, the humanitarian arm of Christian Women in Media (CWIMA). Prior to that, Spieker was global ministry director for Trans World Radio.

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Christina Darnell

Christina Darnell is a freelance writer who has contributed to WORLD, The Charlotte Observer, and other publications.