First Fruits Offering:
KI Scholarship Fundby Dan Stolebarger
One of the goals of KI is to be available to “everyman,” and al-though we believe our financial costs to be affordable to the majority, we do know that as we expand our membership, not only here in the United States but across international boundaries as well, some may be excluded because of costs. Now, because of the times and because of the mandate that we feel is from the Lord, we are establishing a Scholarship Fund that will exist to provide those who are in financial need membership access into the KI Commonwealth.
I would like to personally thank Emma and Ellie Sipple for their contributions to this fund. Last month at our Regional Conference in Southern California, these two little girls pre-sented their “recycling” money to Chuck and me. Unbeknownst to us, as we were leaving the Sipple household, the girls presented us with $106.00 in hard-earned money. I was so im-pressed with their generosity that I wanted to be sure that we were good stewards of their gift. Currently, I can think of no better use for this gift than to apply it as a “first fruits” offering for this proposed KI Scholarship Fund.
If you would like to contribute to the new, ongoing KI Scholar-ship Fund, please send whatever you are led to the address be-low. Please remember that if KI has been a blessing to you, take it upon yourself to invite someone new into the Institute this year. The bottom line is that as Christians we are just beggars showing other beggars where to find bread.
Now on the reverse side of this coin, if you know someone that you believe would benefit and would be an asset to the KI Commonwealth but does not have the resources to pay, please con-tact us and make a formal request for funding. On a personal note, one thing that I have seen over our last two years is that if a person does not invest something and we just “give it away,” the greater chance is that they do not finish. This is why I would recommend that those receiving assistance still invest what they can.
KOINONIA INSTITUTE KI Scholarship Fund P.O. Box D Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816