Briercrest pays airfare for new grad to head overseas

Posted: November 1, 2010

By Amy Robertson


Chalmers family. Submitted photo.

hanks to Briercrest College and Seminary’s mission trust fund, relocation expenses for the Chalmers family’s upcoming move to Kenya just got a little easier. Jon and Amie Chalmers and their three young children will leave for Mumbasa, Kenya, in a few weeks so that Jon, who graduated in April from Briercrest College and Seminary with an MA in Leadership, can teach at a Bible college there.

Dr. Dwayne Uglem, Briercrest’s president, presented the couple with a cheque to cover their airfare on October 2 at the schools’ annual missions conference.

Briercrest has been covering one-way travel expenses for new grads heading overseas for missions work for decades. “This fund is important to affirm the importance of global missions,” Uglem said.

Jon and Amie are looking forward to sharing what they’ve learned with students in Africa who don’t have access to the kind of education they received at Briercrest.

“We feel strongly that we’ve been blessed so that we can bless others,” Jon said after accepting the cheque on the Hildebrand Chapel stage in Caronport.

He challenged the conference attendees, asking, “How are you blessed so that you can bless others?”