There are many great institutions of higher education, but there is only one Samford University. Here, a dedicated faculty and energetic students join to create a community of learning and faith like no other. The beauty of Samford’s campus is virtually matchless, but it pales in comparison to the quality of our people. From the classrooms and laboratories to the artistic stages and athletic venues, the minds and souls of Samford people make the real difference. Samford people bring the best, they are demanding and compassionate, they know the importance of engaging the world with a faith that calls them to serve. Each Monday, I share one of their incredible stories to illustrate how our people impact the world.

Monday Mission, March 18, 2019

At 12 Ashburn Gardens in South Kensington, London, dawn broke about six hours ago.

The property is known to us as Daniel House, and last night marked the first time that it has been inhabited by Samford students and faculty since an extensive renovation began last year.  Construction is ongoing, so access to portions of the house will be restricted for a few additional weeks, but the guests are now inside, safe and sound.  My thanks turn this morning to the hundreds of people who have made gifts to support the project, to the London-based staff who support the operations there, to our architects and contractor in London, and especially to Lauren Doss, Nancy Biggio and Jeff Poleshek, who labored long last week to prepare the house.  They’re headed home today.

The world is better because of the life-changing experiences that have occurred—and will occur—at the Daniel House.