Monday Mission, 2/16/09
One day last September, Valerie Prince of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy sent an e-mail message to Samford friends, asking for prayer for a little boy who had been scalded from the neck down. Parental abuse was in question. Candy Hughes, in our student health office, received the message and passed it along to other friends and members of her church, seeking additional prayer support. One of the couples in her church began to visit the little boy in the hospital . . . and then they initiated paperwork . . . and then they took foster parenting classes . . . and soon this precious boy will be released from the hospital to go home with his new family.
The world is better because of Valerie Prince, Candy Hughes, and faith that moves us from prayer to action.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.