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Real property values have been rising at a time when interest rates have remained low for an extended period. Financial assets have seen market values increase also. Perhaps now is the time to consider making a gift of real estate to Africa University. You may have a vacation property or an undeveloped lot that has appreciated in value over the years. You have several options in making a gift of real estate to Africa University. You may give the entire property; give the property and receive income in return; give a portion Elaine Jenkins, of the property; or give director of planned the property and congiving. tinue living in it for the remainder of your life. To learn more about gifts of real estate, please visit the planned giving website at http://www.africau.plannedgiving. org/ or contact our Director of Planned Giving, Elaine Jenkins, Africa University Development Office, P. O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN, 37203-0007. Ms. Jenkins contacts are: 615/3407428 (telephone), 615/340-7290 (fax), ejenkins@gbhem.org (e-mail address).

Bishop Celebrates God’s Promise to Africa University In a sermon under a tent, on a rainy Sunday morning, Bishop Minerva Carcaño challenged a global gathering to look at the promise God first made 90 years ago when Bishop Joseph Crane Hartzell started telling people about his vision of a university for all of Africa. Carcaño, bishop of the CaliforniaNevada Conference and a member of the Africa University board of directors, closed a three-day celebration for the 25th anniversary of the institution. Preaching on 1 Samuel 7:12, Carcaño drew parallels between the Israelites’ fear of the Philistines that made them doubt God’s promise to be their helper and salvation and those in The United Methodist Church who doubted Africa University could be a reality.

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and again at the conference’s annual meeting for Africa University. Christopher Namilonga, president of the student representative council, thanked all those who had come to join in the celebration. “We students are humbled by seeing people come from all over the world,” he said. “It means someone cares for us beyond that mountain, beyond the continent.”

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In its first 25 years, Africa University has produced more than 7,000 graduates who are leaders in the church, government and business across the continent. “It took us a long time to trust in Africa University,” Carcaño said. She added that she dreamed of Africa University satellite campuses across the world working to alleviate suffering. Carcaño will take an offering during May

Interested in hosting an event to celebrate Africa University’s Silver Jubilee in your local church or area? Contact us at audevoffice@gbhem. org. Bring people together to share the AU story. Ask each of your event participants to give a gift of $25. Get listed on the Silver Jubilee Events Calendar and receive information resources to share with your friends.

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Acacia eNewsletter - March-April 2017 issue  

Update on institutional advancement at Africa University.

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